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Julian Stair Quietus: The vessel, death and the human body

13 July 2012 - 25 November 2012

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.


Supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England.

Photography by Jan Baldwin

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