Death has been one of the main concerns in human society for millennia. It’s been at the source of many religious traditions and rituals, myths, and philosophical debates. The fact that the artist himself is haunted by the thought of death, and is fascinated by the myths, folk stories and religious representations drove him to try to explore different ways to see death – as a state, a process, a threatening thought, or even personified as a deity.
The ways in which death is perceived and dealt with in different cultures and religions, can be very polarizing, from beliefs of resurrection and rebirth, to decay and eternal oblivion. But in-between these opposite attitudes, there are numerous nuances, different personifications of death that do not have a very definite meaning: some death deities have an ambiguous character from one representation to another, or they can migrate from one culture to another, changing their shape, meaning, and name in the process. Some of these personifications are illustrated and interpreted in the show, whose title “A Stranger in The Garden”, tries to suggest the complete mystery which surrounds the subject, and the many ways in which it can be perceived.
March 13th – April 25th
Wednesday – Saturday, 1 to 6 pm