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  • Osart Gallery

Miart 2021 | Gate 4 - Stand B69


17-19 September 2021

VIP preview 16 September, invitation only

fieramilanocity_MiCo - pavillion 4

Entrance gate 4 - viale Scarampo, corner of via Colleoni, Milan

Booth B69

Open to the public

Friday 17 and Saturday 18: from 11.30 to 20.00

Sunday 19: from 11.00 to 19.00

On ther occasion of Miart 2021, Osart Gallery presents The Dragon's Teeth.

The Dragon's Teeth (‘I denti del drago’) was the title of the exhibition curated by Daniela Palazzoli in 1972 at the L'Uomo e L'Arte Gallery in Milan. The title linked the show to Greek mythology, and to Cadmus who had to fight a dragon before founding the city of Thebes. After killing the dragon, on the advice of Athena he planted its teeth in the ground. Armed men sprouted from the dragon's teeth and Cadmus had to fight them until the few survivors helped him in the foundation of Thebes. Herodotus believed that it was Cadmus who had brought the Phoenician alphabet to Greece.

The 1972 exhibition pondered the relationship between book, language and content, and conceived books to be experienced rather than read.


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