Quietus: the Vessel, death and the Human Body

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Celebrated British ceramic artist Julian Stair's work addresses the containment of the human body in death. Quietus, a major solo exhibition, features a series of funerary vessels, such as canary jars and life-size sarcophagi, offering viewers an alternate way to engage with the challenging subject of death and what remains.

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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