Horses, balloons, bunnies and smoke: Surreal photographs by Andrea Galvani

Photograph by Andrea Galvani of black horse with head covered by black balloons.

Andrea Galvani, ‘Death of an image #9′, 2006. C-print on aluminum dibond, 108 x 146 cm. Collection AGI, MART Museum, Italy.

Surreal photo by Andrea Galvan of white horse with white balloons covering head.

Andrea Galvani, ‘Death of an image #5′, 2005. C-print mounted on aluminum dibond, 108 x 146 cm. Collection AGI, MART Museum, Italy.

Photography by Andrea Galvani of a man standing in snow with upper half consumed by grey smoke.

Andrea Galvani, ‘The Intelligence of Evil #5′, 2007.

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Symposium: Contemporary Art’s Confrontation With the Monstrous, 4 December 2012, Amsterdam Museum

Zoe Leonard, 'Preserved Head of a Bearded Woman, Musee Orfila', 1991. From a series of five silver gelatin prints. Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Zoe Leonard, ‘Preserved Head of a Bearded Woman, Musee Orfila’, 1991. From a series of five silver gelatin prints. Centre Pompidou, Paris.

If anyone happens to be in Amsterdam this week, I will be giving a paper on Zoe Leonard’s series Preserved Head of a Bearded Woman, Musée Orfila (1991) at a symposium entitled  ‘Contemporary Art’s Confrontation With the Monstrous‘. The symposium is taking place at the Amsterdam Museum (Filmzaal) from 10am-5pm, on Tuesday, 4 December 2012. The event is being organized by Dr Kathryn Brown at Tilburg University, and includes an exciting array of speakers, including keynote by Dr Petra Lange-Berndt (who also runs the fantastic Preserved! blog out of UCL). Registration fee is €15/€10 students (includes lunch and refreshments); to register, please email: info@onderzoekschoolkunstgeschiedenis.nl.