VIRGINIA WOOLF – AN EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY HER WRITINGS
Tate St Ives
Until April 28, 2018
This exhibition is led by author Virginia Woolf’s writing; it acts as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art – with works by over 80 artists (both contemporary and late artists), including Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Winifred Nicholson, Sandra Blow, Barbara Hepworth, Claude Cahun, Ethel Walker, Frances Hodgkins and Dora Carrington.
The exhibition tours to Pallant House, Chichester, UK, 26 May – 16 September and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, 2 October – 9 December, 2018.
The Bloomsbury Group
The Bloomsbury Group was a mixed group of bisexual English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. Their works and outlook deeply influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics as well as modern attitudes towards feminism, pacifism, and sexuality. It played a prominent role in the LGBT history of its day in (Blooksbury) London. The women members of this group is Wirginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Dora Carrington is remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton Strachey.
The Bloomsbury Group wasn’t ‘unconventional’. It was bisexual. Joel Lucyszyn examines the bisexuality of Bloomsbury, and the need to put the ‘bi’ back in biography.
Claude Cahun: the trans artist years ahead of her time by BBC