Leonora Carrington 21/06/2024 – 03/11/2024

Kumu Art Museum

4th floor, A-wing, Project Room 3

Adult: Kumu Art Museum
  • Family: Kumu Art Museum
  • Discount: Kumu Art Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Leonora Carrington. Kirurg. Dateerimata. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerpen
Project room exhibition

Leonora Carrington

The British-born artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011), whose work attracted renewed attention at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, is one of the most interesting Surrealist painters and novelists.

Carrington spent most of her life in Mexico, where she fled during the Second World War to escape the Nazi regime, to recover from a mental breakdown, and because of her complicated relationship with Max Ernst.

The Kumu project space features seven paintings by Leonora Carrington from her Mexican period, which are characterised by her unique style and fanciful, symbolic imagery. The year 2024 also marks the 100th anniversary of Surrealism worldwide.

The display of Carrington’s paintings in the 4th-floor project space is part of the exhibition History and Mystery: Latin American Art and Europe. Both exhibitions have been organised in collaboration with The Phoebus Foundation, from whose collections the works on display come.