Equinox Gallery is pleased to presentfuture relics of our time, an exhibition of ceramic works by Serisa Fitz-James, Jack Kenna, and Isabel Wynn, curated by Andrea Valentine-Lewis. During the Middle Ages, objects associated with holy people and sites were deeply celebrated. Due to their association with saints or with heaven itself, relics, such as bits of hair or body parts, were considered divine. Because the term relic derives from the Latin word relinquere, meaning “that which is left behind,” these objects have become temporal markers for future generations. Reflecting on the material and affective dimensions of Medieval relics, one might wonder, what would constitute a future relic representative of our present time.
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