Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to announce Mythopoeia, a group exhibition gathering four international artists.
The exhibition title, drawn from the Greek ‘muthopoios’ and meaning ‘composer of fiction’, points to the age-old role of storytelling and mythologising in rationalising the unknown.
Mequitta Ahuja and Kapwani Kiwanga will be displaying new, never before seen work alongside Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Alida Rodrigues.
Working across a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, video and drawing, participating artists share an interest in crafting their own, new mythologies: personal cosmologies and fictional worlds with endless potential for interpreting and re-inventing our reality.
Present in all societies, ancient and modern, myths have long been of interest to artists and thinkers as a key to understanding culture.
Mythopoeia suggests that contemporary art can offer a similar opportunity to re-interpret the world, and constitutes a mythic system in itself: a machine for generating stories and images that help us comprehend our world, but which might also reaffirm its singularity and power.