Venue
The Minories, Colchester
Location
South East England

‘New Magical Realism’ curated by Micha Eden Erdész

Supported by UCC and City of Munich

September 7 – 30 September 2019, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, GB

Colchester in Essex in 2019 is a ‘city’ uncomfortable with the rebellious history of Boudicca against a backdrop of Roman power.Spanning two-floors of the Minories’ Grade II Tudor site, artists explore a tension, life and approach to a subject matter between the Magic and Real by invoking magical alterity. The Robber Bride (1993) sees Margaret Atwood tasking Zenia’s character with the convenyacing of subversive Magical narrative forces.Much like the current political stage, Zenia is an image reflected in a smoky mirror, whose multiple and ‘forever shape-shifting character functions as a catalyst for new and re-emergent traumas.’ (Vickroy cited in Bouson 2010: 23)


0 Comments