Pandora's Box

Date:10. Feb. – 31. März 2011
Alessandro Marena Project, Torino, Italy

Tanja Boukal (Vienna, Austria, 1976) arrives in Italy with her first personal show for Alessandro Marena Project.

Exclusive to the space in Via della Rocca, the artist has designed a site specific installation that reflects the origin of evil in an ironic way, but not without bitterness. It is no coincidence that her work is inspired by the legendary story of "Pandora's box" where all of the misfortunes poured into the world after its opening.

Hesiod in the "Works and Days," wrote that Zeus, father of all gods, had given the box to a woman, Pandora, with strict orders never to open it. As did Eve in the biblical myth, Pandora disobeyed these most specific instructions.

In fact the woman, curious as only the fairer sex can be, opened it and in only a few moments released all the ills of the world except hope that did not have time to make it out of the box.

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