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The Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions


Concurrent with the weekend of the Occult Humanities Conference will be the exhibition Verbal, Somatic and Material. Assembled by Jesse Bransford, the exhibition collects works by many of the speakers in the form of artworks and texts.

Magic relies on at least one of three components, the verbal, the somatic (i.e. body gestures) and a material component. The exhibition collects works of art in text and material that connect and join the rich metaphors of art and magic.


Artworks from:

Jesse Bransford
Elijah Burgher
David Chaim Smith
Fulgur Esoterica
Ouroboros Press
Shannon Taggart

The exhibition will be on view for the duration of the Occult Humaities conference.
A closing reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday October 20th from 6-8pm. This exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Books and editions from Fulgur Esoterica, Ouroboros Press and Catland will be available for sale thoughout the duration of the conference.

The Occult Humanities Conference is hosted by Phantasmaphile, Observatory and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

October 18-20, 2013

34 Stuyvesant St. New York, NY