13-07-2012 - 25-11-2012
Julian Stair - Quietus: The vessel, death and the human body
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat
This major solo exhibition by Julian Stair, one of the world's most acclaimed ceramicists, explores the containment of the human body after death. It will feature a collection of Stair's very beautiful funerary vessels, some of which are monumental in scale at almost 2 metres in height.
Through his objects, Stair explores different rituals around death and burial across civilizations and ages and how this can be understood as a celebration of life. One of the artist's works, Monumental Jar V, belongs to mima's ceramics collection.