Contemporary artists are looking to spiritual and divination systems to address today’s power structures.
Shannon Taggart’s book SÈANCE pictures the supernatural occurrences in the lives of Spiritualists, seekers, mediums, and other occult practitioners.
By sharing his particular visual language, Thomas hopes to trigger our own connection to the divine.
The latest volume of af Klint’s catalogue raisonné reveals the artist exploring the spiritual world with quasi-scientific deliberation.
Through her encounters with the spirit Lacamo, Peavy developed a cosmology based on 12,000-year cycles of evolution.
“A lot of people have been turning to art, needing space to process,” says the artist Edgar Fabián Frías, who, along with Hayley Barker, Julie Weitz, and Patrisse Cullors, has been discussing their art as spiritual practice.
Shannon Taggart started photographing the mediums of Lily Dale in 2001, and for 16 years after has documented the séances and practices of modern Spiritualism.
An American artist couple known as Wella P. and L. Pet Anderson made sketches of the dead that drew inspiration not from photographs or other visual records but from supposed communication with the departed themselves.