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The Medium of Leonora Carrington: A Feminist Haunting in the Contemporary Arts

£85.00

ISBN: 9781526161239
Artist(s): Leonora Carrington
Author(s): Catriona McAra
Format: hardback
Year published: Nov 2022
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 242

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Many creative people have spoken of their pilgrimage to meet the English-Mexican artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) as a profound encounter. Even before her death at the age of ninety-four, Carrington had garnered a cult following.

Thinking across contemporary art media, Catriona McAra demonstrates how Carrington has posthumously become a medium in her own right, critically haunting the creative intellectuals who met or knew her. The book curates the conceptual art of Lucy Skaer alongside a Tilda Swinton performance installation and links the eco-farming of Double Edge Theatre with the animal rights interests of novelists Chloe Aridjis and Heidi Sopinka and the embodied storytelling of Samantha Sweeting and Lynn Lu.

This long-awaited study provides essential reading for both new and established members of the burgeoning Carrington fan club.

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