New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition

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New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition

March 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that The Storyteller by Cornelia Hernes has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
The Storyteller is a part of a recent body of work portraying a selection of characters from the Italian theatre tradition of Commedia dell’arte. I am intrigued by the timeless and cross-cultural ritual of disguise and role-play as a means to explore different aspects of life. Storytelling presents an arena in which we can expand our minds and explore our emotions. In the context of theatre, the storyteller sets the mood of the stage and introduces the premise of the story for the actors to carry out. The Storyteller further represents someone who through concealing her own identity can freely mediate a message beyond herself. The function of the mask in this case is therefore not to hide, but rather to reveal other perspectives. Symbolically, the mask alludes to how we assume different roles. We each naturally bring out a selection of the many facets of who we are in different contexts in life. The Storyteller reminds us that a person is so much more than we can actually see.”
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The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon