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If you are interested in Virginia Woolf and art, a 46-minute introductory talk on “Women Writers and the Avant-Garde: Virginia Woolf and Painting” is a real find.

Dr. Manuela Palacios González

Dr. Manuela Palacios González

Dr. Manuela Palacios González, professor of English Literature at the University of Santiago at Compostela, is the lecturer.

Thanks to Manuela Palacios Gonzalez for the link.

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The Waves by Virginia WoolfOnce again, an international artist has found inspiration in Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves.

This time, an art installation in Beirut, Lebanon, does the honors.

Thierry Kuntzel’s work, which is on display at the City Center Cinema Dome on the edge of downtown, is part of the Francophone Games.

Kuntzel’s installation, which is open until Oct. 28 from 5 – 9 p.m., references Woolf’s ground-breaking novel.

“’The Waves is a homage to Virginia Woolf, her writing, her invention of time, her personality – this life always on the edge of drowning (which was her real end), between terror and ecstasy,’” are the words Kuntzel includes in the display, according to a review in The Daily Star.

Other artists who have recently drawn on Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness novel for inspiration include:

  • Choreographer Zoe Reeve, a graduate student in South Africa, who incorporated its words into her dance production, “Outside + Beside Herself,” staged in July.
  • English director Katie Mitchell’s multi-media adaptation of the novel, which premiered in the United States in New York City, Nov. 14 through Nov. 22, 2008 and garnered rave reviews.
  • Princeton, the California band who appeared at Woolf and the City in June, has written and performed a song titled “The Waves.” It’s the group’s most frequently downloaded number from its “Bloomsbury” album.

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EXP-ELLESCENTREPOMPIDOU2The Centre Pompidou in Paris is presenting elles@centrepompidou, an interdisciplinary exhibit featuring more than 500 works of women artists from the 20th century to the present.

Part of the exhibit, which is designed to take an in-depth look at the place women occupy in culture, is named after Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.  It includes the work of artists who explore the idea of private space, mental projections and exhibition space.

Artists included are Dorothea Tanning, Tatiana Trouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Sophie Calle.

Read more about the exhibit, which runs through May 24, 2010.

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