South Australian artists Elyas Alavi, Kate O’Boyle and Louise Haselton present new bodies of work inspired by the mythologies, subjects, and techniques of FUMA’s European print collection dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
New works in sculpture, painting, video, and printmaking, are shown alongside more than 60 historical prints including woodcuts from the 15th century Nuremberg Chronicle, and impressions by European masters Francisco Goya, Käthe Kollwitz, William Blake, John Martin, Agostino Carracci and Albrecht Dürer.
After the Fall takes its cue from the biblical Fall, represented in the FUMA collection by the print Adam and Eve driven out of Paradise (1827) by British artist John Martin (1789-1854). Martin's dramatic mezzotint illustrates a scene in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost where Adam and Eve are banished by God from the Garden of Eden for their transgressions, corrupting humanity and bringing sin to the world.
This exhibition reflects on themes of grief, faith, and end-times, and considers how artists respond to crises from the renaissance to contemporary times.
After the Fall is accompanied by a catalogue, public programs and digital documentation of the project, its creative processes, and outcomes.
A Flinders University Museum of Art exhibition presented in partnership with Guildhouse and supported by Arts South Australia
Artists: Elyas Alavi, Kate O’Boyle and Louise Haselton
Curator: Alice Clanachan