“Art is Glimpsed. Luciano Fabro’s Penelope”

“Art is Glimpsed. Luciano Fabro’s Penelope”, in J. Hirsh and I. Wallace, eds., Contemporary Art/Classical Myth (London: Ashgate, 2011): 57-86

An essay that explores Luciano Fabro’s Penelope, a work first created on the occasion of the 1972 Venice Biennale, as an artistic critique that undermines traditional assumptions about this mythological character as a passive persona. Hecker’s analysis shows how Fabro’s work foreground’s Penelope’s agency as well as the critical role of the spectator, whose own sensorial experience, like that of Penelope and Ulysses, is essential to understanding the power of this myth and indeed all creative acts.

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