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In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States Hardcover – January 11, 2012
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"For far too long, surrealism has been associated solely with male minds…But in fact, as this powerful new collection proves, female artists in the movement were a powerful force - delving deeply into their own subconscious and dreams…It is a journey, not just through the Americas, but through the unconscious…There is so much to revisit and rediscover here." --Feministing
"In Wonderland… celebrates the work of 48 visionaries, including Lola Alvarez Bravo's dreamy photocollages, Dorothea Tanning's soft sculptures, and iconic paintings by Frida Kahlo." --Elle Décor
"Essential to anyone who has serious interest in surreal and fantastic art." --Locus
"In Wonderland…expands the surrealist canon." --CHOICE
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Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture and Extra/ordinary: Craft and contemporary art; contributions to the anthologies It's Time for Action (There's No Option): About Feminism; Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism; and Contemporary Artists; catalogue essays for numerous national and international exhibitions; and articles and criticism in such journals as Art in America, Art Journal, Photography Quarterly, and TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies. She has also been a regular contributor to the popular feminist magazine BUST since 1999. Her current book project explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music.
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The exhibition as so beautifully designed and presented in this richly colorful and informative book showcases the work of many well-known artists such as Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Remedios Vara, Dorothea Tanning and Louise Bourgeois who form only part of the near fifty artists represented. As is widely known, the Surrealist Movement in art has heretofore been the domain of male artists - Jean Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy - many of whom objectified women in their paintings, casting them as sexual or symbolic ideals. Conversely, the female artists of the movement delved primarily into their own subconscious and dreams. Included are reproductions and notations and historical data of 48 Mexican and U.S.-based women artists whose contributions to the surrealist movement span more than four decades and whose work was both influential and radical in its own right.
For those preparing to visit this traveling exhibition or who simply want to expand their knowledge of an important period in art, this book is highly recommended. Grady Harp, January 12
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One of my favorite Art exhibits. So glad I get to revisit anytime I want just by opening the book.Published 6 months ago by Angela
This book is wonderful. It is full of information about female artists involved in surrealism and excellent reproductions of their artwork. I am very glad that I purchased it!Published on February 5, 2014 by Elisabeth Roberson
The person I gave this book to as a gift loved it and I would recommend it to all art lovers.Published on January 12, 2014 by R Kotowski
My wife saw this work at the Getty years ago but she didn't get it. Tried numerous times and finally Amazon came through and got her a hard to find art book. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by A. Luna