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Von Pythia zu Pythia
Von Pythia zu Pythia
2018

Gib mir die Brust! (Give me your breast!)

Is a work of participatif art. It started after invitation by the Museum Fribourg to interact and reconsider an art piece of their historic collection.
I therefore choose a sculpture cast by a female sculptor Adele d'Affry (1836-1879). The female sculptor exhibited her artwork in Paris under a male pseudonym "Marcello". Her themes were mostly taken form greek myths, like the Pythia.

The Pythia was in ancient times the priestess who held court at, a sanctuary dedicated to the Greek god Apollo. Pythia were highly-regarded, for it was believed that she channeled prophecies from Apollo himself, while steeped in a dreamlike trance.