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Museum-Cinema: Cinematic Fridays at the Museum / Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist, 2017 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist, 2017 | Dir. Teresa Griffiths, UK, 52 min.; English, Hebrew Subtitles
Introductory lecture: Noa Rosenberg, Curator of Modern Art

The painter Leonora Carrington was a significant figure in the Surrealist movement during its heyday in Paris in the 1930s. Despite this, even in her homeland, England, she is much less known than her counterparts. Carrington grew up in an affluent family. Despite the expectation that she conform to her social status, she rebelled against conventions already at a young age. Throughout her young life, she made bold choices (artistic, romantic, and others) whose common thread was her unyielding defiance of norms and expectations. She wandered between countries and eventually, after a not-so-brief stint in a psychiatric institution, found her place in Mexico, where she developed her artistic career and produced works influenced by occultism, myths, and Native American cultures. In addition to her art, Carrington dedicated herself to political causes, and became an influential figure in the women’s liberation movement in Mexico. The film presents her enchanting creations and captivating personality, depicting an extraordinary and unconventional artist.

More films on Museum-Cinema:
22/3/24, 11:30 — "Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s," 2017 >
5/4/24, 11:30 — "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg," 2016 >
12/4/24, 11:30 —
"Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future," 2014 >
19/4/24, 11:30 — "M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity," 2018 >
3/5/24, 11:30 Maverick Modigliani, 2020 >
10/5/24, 11:30 Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, 2019 >
7/6/24, 11:30 Witkin & Witkin, 2017 >
14/6/24, 11:30 Sophie Calle, 2012 >
21/6/24, 11:30 Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, 2020 >
28/6/24, 11:30 Toulouse Lautrec, l’insaisissable, 2019 >

Image: Leonora Carrington, And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur, 1953. (From: Leonora Carrington, The Lost Surrealist | Teresa Griffiths, 2017)