Glenbow at The EdisonHours
02_Our_Beloved-1024x829-3

Ed Pien

Our Beloved

Exhibition
Overview

Organized by Glenbow Museum

Ed Pien’s 144 framed photographs of flowers are hung together in a monumental, wall-filling installation. The artist photographed the flowers at gravesites at a cemetery in Santiago, Chile which is the final resting place for many political dissidents and victims of the murderous reign of dictator Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. For Pien, the colourfully decorated burial sites seemed to be overflowing with love and joy in remembrance of lives once lived. 

For Pien, while the gravesite was a site steeped in tragedy and loss, the colourfully decorated graves seemed to be overflowing with love and joy in remembrance of lives once lived. Our Beloved came out of Pien’s artistic exploration of empathy; by sharing the acts of devotion and memorial made by strangers, he hopes to tap into some of the big, complex and touching emotions that unite all people when dealing with death and loss.

Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He has been making art for over 30 years. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven.

Ed Pien: Our Beloved, June 29 – September 22, 2019, Organized by Glenbow

No results were found.

Please refine your search and try again.