Elizabeth Carpenter is an independent curator and writer. She served on the curatorial team for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition “Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective” (1997). In 2001, she was guest curator of “Jim Dine Prints: 1985–2000” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for which she also wrote and edited a catalogue raisonné. From 2001 to 2015 she was a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
In the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, André Breton famously defined Surrealism as “Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express . . . the actual functioning of thought . . . in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.” Read More