Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy An exhibition of photographs by Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Blog

Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy An exhibition of photographs by Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Blog

Our lovely friend, Joanna Ebenstein from Morbid Anatomy is doing an amazing residency at Viktor Wynd Fine Art in London for the month of September.  Color me jealous…

“Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy” is an exhibition of photographs by Joanna, which examines,

the uncanny and powerfully resonant representations of the dead, martyred, and anatomized body in Italy, monuments to humankind’s quest to eternally preserve the corporeal body and defeat death in arenas sacred and profane. The artifacts she finds in both the churches, charnel houeses and anatomical museums of Italy complicate our ideas of the proper roles of–and divisions between–science and religion, death and beauty; art and science; eros and thanatos; sacred and profane; body and soul.

Also on view will be wax figures created by the wonderful Eleanor Crook and Sigrid Sarda.

The exhibition will launch with a one-day “Congress for Curious Peoples,” a one day symposium that will explore in panels, lectures and discussion the intersections explored in the exhibition. Themes will include enchantment and enlightenment, or the sublimation of the magical into the rational world; The secret life of objects; and the incorruptible body, or beautiful death sacred and profane.

Opening Night – Thursday the 6th of  September at 7 – 10 pm at the Last Tuesday Society – 11 Mare Street – Hackney – E8 4RP

Show runs from the 6th of  September 2012 to the 6th of October 2012
Visit –http://viktorwyndfineart.co.ukfor further information

So if you’re in or around London, please check it out if you can!