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ANCIENT DEITIES


Curated by Rhiannon R. Salisbury & Arusha Gallery

 

Lena Brazin |Charlotte Edey | Billy Fraser | Jake Grewal | Byzantia Harlow | Alia Hamaoui | Rebecca Harper | Norman Hyams|Matt Macken | Lindsey Mendick |Tahmina Negmat | Paige Perkins|Leo Robinson |Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury | Victor Seaward | Jessica Wetherly| Michaela Yearwood-Dan | Ella Walker  

'God-images and artworks alike can be the results of material converted through creative labour into something embodied, or auratic, something almost autonomous and expressive. Within Indian cultures, gods - for example stone gods - subsist in the material that represents them: the concept of mūrti, meaning embodiment, gives statues life. Stone gods are not symbols, but manifestations. A god-image is a mnemonic tool, a material interface, carrying the connotation of a communion with the material world, and also an affirmation of the quasi-divine animative potential involved in the act of making things. Labour, the metabolism between nature and humanity, is given a human face.'

Material Gods by Hussein Mitha



“Old gods never really die; they only wait to be awoken in a new time”
America Gods, Neil Gaiman



Rapacious Core, Rhiannon Salisbury


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