Angels of Anarchy Lecture: Women Surrealists and the Politics of Eros

Francesca Woodman, On being an Angel, detail
Francesca Woodman, On being an Angel, detail
Thursday 1 October 2009
12.30pm - 2.00pm

Join us for this series of lectures on surrealism by experts from across the UK.

With Dr Alyce Mahon, Senior Lecturer in History C20th Art, University of Cambridge

In this lecture Dr Alyce Mahon will explore the role of erotic desire in Surrealism and women Surrealists’ provocative use of the sexual body to radically awaken the viewer to new social and political (national and gender) politics. Addressing a range of women Surrealists, including Meret Oppenheim, Leonor Fini, Frida Kahlo and Mimi Parent, Mahon will consider how these women both offered an alternative to dominant modes of Surrealist masculinity and paved the way for later, post 1960s, generations of feminist artists.

Cambridge university Department of Art History website.

Free but places are limited. To book:

Tel: 0161 2358888

Visit the Angels of Anarchy website for further information about the exhibition

The Angels of Anarchy Lecture Series is supported by MIRIAD

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