WAA.068

Lynn Harris, Jacqueline Morreau and Marina Warner; Chisenhale Gallery, London; 13/11/85

The exhibition 'Pandora's Box' toured to various venues in the UK during 1984-85. The exhibition was a sequel to 'Women's Images of Men' at the ICA, London in 1980. In this exhibition, artists explore the myth and matriarchy of Pandora, recuperating her more positive associations as an earth goddess.

Art historian Lynn Harris gives a slide presentation of various early representations of women from prehistoric times to Ancient Greece.

Jacqueline Morreau is a feminist figurative painter whose work is shown in the exhibition. She considers issues of representation and history through research into matriarchal societies.

Marina Warner is a novelist, critic and historian. She is a Professor at The University of Essex in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies and visiting Professor at Royal College of Art and Queen Mary University, London. Her writings concentrate upon female tropes and figures in mythology which recur throughout history, such as the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc.


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Accession No. WAA.068
Artist: Lynn Harris, Jacqueline Morreau and Marina Warner
Container annotation: Mythology meets Psychology, discussion in connection with 'Pandora Box' exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery
Place/Year: Chisenhale Gallery, London 13/11/85
Type: Discussion
Release status: CC BY-NC-SA
Technical aspects: Echoic
Duration: 01:33:56
Tape capacity: 90'
Tape brand: TDK