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Homage To Quan Âm

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - April 19 @ 9:00 pm

Source: New Exhibitions

arebyte’s new exhibition, Homage To Quan Âm by Maria Than, delves deep into the intricate layers of personal identity, cultural assimilation, and the evolution of self-discovery. Quan Âm, the Viet name of Bodhisattva (Buddhist deity) of Compassion, Mercy and Medicine, has been the favourite goddess of many, including Maria. Drawing inspiration from Maria’s own experiences growing up in a Vietnamese-British-French Buddhist family, the exhibition serves as a visual and emotional exploration of the complex journey away from refusal, and towards acceptance and understanding.

Homage To Quan Âm forms part of arebyte’s artistic focus for 2023/26 themed The Body, The Mind, The Soul and traverses buried childhood memories, mortality, and identity through animation, CGI, AI-generated imagery, interactive digital works and virtual reality to unfold a personal, but relatable, account of staying with the trouble of becoming. Homage To Quan Âm suggests an assimilation with other narratives through the lens of Buddhist philosophy, fostering personal connections that transcend cultural divides and resonate on a deeply human level.

The exhibition represents the culmination of arebyte’s annual hotel generation programme, designed to mentor the next generation of UK digital artists during the critical early stages of their careers and whose 2023 edition was awarded to Maria Than.

Details

Start:
March 28 @ 6:30 pm
End:
April 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.newexhibitions.com/e/63699

Organizer

arebyte Gallery

Venue

arebyte Gallery
Java House, 7 Botanic Square London E14 0LG
London, United Kingdom
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