Fragments, Stories, Myth: The Lives of Lost Artworks
Co-curated with Emilie Sitzia, Doreen Darnell, Ruben Van Mansum, Alice Tappenden
Publication designed and printed by Aaron Beehre, Grace Campbell, Sophie Davis, Johanna English, Rosalee Jenkin
Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch, 23 November – 9 December 2011
It has been said that conversation is a lost art. However, when it comes to talking about lost art, the conversations, the stories and the memories are free flowing. Have you ever wondered what happened to Venus de Milo's arms? Or perhaps what happens to artworks lost in transit? The history of art has always left a trail of fragments, of wonderful and horrific stories about missing artworks, and how they came to have this curious status.
An exhibition about lost, stolen and destroyed artworks with an accompanying 112 page publication that presents an experiment in curation and design, representing a collaboration between students of art history, art curatorship and graphic design at the University of Canterbury.