I have been very remiss in posting about the astounding Hilma Af Klint show up now at London's Serpentine Gallery. Perhaps it was due to my unconscious mind's blind jealousy that such a thing of wonder is happening so far from where I live. Alas! But if you are lucky enough to be in the region, you have until this Sunday to visit it, and you simply must if you haven't already. Do it for me. It is deeply heartening to see this pioneer of spiritual abstraction get her due.
In good NYC-centric news, there is an incredible series of complementary otherworldly events being programmed by spirit photographer extraordinaire, Shannon Taggart, at Brooklyn's own Morbid Anatomy Museum. The series will focus on Spiritualism, feminism, and the history and practice of mediumship:
Wednesday, June 8, 7pm - Spirits, Spoon Benders and Suffragettes: An Introduction to Spiritualism
Thursday, June 9, 7pm - Traditional Spiritualist Message Service
Friday, June 10, 7pm - The Fox Sisters: Pioneers Of Spiritualism and Feminism, with Author Barbara Weisberg
Saturday, June 11, Class, 11am – 1pm - Spirit Portraits, Auragraphs and Automatic Drawings: A Spiritualist Art Workshop with Medium Susan Barnes
Saturday, June 11, Lecture, 2pm – 3pm - Spiritualist Medium, Free Love Advocate and Presidential Candidate: The Revolutionary Feminism of Victoria Woodhull, An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Cristina Zaccarini
Saturday, June 11, Class, 3:30pm – 5:30 pm - One Minute Mediumship: An Experimental Workshop with Medium Lauren Thibodeau
Sunday, June 12, 2pm - Traditional Spiritualist Message Service with Tea and Coffee Reception
I am definitely planning on making it to some of these, and you should, too.