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The Chained Lady, the Microscope and the Southern Fish


Tue 29 Jun 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 30 Jun 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 1 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Fri 2 Jul 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sat 3 Jul 2010, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: SOFA Gallery, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

20 May - 4 July 2010

The University of Canterbury Platform Arts Festival presents an exhibition stimulated by interpretations of myths and artworks.

Is there such a thing as an authentic myth? Does the truth of a myth or artwork lie in its roots and origins, or in the context of its retelling? Originally exhibited at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland, the exhibition rests around the proposition asserted by the late Claude Levi-Strauss, that the most authentic way to know a myth is to conceive of all of the moments and contexts in which it has been told.

Curated by UC alumna Tessa Giblin, and riffing off an earlier exhibition Every Version Belongs to the Myth, curated together with Amalia Pica, this exhibition develops and examines the premise further by travelling halfway around the world to SOFA Gallery, Christchurch. The myths have been added to by local artists Louise Palmer and Alice Baxter, and like a rumour passed from ear to ear, the artworks and artefacts will appear in new and altered guises.

Artists include: Maria Barnas (NL), Alice Baxter (NZ), Michael Fortune & Aileen Lambert (IE), Louise Palmer (NZ), Amalia Pica (AR), Elizabeth Price (UK), Gareth Moore (CA), and Kevin Atherton (UK/IE).

Presented as a part of the University of Canterbury's Platform Arts Festival 2010, a dynamic 11 day extravaganza of art, lectures, theatre, music and film.