Memento Mori: Memento Vivere
"Memento Mori: Memento Vivere" is a group exhibition featuring photographic artworks on the theme of mortality and was created in conjunction with ASU’s online Death and Photography class. We live in a death-denying culture, but while the western philosophy around death has been buried into social obscurity, the prevalence of serious contemporary artwork about death has been expanding. Memento Mori: Memento Vivere is a Latin phrase which translates to “remember you must die, so remember to live,” and will showcase a collection of image-based works, including historic photographers from the Northlight Gallery’s Solari Collection, as well as contemporary artists, each approaching the theme of death in their own unique way, spanning from literal to symbolic, from deeply personal to abstract cultural interpretations.
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 17, 6–9 p.m.
First Friday Reception: Friday, Oct. 1, 6–9 p.m.
Image: Brianna Lynn Hernández Baurichter, video still