In Praise of Shadows is a mixed media art exhibition investigating the human perception, the ‘image’, the ‘apparatus’ and ultimately researching the (all too human) depicted/coded life.

Taking the name from the essay on aesthetics by Tanizaki, one of the greatest Japanese modern novelists, this exhibition brings together a selected group of London-based artists whose diverse practices contribute to the heartbeat of London art scene today. Tanizaki’s essay suggests a refreshing appreciation towards darkness and mindfulness of beauty. Through this lens, this group exhibition features seven digital artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and practices, recently graduated from Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art, looking deep into ourselves to our own inhabitation of the world.

It will take place at the Menier Gallery from the 19th November to 24th November 2018. During the private view at 18:00-20:30 on 20th November, there will be a live performance by Avely Vain, exploring our awareness through repetitive and imitative movement through our bodies (both with choreography and improvisation), the bodily engagement with space and objects. Come!

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