Featuring new essays by established and emerging scholars, Intersections: Women artists/surrealism/modernism redefines conventional surrealist and modernist canons by focusing critical attention on women artists working in and with surrealism in the context of modernism. In doing so it redefines critical understanding of the complex relations between all three terms. The essays address work produced in a wide variety of international contexts and across several generations of surrealist production by women closely connected to the surrealist movement or more marginally influenced by it. Intersections explores work in a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to film and fashion, by artists including Susan Hiller, Maya Deren, Birgit Jurgenssen, Aube Elleouet, Dorothea Tanning, Claude Cahun, Elsa Schiaparelli, Joyce Mansour, Leonor Fini, Mimi Parent, Lee Miller, Leonora Carrington, Ithell Colquhoun and Eileen Agar.
Patricia Allmer is Senior Lecturer in Art History and a Chancellor's Fellow of Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Introduction Part I: Automatic practices 1. Four 'outsiders', four women: surrealism and the psychic elsewhere - Colin Rhodes 2. Photographic automatism: surrealism and feminist (post?)modernism in Susan Hiller's Sisters of Menon - Katharine Conley 3. The surrealist script(s): Bourgeois, Chadwick, Hiller - Guy Reynolds Part II: Poetic practices 4. Savage balm: Claude Cahun and Lise Deharme - Jonathan P. Eburne 5. Emma's navel: Dorothea Tanning's narrative sculpture - Catriona McAra 6. Trespassing boundaries: Liminality, hybridity and the quest for identity in Leonora Carrington's The Stone Door - Victoria Ferentinou 7. Screams: Women in post-war surrealist journals - Hazel Donkin Part III: Magical practices 8. Desert islands: magic and modernity in the work of Ithell Colquhoun - Neil Matheson 9. 'The Old Horizon Withdraws': surrealist connections in Martinique and Haiti - Suzanne Cesaire and Andre Breton, Maya Deren and Andre Pierre - Terri Geis Part IV: Combinatory practices 10. Helen Lundeberg, an oxymoron - Ilene Susan Fort 11. Lee Miller's signscapes - Patricia Allmer 12. Aube Elleouet's collages: Ricochets - Elza Adamowicz 13. Birgit Jurgenssen's poetic surrealist feminism - Gabriele SchorPart V: Practices of fashion 14. Feathers, flowers, and flux: Artifice in the costumes of Leonor Fini - Rachael Grew 15. Surrealist? Modernist? Artist? The vicissitudes of Elsa Schiaparelli - Emma West Index
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