Zanny Begg: These Stories Will Be Different
Devonport Regional Gallery
These Stories Will Be Different
4 June – 9 July 2022
Upper & Little Galleries
Opening: Friday 3 June, 6pm
This is a free event, but numbers are limited. RSVP to email@example.com
Zanny Begg is an Australian artist and filmmaker interested in contested histories.
These Stories Will be Different brings together three of the artist’s most significant video installations, including The City of Ladies (with Elise McLeod) 2017, The Beehive 2018, and Stories of Kannagi 2019. Between them, these works reimagine a medieval feminist utopia, probe the unsolved murder of a high-profile anti-gentrification campaigner and explore the connections between love, loss, and language in diasporic communities in Australia.
The videos tell stories, but they also challenge the politics of storytelling itself. Drawing on ancient literary traditions, non-linear timeframes, and computer-generated randomisation, Zanny Begg invites you to see the world differently.
A UNSW Galleries and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Image: Zanny Begg, The City of Ladies (still). Image courtesy of the artist