THURSDAY, JUNE 17 / 11 AM – 7 PM

Lectures

Lecture: Leonor Fini, Surrealist Troubadour

6/13/2021 / 1:30pm

Join us Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm CST for the lecture Leonor Fini, Surrealist Troubadour. In this illustrated talk, Alyce Mahon will consider the life and art of Leonor Fini (1907-1996), one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth-century. Once hailed as a “female troubadour”, Fini reverses traditional gender roles in her art, invariably portraying men as passive objects of desire and women as active, mythological heroines. Considering Fini’s magnificent paintings, including the alchemical La Gardienne des phoenix (1952), Mahon will discuss the ways in which Fini presents a new female role model who is wise in love, witchcraft and occultism. 

This program is supported in part by The Parker Foundation.

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Alyce Mahon is Associate Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968 (2005), Eroticism & Art (2007), The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde (2020), the edited catalogue Dorothea Tanning (2018), and numerous essays on Surrealism and feminist art. She curated the retrospective exhibition Dorothea Tanning for the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid and Tate Modern, London in 2018-2019 and has served as curatorial advisor and author for many international Surrealist exhibitions including Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds (Schirn Kusnthalle, Frankfurt and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020), Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990 (Museum of Sex, New York, 2018- 2019), and Leonora Carrington  (IMMA, Dublin, 2013).

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2021-06-13 13:30:00 2021-06-13 00:00:00 America/Chicago Lecture: Leonor Fini, Surrealist Troubadour Join us Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm CST for the lecture Leonor Fini, Surrealist Troubadour. In this illustrated talk, Alyce Mahon will consider the life and art of Leonor Fini (1907-1996), one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth-century. Once hailed as a “female troubadour”, Fini reverses traditional gender roles in her art, invariably portraying men as passive objects of desire and women as active, mythological heroines. Considering Fini’s magnificent paintings, including the alchemical La Gardienne des phoenix (1952), Mahon will discuss the ways in which Fini presents a new female role model who is wise in love, witchcraft and occultism.  This program is supported in part by The Parker Foundation. Register Alyce Mahon is Associate Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968 (2005), Eroticism & Art (2007), The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde (2020), the edited catalogue Dorothea Tanning (2018), and numerous essays on Surrealism and feminist art. She curated the retrospective exhibition Dorothea Tanning for the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid and Tate Modern, London in 2018-2019 and has served as curatorial advisor and author for many international Surrealist exhibitions including Fantastic Women – Surreal Worlds (Schirn Kusnthalle, Frankfurt and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020), Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990 (Museum of Sex, New York, 2018- 2019), and Leonora Carrington  (IMMA, Dublin, 2013). Zoom

Photograph of Alyce Mahon by Eugenio Polgovsky

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