Under the spell of Leonora Carrington

Under the spell of Leonora Carrington

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

Under the spell of Leonora Carrington:
who was this surrealist artist?

Leonora Carrington paninting.

In the run-up to the Venice Biennale, Amsterdam Art in collaboration with De Appel, organises an evening about Leonora Carrington. The theme of this year’s Biennale, The Milk of Dreams, comes from the title of the book of the same name by this surrealist artist and writer. Who was Leonora Carrington? Why are more and more art lovers becoming fascinated by her work? And why does Carrington's work feel so contemporary?

Nina Folkersma, director of Amsterdam Art and curator of the exhibition The Tears of Eros in Centraal Museum Utrecht (2020), in which the work of Leonora Carrington was shown in the Netherlands for the first time, talks to art historian Tessel Bauduin and artist Eva Bartels.

Tessel Bauduin is a historian of art and culture and has various publications on Surrealism to her name, including Surrealism and the Occult (2014) and Surrealism, Occultism and Politics. In Search of the Marvellous (2018). Eva Bartels is a visual artist, actress and performer who last year created a solo performance about the life and work of Leonora Carrington in her own studio.

The evening takes place at the 13th of April at De Appel.
Language: English
Entrance: € 5

RSVP: reservations [​at​] deappel.nl


19:30 Doors open

19:45 Welcome by Huib Haye vd Werf (interim director of De Appel)

19:50 Introduction by Nina Folkersma

20:00 Lectur Milking the surrealist dream: Leonora Carrington and fellow artists
door Tessel Bauduin

20:20 Q&A

20:30 Conversation with Eva Bartels by Nina Folkersma

20:50 Q&A with audience

21:00 End

Tessel M. Bauduin
Dr. Tessel M. Bauduin is a historian of art and culture. Her work focuses on modern art, especially 20th-century and contemporary Surrealist and related art and artists around the world. Dr. Bauduin works at the University of Amsterdam as Programme Director of the Humanities Lab.

Eva Bartels
Eva Bartels is an Amsterdam based multidisciplinair artist fascinated by identity. She researches the archetypes within her own being by using several artistic disciplines, such as VR, film, painting, writing and performance. As an artist she often uses her own body as a tool by acting, modeling and performing in her own work.

Nina Folkersma
Nina Folkersma is an art historian and a graduate from the Curatorial Programme of De Appel. As an independent curator she has organised a broad spectrum of projects art various institutions in The Netherlands and abroad. She is currently director of Amsterdam Art, the organisation responsible for the annual Amsterdam Art Week.

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