Birgit Jürgenssen

Intersections. Women artists/surrealism/modernism

Patricia Allmer (Hrsg.)

Intersections. Women artists/surrealism/modernism

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 Elléouët, Doro­thea Tanning, Claude Cahun, Elsa Schiaparelli, Joyce Mansour, Leonor Fini, Mimi Parent, Lee Miller, Leonora Carrington, Ithell Colquhoun and Eileen Agar.