Adad Hannah : the Decameron retold.

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Richmond, British Columbia : Richmond Art Gallery, 2019.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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"This catalogue documents the making of the exhibition, Adad Hannah: The Decameron Retold, and includes responses to the process and exhibition through essays, interview and photographs. Adad Hannah: The Decameron Retold, was organized by the Richmond Art Gallery, curated by Nan Capogna, and presented from February 10 to April 20, 2019. Authors include: Shaun Dacey, Nan Capogna, Evan Lee, Erin Silver, Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick. Adad Hannah’s The Decameron Retold is based on the 14th century literary work The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Hannah created a series of video tableaux vivants using Boccaccio’s frame narrative as the departure point. For this exhibition, Hannah selected five paintings with references to The Decameron to base his video works on: Cymon and Iphigenia, 1773 by Benjamin West; Cymon and Iphigenia, 1884 by Frederic Leighton; Isabella and the Pot of Basil, 1866-68 by William Holman Hunt; Il Decamerone, 1870 by Severin Falkman; and The Decameron, 1916 by John William Waterhouse. The elements in the exhibition were built, painted, and sewn by volunteer community members who also participated as models and contributed stories to lay over The Decameron’s structure. Hannah is well known for his photographic and video works that explore the performative and cinematic potential of tableaux vivants. He has produced community-based projects around the world, from Senegal to Australia, the United States, and across Canada. This is his first large-scale community project in the Lower Mainland."-- Provided by publisher.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Richmond Art Gallery from February 10 to April 20, 2019.
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Decameron retold
  • 9781926594316 ((softcover))
  • 1926594312
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