Critical Writing Index

Three Sisters: In Her Trilogy of Performance Works, Tanya Mars Explores the Origin of the Female Species

by Elke Town and David Hlynsky

Canadian Art, Summer 1989, v. 6, no. 2, pp. 65-67

Elke Town's favourable review of the performance art trilogy by Tanya Mars; she critiques each work as a socio-cultural narrative. "They are the tales of two women and a girl, each in active pursuit of her desire. Elizabeth I in Pure Virtue, Mae West in Pure Sin, and Alice (of Wonderland) in Pure Nonsense...navigate the perils of politics, sex and psychoanalysis by seizing power, staying single and having an adventure."

ITEM 1989.067 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Pure VirtueTanya Mars

Pure SinTanya Mars

Pure NonsenseTanya Mars

Elinor Rose Galbraith