Homage To Quan Âm

Art & Culture

Homage To Quan Âm

Head to London City Island to see Homage To Quan Âm by London based artist Maria Than. The exhibition delves deep into the intricate layers of personal identity, cultural assimilation, and the evolution of self-discovery.

Drawing inspiration from Than’s upbringing in a Vietnamese-British-French Buddhist family, the exhibition is titled after Quan Âm, the Vietnamese name for the Bodhisattva (Buddhist deity) associated with Compassion, Mercy and Medicine.

Incorporating animation, interactive digital works, virtual reality, AI and computer-generated imagery, the exhibition traverses the artist’s childhood memories marked by the dichotomy between familial and religious traditions, and the desire to fit into more mainstream cultural environments, those that felt more like her non-religious peers.

Exhibition runs until 19 May, Tuesday - Sunday 1pm - 6pm. arebyte, Java House, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island E14 0LG. Free, no booking required.

Time & date

Runs until Sunday 19 May 2024

Location

arebyte, Java House, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island E14 0LG

Tickets

Free

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