Not without My Ghosts by Susan Alberth / ISBN 9781853323737 / attractive 111-page paperback with wrapper, 5.75 x 8.75 inches, illustrated, from Hayward Gallery Publishing (UK)
The abiding presence of spiritualism in art, from af Klint to Susan Hiller
Bringing together more than 30 international artists from the late 19th century to the present day, Not without My Ghosts surveys work inspired by spiritualism and its rich cultural history.
With original essays by art historian Susan L. Aberth and curators Simon Grant and Lars Bang Larsen, this publication explores the anti-authoritarian political agendas of 19th-century spiritualism and the movement’s close association to the history of feminism, as well as its continued influence on contemporary practitioners. Spanning diverse artistic approaches, Not without My Ghosts offers a unique insight into the ties that bind spirit and mediumistic art across the centuries.