Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]
Votive plaques from Japan
Ema are small wooden votive plaques on which Japanese Shinto worshippers inscribe their wishes or prayers. Often depicting figures, animals, or parts of the body, they are hung at shrines where, it is believed, the gods receive them. The more common wishes are for better health, children, success at work, and marital happiness.
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