How Art Can Break Down Barriers: The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde


Booking is now open for our virtual Research Talk, to be delivered by Dr Alyce Mahon (e2000).

Alyce Mahon is a Reader in Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the monographs Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968(Thames & Hudson, 2005), Eroticism & Art (Oxford University Press, 2005 and 2007and The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press, 2020), as well as numerous essays on Surrealism, performance art, and feminist art practice. She is the curator of Dorothea Tanningthe first major retrospective exhibition of the American Surrealist, for the Museo Reina Sofia (Oct. 3, 2018 –Jan. 7, 2019) and Tate Modern (Feb. 27–June 6, 2019), and has served as curatorial advisor and author for many international Surrealist exhibitions – most recently for Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990, Museum of Sex, New York (Sept. 28, 2018-March 4, 2019), Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Musée Bourdelle, Paris, 2015), and Leonora Carrington  (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2013). She is currently completing a monograph on Dorothea Tanning for Yale University Press for publication in 2021. 

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