Saturday, 19 July 2008

Fabric of myth

This fascinating exhibition at Compton Verney explores the significance of textiles in classical mythology. There were some older works depicting the traditional Greek myths involving threads and weaving and some modern works on the same theme. One of the most interesting galleries contained works that had been made by people in institutions and showed how they used their work to reach beyond the confined space of its production. The section on weaving memory showed how cloth takes on the circumstances of its construction and communicates across time. Cloth is used to maintain personal and cultural memory.

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