The Old Chapel Asylum Road, London, SE15 2SQ
Alison Honey,Elza Jo, Sophia Schorr-Kon, Grace Morgan Pardo, Oliver Pietsch,Samantha Sweeting,Minnie Weisz.
The Old Chapel, Asylum Road, London, SE15 2SQ
Curated By Jareh Das
“Let us rejoice, therefore While we are young After a pleasant youth After a troubling old age The earth will have us.”
– Gaudeamus Igitur (So Let Us Rejoice) 1287
Ubi sunt motifs are meditations on mortality and life’s transience. Drawing from this central theme, the exhibition interrogates the sacred in art through the use of rituals, resulting in the making of contemporary relics and votive objects. Exhibiting artists also draw upon Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead celebrations, rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors observed by civilisations perhaps for as long as 3,000 years. These celebrations today are still strongly influenced by more ancient practices, and vary in tone from sombre mourning to celebratory and euphoric libation.