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A Dance with her Myth

  • TUE - SUN
    20/04 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 30/09
    11 AM - 8 PM

    01/10 > 24/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner/Curator: Nada Ghandour
Exhibitor: Mounira Al Solh
Venue: Arsenale


The Lebanese Pavilion invited artist Mounira Al Solh to create a bridge between myth and reality. Her multimedia installation A Dance with her Myth – combining painting, drawing, sculpture, embroidery, and video – plunges visitors in ancient Phoenicia through modern plastic and visual techniques.
Al Solh’s installation is rooted in a mythical tale: the abduction of Princess Europa on a beach of the city of Tyre by the god Zeus, who took the form of a white bull. Revisiting mythological tales allows critical reflection and the emergence of alternative perspectives.
The journey that Al Solh invites us to pursue, following in the footsteps of Princess Europa, leads to the realisation of a feminine destiny, liberated from the influence of the “Gods”—one that embraces the role and responsibilities typically associated with men without being subjected to them, and whilst aspiring to a different state of being.
Al Solh’s reinterpretation of the myth creates a rhetorical and visual space celebrating emancipation, freedom, equality, commitment, and solidarity. The Lebanese Pavilion presents this exhibition to the public, aiming to nurture the collective social and political awareness through the transformative power of art.

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