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Frist Center: Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
mail@fristcenter.org
(615) 244-3340


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airy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination
Feb 24 – May 28, 2012

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life’s mysteries, desires, and fears. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from Aesop’s Fables to the products of genetic experimentation, the artists in the exhibition examine interactions between nature and humanity in the context of oral and written lore, psychology, ethics, and visions of the future in both science and science fiction. The exhibition will include approximately 60 contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video works.

Please note: Works in this exhibition address mature themes not suitable for all audiences.

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