Transkreatürliche Osmosen, 1999

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For 45 years, Austrian artist Susanne Wenger lived in the African nation of Nigeria, where she honed her artistic practice and served as a priest in Yoruba religious ceremonies. This journal-like artist’s book presents a dynamic visual account of Wenger’s inner thoughts during her spiritual practice of meditation. The combination of calligraphic text and gestural drawings lends the book a sense of spontaneity, immediacy, and mystery.

Transkreatürliche Osmosen
Artist Life
1915 - 2009
8-5/8 × 6-7/8 in. (closed)
Accession Number
William P. Kosmas, London, England (d. 2017); Estate of William P. Kosmas, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2018.
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