The abduction of Europa

For the Lebanese Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, Mounira Al Solh has been invited to create a bridge between myth and reality. Her installation, A Dance with her Myth, is about the abduction of the Phoenician princess Europa by the god Zeus, who disguised himself as a white bull. The artist reinterprets this ancient myth from a contemporary perspective. The catalogue includes several texts on the significance of the monumental 41-part installation.

MOUNIRA AL SOLH (b.1978 Beirut, Lebanon) is a multidisciplinary artist, working with painting and drawing, text, embroidery, recorded sound, sculptures, video and performative gestures. Growing up during the Lebanese Civil War in Lebanon, Al Solh's works bear witness to the impact of conflict and displacement in the region. She deals with ongoing social and feminist struggles, while her work can be political and poetically escapist at once. She lives and works between Lebanon and the Netherlands.

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