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Nina Karasek (Joële)

1883-1952 (AUSTRIA)

KARASEK WAS A VIENNESE GENRE PAINTER WHO BECAME POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF DUTCH MASTER, REMBRANDT VAN RIJN. FROM HER MID 40S ONWARDS, SHE DREW AND PAINTED ON BEHALF OF THE GREATS OF ART HISTORY: FROM LEONARDO DA VINCI TO FRANCISCO GOYA. AS HER EXTRAORDINARY OPUS EVOLVED, KARASEK ASSUMED THE NAME OF A PRIMORDIAL ALTER-EGO - JOËLE - TO AUTHOR A PRIVATE MYTHOLOGY, MADE ONLY MORE OBSCURE BY IMPENETRABLE NOTES SCRAWLED ON THE BACK OF EACH DRAWINGS.

THE MEDIUM’S MEDIUM, THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING, (LONDON) 2019
PLANTS OF THE SOUL: FLORAL FANTASIES BETWEEN SYMBOLISM AND OUTSIDER ART
, WILHELM HACK MUSEUM, (LUDWIGSHAFEN), 2019
FLYING HIGH: WOMEN ARTISTS OF ART BRUT,
 BANK AUSTRIA KUNSTFORUM, (VIENNA), 2019
ALMA: MEDIUMS AND VISIONARIES, 
BALUARD MUSEUM, (PALMA DE MALLORCA), 2019
ENTRÉE DES MÉDIUMS: SPIRITISME ET ART D’HUGO À BRETON, LA MAISON DE VICTOR HUGO, (PARIS), 2013

Pilar Bonet Julve, "Medium e visionarie: Clara Schuff, Nina Karasek e Julia Aguilar." Osservatorio Outsider Art, 18, 2019 (pp. 34–45)
Elmar R. Gruber, "Flying Higher: Mediumistische Künstlerinnen." In: Ingried Brugger, Hannah Rieger and Veronika Rudorfer (eds.), Flying High: Künstlerinnen der Art Brut. Heidelberg, Berlin: Kehrer, 2019 (pp. 232–235)
Roberto Roda, "Il simbolismo magico e muliebre di Nina Karasek." In: Roberto Roda (ed.), Eredità del simbolismo: Mitologie, etnografie, esoterismi. Exhibition catalogue. Mantova: Sometti, 2007 (pp. 250–59)