‘New Magical Realism’ curated by Micha Eden Erdész

Supported by UCC and City of Munich

7 – 30 September 2019, The Minories Galleries, Colchester, GB

  • Aleksei Kazantsev
  • Alex Mclean
  • Andrea Hanak
  • Angela Stauber
  • Anna Sokolova
  • Anton Cotteleer
  • Besmir Latifi
  • Elke Lutgerink
  • Evelien Gysen
  • Fia Cielen
  • Gemma Abbott
  • Jef Gysen
  • Micha Eden Erdész
  • Tim Dodds
  • Warre Mulder

Writer Margaret Atwood tasks Zenia of the Robber Bride (1993) with narrating wider subversive magical forces; an image reflected in a smoky mirror, whose multiple and ‘forever shape-shifting character functions as a catalyst for new and re-emergent traumas.’ (Vickroy cited in Bouson 2010: 23) Colchester, Essex may too be a city uncomfortable with her rebellious connection to Boudicca’s upending of the backdrop of Roman hegemony. Spanning two-floors of the Minories’ Grade II Tudor site, a cohort of mid-career British and European artists invoke magical alterity by exploring the tension, life and approach to subject matter between the Magic and Real.