In this episode, artists discuss their work in the Immortality & Vulnerability exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center. Curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menendez.
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IMMORTALITY and VULNERABILITY
April 17 to May 9, 2015
SECOND FLOOR GALLERY
Although immortality and vulnerability are two seemingly opposite or contradictory concepts, often, they have played a parallel role in the art and literature of past cultures. One such example can be found in the mythological tale of Achilles. Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the greatest warrior of Homer’s Iliad. Although consider a great warrior, legends state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Therefore, Achilles story embodies both concepts. In this exhibition, the invited artists and poets have been asked to reinterpret the idea of immortality and vulnerability in a personal, psychological or social manner and provide the viewer with a contemporary glimpse into an age old concept.
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