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 All the Better to See You With: Fairy Tales Transformed

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Description

This exhibition presents contemporary art work alongside a selection of key historical fairy tale books that provide re-interpretations of the classic fairy tales for a 21st-century context, including 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'The Little Mermaid'.

Featuring international and Australian artists the show explores artists' use of the fairy tale to express social concerns and anxieties surrounding issues such as the abuse of power, injustice and exploitation.

Fairy tales can comfort and entertain us; they can divert, educate and help shape our sense of the world; they articulate desires and dilemmas, nurture imagination and encapsulate good and evil. 'All the better to see you with' invites us to delve into this shadowy world of ancient stories through the eyes of a diverse range of artists and art works.

This major summer exhibition is presented across all three levels of the museum and is accompanied by a catalogue and public and education programs. The exhibition has been generously supported by Naomi Milgrom AO and the Consultate General of the United States, Melbourne.

Artists include Broersen & Lukács, Kate Daw, Peter Ellis, Dina Goldstein, Mirando Haz, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Amanda Marburg, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou Patricia Piccinini, Paula Rego, Lotte Reiniger, Allison Schulnik, Sally Smart, Kiki Smith, Kylie Stillman, Tale of Tales, Janaina Tschäpe, Miwa Yanagi, Kara Walker and Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh).

Location

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
University of Melbourne
801 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3010


Contact details

03 8344 5148
potter-info@unimelb.edu.au
www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au


Dates and times

23/11/2017 to 04/03/2018

Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: noon – 5pm
Sun: noon – 5pm

Closed Mondays


Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages



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