Adad Hannah The Decameron Retold
|Date:||Saturday, Feb 09, 2019 - Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
|Time:||Mon - Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat - Sun 10:00am-5:00pm
|Place:||Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
|Price:||This Event is FREE
Adad Hannah’s, The Decameron Retold, is a newly commissioned artwork by the Richmond Art Gallery based on the 14th century literary work, The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio. The medieval collection of novellas is comprised of 100 tales told over 10 days by 10 young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague.
For the exhibition Hannah has created a series of video tableaux vivants using Boccaccio’s frame narrative as the departure point. Working with community members in front of and behind the camera, and incorporating local stories gathered through an open call, participants lay their own stories over The Decameron’s structure. This new narrative expands Hannah’s typical improvisational approach to production and community engagement.
Hannah is well known for his photographic and video works that explore the performative and cinematic potential of tableaux vivants. He has produced community-based projects around the world, from Senegal to Australia, the United States and across Canada. This is his first large-scale community project in the Lower Mainland.
Opening Reception is Saturday, February 9, 2:00-5:00pm.
An exhibition catalogue to be produced.
This project is generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter program.
Image: Production still courtesy of the Artist.
This event is for All Ages.
Disability access is available.
For More information
Richmond Art Gallery