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Julian Stair: Quietus - The Vessel, Death and the Human Body

This event has finished. 6 April–7 July 2013 (National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.)

The Vessel, Death and the Human Body

Julian Stair is one of the world's most acclaimed ceramicists. This major solo exhibition explores the containment of the human body after death.

It features a collection of Stair's very beautiful funerary vessels, from cinerary jars to monumental life-size sarcophagi.

Drawing upon the symbolic language of ceramic vessels, it offers an alternative means of engaging with this challenging subject.

Quietus is a touring exhibition in collaboration with mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Related Video - Quietus: a documentary by Mark Wilcox.

Lunchtime Talks (1.05pm)

Fri 17 May
Quietus in Context – A Brief History of Funerary Ceramics, with Andrew Renton, Head of Applied Art.

Fri 24 May
Julian Stair: the artist talks about his exhibition, Quietus.

Fri 7 June
In Other Spaces: The Sensitivity between Ceramics and Sites, with James Beighton, Senior Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and curator of Quietus exhibition.