Leonora Carrington Exhibition and Symposium in Mexico City

WOWSERS!  A Leon0ra Carrington symposium and “Magical Tales” exhibition is being held at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City! Pop her name into this blog’s search engine and you’ll find a buncha postings on her as we love her painting, her writing and her wizarding! The symposium takes place Thursday August 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and speakers include Robert Ansell of Fulgur Ltd Publishing.

The Museum’s website says:

“In recent years, interest in the academic world has resurfaced due to the impact of occult arts in modern art, cinema and literature. Perhaps surrealism is the vanguard that was most deeply marked by esotericism and magic. Among its exponents Leonora Carrington stands out, due to its unique approach to motives and esoteric thinking.

This symposium focuses on Carrington’s broad interests in the occult, from its idiosyncratic fusion of different traditions, to the use of esotericism and spiritualism as means to imagine new ecologies. In this way, Carrington’s art will be embraced from a broader context, which includes the esoteric concerns of his close collaborators, such as Remedios Varo and Alejandro Jodorowsky.


10 – 12 h / Magical art and cinema

Welcome /  Per Faxneld and Kristoffer Noheden

The esoterization of art criticism at the turn of the century /  Per Faxneld ( Södertörn University)

Leonora Carrington: breaking rules /  ME Warlick (Denver University)

The sacred mountain  (1973) by Alejandro Jodowrowsky: surrealism, esotericism and contemporary Mexican art /  Abigail Susik (Willamette University)

12 – 13 h Break

13 – 14 h /  Hidden collaborations and esoteric ecologies

Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo: magical reflections /  Tere Arcq (independent curator)

The ghosts of Leonora Carrington: animals, esotericism and ecology /  Kristoffer Noheden (Stockholm University)

14 –  15 h / Round table: Esotericism and art

Coordina /  Robert Ansell (Fulgur Books)


Frater Lux Ad Mundi


  1. Good afternoon
    I understand that there is an exhibit of works by Leonora Carrington and Romedios Varos at the Museum. If this is correct, please advise me when this exhibit will be closed as I would like to schedule a trip to Mexico City.

    Thank you,
    Alan O Amos,

    • I believe that’s all posted on the Museum’s website. I hope you manage to visit the exhibit!

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