Exhibition

Mythologies

1 May 2022 – 5 Jun 2022

Regular hours

Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

CATHY

Furth im Wald
Bavaria, Germany

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The inaugural exhibition of CATHY deals with myths and mythologies, both in relation to concrete traditions and to mythologies as universal aesthetic phenomena.

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The works of the German and Czech artists in this transnational exhibition revolve around oral tradition, the legendary – in short: they deal with myths. Many a legend that originated in the Bohemian Forest has spread in the past to neighbouring areas, the Upper Palatinate or the Bavarian Forest, and vice versa. As the place of the Drachenstich (dragon stabbing), Furth im Wald, in particular, has a century-old folk legend that is known far beyond the town's borders.  

Although concrete references to legendary stories and traditions from the border region are made in the exhibition, the participating artists are chiefly interested in dealing with mythologies in a universally aesthetic way. Mythical stories give rise to ideas and visions; their claim to universal validity and truth does not have to be subject to the limitations of reason-based logos. Myths can therefore be particularly dealt with in the field of aesthetics.

The three openings, each of which presents the exhibition in a new, modified form, reflect the changes that myths and mythologies sometimes undergo through adaptation. Although the core of a legend remains intact, its details, however, sometimes change, additions and embellishments are added. Through its processuality, the exhibition reflects this dimension of modifiability.

The exhibition is generously supported by the German-Czech Future Fund.

First Opening: Sunday, 1 May, 15-18h
Second Opening: Sunday, 15 May, 15-18h
Third Opening: Sunday, 29 May, 15-18h

Exhibiting artists

Georg Dahled

Petr Švolba

Lena Policzka

David Mazanec

Elena Helfrecht

Kateřina Dobroslava Drahošová

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