In the history of humanity, monsters and creatures have always existed. Monsters are fascinating, terrifying, excessive figures. They build the imagination of an individual or a society. They are inventions that at the same time arouse horror and wonder, fear and desire, surprise and attraction. It is their nature: the monsters bring out the most hidden and lost part of us, they shape the ugly, the unpleasant, the improper, the incorrect.
And so, the exhibition “will show” this interesting and significant architecture of mythological, legendary, literary and folkloristic creatures, all united in the game of overlapping and interlayer as a natural form to contain all that logic cannot do. All observed with the gaze of figurations: because, thanks to monsters, we give an image to what we do not know how to see, and therefore we know ourselves.
Pictures of Sarah Tavana’s sculptures – detail.