An exhibition with a tearoom that explores the cultural connotations of death and human imaginations of the afterlife
Within the medical context, death is often defined as the permanent cessation of all vital functions that sustain a living organism and implicates the hereafter nothingness. By the time we are gone, however, scrutinises the convoluted cultural connotations of this biological condition in the contemporary society. Through experiments with various media, the artists investigate how death relates to the conception of ultimate ending, evokes human or religious imagination of afterlife, and gets entangled with the discourses of post-colonialism.
Tan Kian Ming (tankianming.com)
Parichat Tanapiwattanakul (parichatneoy.squarespace.com/)
Wu Pei Chi (soilmixgrass.wixsite.com/website)
Rinrada Na Chiangmai
Sandra Wan Yi Lam
Members of SE°111
Goldsmiths Alumni & Friends Fund
Discussion | Death Tearoom (29 June, Saturday, 3 – 4 pm)
Death Cafe is a long-running model that provides its participants with a safe space to discuss death. Adapting it to the context of contemporary art, our Death Tearoom takes the works of the participating artists as points of departure to catalyse group directed conversations around traditional customs, religious rituals, the imagination of afterlife and so on.
Tea, coffee and snacks are provided. Free and open to all.
Please RSVP on https://www.eventbrite.com/o/se111-23207540519
SE°111 is a curatorial collective founded by Rinrada Na Chiangmai, Sandra Wan Yi Lam, and I-Ying Liu. Its practices stems from, but is not limited to, the social, political and cultural backgrounds they are born and raised in. It aims to provide a platform that supports artists from both East/Southeast Asia and other underrepresented communities.
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