Mythographer’s Log Book
Myths also often have cosmogonic overtones. They could be narratives of a sacred nature, often connected with some ritual within any given culture. Secular and sacred myths may co-exist and reflect a social order or values within a culture, as they are a way of understanding nature and organizing thoughts. While some see in myth the distinct character of particular cultures, others perceive, universal patterns. While some regard myth as contemporary and “alive”, others think of it as ancient or dormant. The exhibition hopes to uncover various contemporary readings of mythological histories, as folklore, genre, and myth features in every culture. Hence, they are both specific and universal at the same time.