Homage To Quan Âm by Maria Than: Artist Tour

27 Apr 2024

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Sat, 27 Apr
13:30 – 14:15

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arebyte Gallery

England, United Kingdom

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Artist Maria Than takes you through the themes of her current solo exhibition 'Homage To Quan Âm'!


Book your free ticket for a curated tour of arebyte's current exhibition: Homage To Quan Âm by Maria Than, where we explore the themes of refusal, understanding and acceptance. The tour lasts around 45 minutes and is led by artist Maria Than.

Homage To Quan Âm 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.

Read more about the exhibition here.


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