The Judgement of Paris
16 February – 2 April 2011
Fashion Space Gallery , London College of Fashion
This experimental display simply consisted of three cabinets looked at the relationship between exhibition-making and allegorical painting.
Using the story of Paris and the three Goddesses – Juno, Venus and Minerva the exhibition asked how the (often undressed) protagonists might be made recognizable.
The exhibition drew attention to the detailed choreography of the bodies: for example the convention that beauty is best represented in profile (delegating that aspect to Venus); as well as the use of props: Juno’s peacock, Minerva’s shield and Venus accompanied by Cupid.