Abraxas aims to represent the best of the international esoteric scene in a high quality printed format. As a bi-annual journal, it seeks to offer relevant and thought-provoking features: ranging from essays that are scholarly and engaging, to images and sounds that challenge and inspire. Our print run is limited, and every issue employs lavish colour and exotic papers – providing for the reader a rare sensory sorcery. Indeed, it is our intent that Abraxas should embody that magical, creative nexus which feeds both mind and soul. And in a world fraught with troubles, our approach is refreshingly non-partisan and inclusive… join us!
Abraxas Special Issue no. 1: ‘Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art. Select Papers from the University of Cambridge Conference’.
Official release date: May 25th, 2013
Presented in its usual impeccable design and high quality format, it offers eight papers selected from the ‘Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic and the History of Art’ conference held at the History of Art department at the University of Cambridge in December 2012.
From the depiction of astrology in medieval manuscript illumination, to Renaissance magic stones, Tantric fertility rites, Surrealist painting and the influence of witchcraft on 20th-century American experimental films, this issue of Abraxas aims to attest the place of esoteric themes as a flourishing field in current art-historical research and to the formative influence which esoteric currents have exerted on Western and non-Western material and visual culture.
I:MAGE – An Inaugural Exhibition of Esoteric Artists
London 16th – 25th May, 2013 - 32 Store Street WC1E 7BS
Fulgur is pleased to present I:MAGE, a week-long exhibition showcasing the best international esoteric art. Fifteen artists will exhibit their work at Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London, from Sunday 19 May to Saturday 25 May 2013.
The common thread between these artists is the internalisation of esoteric themes and the externalisation of the mythical, the magical and the mysterious in their many forms. Ranging from the work of progressive women such as Ithell Colquhoun and Steffi Grant, through the dark symbolist wanderings of Agostino Arrivabene and Denis Forkas Kostromitin, to the exploratory audio-visual practices of NOKO, I:MAGE promises to be a landmark exhibition without precedent.
Visit our I:MAGE gallery for a list of exhibiting artists.
The exhibition will coincide with a series of events and celebrations held at Treadwell’s Books centred on esoteric art.