QUIETUS: THE VESSEL, DEATH AND THE HUMAN BODY
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.
National Museum Wales, Cardiff: 5 April 2013 – 7 July 2013
MIMA, Middlesbrough: 13 July 2012 – 25 November 2012