Dartmouth Events

Artist's Talk: Angela Lorenz on "Victorious Secret"

Artist Angela Lorenz will talk about the creation and inspiration for her mosaic triptychs, on display on Berry Main Street, which are based on Roman mosaics from 300AD.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Baker Library Current Periodicals Room
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Exhibitions, Lectures & Seminars

Victorious Secret - Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls
Artist's talk by Angela Lorenz
Wednesday October 30, 4:30pm
Baker-Berry Library, Current Periodicals Room, 

Artist Angela Lorenz's mosaic triptychs Victorious Secret, based on Roman mosaics from 300AD, will be on display on Berry Main Street August 30 - December 1, 2013. In this work, Lorenz takes an entertaining approach to visually addressing misinterpretations of the original images.

Lorenz's talk will encompass the process of making the original mosaics and the process she used to recreate the ancient images out of buttons and hairpins. She will explain the archeological context of the original mosaics and will convey the erroneous and intended interpretations of them, based on research published by Italian archeologist Isabella Baldini Lippolis.

Additionally, Lorenz will show the artist's book in 41 copies that she created to accompany the nine panels and to commemorate the passage of Title IX in 1972, the same year Dartmouth went co-ed. In honor of the inaugural venue of Victorious Secret, the book displays a Dartmouth pennant on the cover.

"It is revelatory to me, an ice hockey player from age 4, competing against boys in tennis and hockey at age 10, that noble Romans were promoting athletic competition as an ideal for women almost 2,000 years ago. That this imagery has attracted so much attention for the superficial aspect of the women's novel and titillating garments completely subverts the original intentions of these mosaics." --Angela Lorenz


For more information, contact:
Laura Barrett

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.