Truth Or Consequences
Tass Mavrogordato, Ann Newdigate
July 04 — August 02, 1997

Curated by Anthony Kiendl

Truth or Consequences is a two person exhibition consisting of tapestry based works by Ann Newdigate (Saskatoon) and Tass Mavrogordato (London, England). Both Mavrogordato and Newdigate have, independently of each other, created work which refers to the Bayeux tapestry, an 11th century embroidery of contested authorship. Mavrogordato’s work has consistently utilized comic style and graffiti references to illustrate contemporary social realities such as AIDS, urban decay, new technology and the media, and at the Or will exhibit a multi image work entitled ‘Dying For It’. Mavrogordato teaches tapestry at Goldsmith’s College in London.

Newdigate is a multimedia artist who has exhibited and lectured internationally, and has written for Canadian Art and had an essay included in New Feminist Art Criticism: Critical Strategies (ed. Katy Deepwell, University of Manchester Press), among other publications. Newdigate utilizes the Bayeux as an example of authoritative historical narration, as a site of constructed truth and propagandaexamining systems and institutions which determine value and through it create history. In ‘Arrival’ Newdigate combines woven tapestry with sound in the form of travelogue.

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