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We all know the famous story of the iconic and controversial Marie Antoinette. But was she just a shallow, rich party girl, or a tragic figure constructed by a culture of luxury and celebrity? Through David Adjmi’s incisive contemporary lens, history’s most notorious queen becomes a full-blooded, complex, and tragic heroine who realizes too late that there’s an unstoppable revolution brewing outside her window. This is a Marie Antoinette for today: a potent symbol of all the things that keep us from seeing the real forces bearing down on us: our cult of celebrity, our fatuous politics, and a pace of change we can hardly fathom.
Thru - Oct 12, 2014