(This is a compelling account of one woman's journey to re...)
This is a compelling account of one woman's journey to reclaim the magical, oracular, and spiritual dimensions of life. After building a personal altar to the Black Madonna, art critic Suzi Gablik finds herself immersed in a world of oracles and synchronicities. Adopting an attitude of openness, trust, and curiosity, she experiments with the reality of divine intervention: relying on oracular signs, numinous clues, guided inspiration, and moments of meaningful coincidence as another way of knowing and appreciating the world. Confronting the challenges of a powerful experience that is filled with paradox and ambiguity, she arrives at a very special place of being able to enjoy, accept, and trust the ultimate inscrutability of the universe.Today many of us live without access to the visionary part of our payche. We tend to think of life as being unpredictable and random-a series of disconnected events, flowing like an arrow through time. Living the Magical Life opens a doorway to a deeper vision of the world.
(Originally published in 1984, Suzi Gablik's vivid descrip...)
Originally published in 1984, Suzi Gablik's vivid description of how the heroic idealism of 20th century art had degenerated into a despiritualized marketplace of styles, forms and attitudes challenged and provoked a multitude of readers.
Gablik atteneded Black Mountain College. In 1951, she entered Hunter College and received her Bachelor of Arts in 1955.
Gablik began as an artist working with collage paintings in 1955. Her first one-woman show was held in New York in 1966. She and the New York Times art critic John Russell wrote the exhibition catalog, Pop Art Redefined in 1969. Another solo show was held in 1972 in New York. In the late 1970s, she ceased making art to devote herself to writing art history and criticism.
Then she became a university lecturer. Suzi taught at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts and Washington and Lee University and has lectured at many others. She participated in the United States International Communications Agency lecture tours in India, Hungary, Pakistan and countries of South Asia from 1976 to 1979.
Gablik has written articles for Art in America, where she was the London correspondent for fifteen years, for ARTnews in 1962-1966, for Times Literary Supplement and The New Criterion, as well as for blogs.
Also Gablik participated in a March 7, 2013 podcast on the subject of "Solastalgia and Creative Response" with Angelo Manno and Glenn Albrecht. She gave a presentation at the Fall 1986 Mountain Lake Symposium on "Postmodernism and the Question of Meaning: For a New Spiritualism".
(Originally published in 1984, Suzi Gablik's vivid descrip...)2004
(This is a compelling account of one woman's journey to re...)2002