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Postgraduate Centre Talks: Writing Lab with Susan Aberth

Thursday 28 Jan, 4:00pm5:00pm
Thursday 28 Jan, 4:00pm5:00pm

Susan Aberth will be in conversation with Judith Noble, Head of Research, Plymouth College of Art discussing her co-authored and recently published book The Tarot of Leonora Carrington as part of the Postgraduate Centre’s Writing Lab day.

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington is the first book dedicated to this important aspect of the surrealist artist’s work. It includes a full-size facsimile of her newly discovered Major Arcana; an introduction from her son, Gabriel Weisz Carrington; and a richly illustrated essay from Tere Arcq and Susan Aberth that offers new insights ­—­­­ exploring the significance of tarot imagery within Carrington’s wider work, her many inspirations and mysterious occult sources.

Susan Aberth is the Edith C. Blum Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Bard College, New York where her specialties include Latin American Art, Surrealism, Outsider Art and Esotericism. She holds a BA from UCLA, an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. She received a professional development fellowship from the College Art Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (2004). She has contributed essays to Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (Phoenix Art Museum, 2019), Leonora Carrington: Cuentos Mágicos, (Museo de Arte Moderno & INBA, Mexico City, 2018); Unpacking: The Marciano Collection (Delmonico Books, Prestel, 2017), and Leonora Carrington and the international avant-garde (Manchester University Press, 2017).

Images: © Fulgur Press

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