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The Count of Monte Cristo: Island of True Stories

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The Count of Monte Cristo: Island of True Stories

Bradninch Place
Gandy Street
Exeter EX4 3LS
United Kingdom
April 1st, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Opening: April 1st, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
galleries@exeterphoenix.org.uk
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 5.30 sun 11.30 - 5.00
TAGS:  
mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition employs Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure novel and its many screen based interpretations, to bring together the work of five artists; Annabel Dover, Cathy Lomax, Hayley Lock, Alex Pearl and Mimei Thompson.

Working in a range of disciplines and media, each plot their own responses to the overarching themes of betrayal, disguise, revenge and patience, mapping out a story of imagined objects, characters, conversations and relics.

This treasure-laden exhibition examines the playful space between reality and illusion, and charts voyages from the sublime to the ridiculous.

A publication will accompany the exhibition which includes previously unpublished chapters from Dumas’ original manuscript, recently discovered in the library archive of Wilmore House and translated by Paul Becker.