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The Emperor's new clothes
22nd October 2015 | 6:00 pm - 26th October 2015 | 10:00 pmFree
In Hans Christian Andersen’s tale The Emperor’s New Clothes, two weavers promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. He is then given nothing but an imaginary suit. The Emperor, worried that he is not able to see the suit and so he must be unfit for his position, pretends to see it and wears it proudly. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, everyone applauds him and his suit. No one dares to say that they don’t see any clothes until a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”
Iosu Vakerizzo’s exhibition lays somewhere between an installation and a painting exhibition. It is a comment on contemporary art, where no one dares say that the Emperor is naked in case they are labelled as fools. Many must hide their opinions behind walls. But each wall has a tiny hole through which we can peek deep inside and through to the other side. And, hopefully, see the truth.
The exhibition will take place in the shed, at the back of the Cellar Bar’s garden.
Opens on Thursday, October 22nd at 18:00 and will remain open every day (1pm til 12am roughly) throughout the weekend until Monday night. Free entry.