Sydney Contemporary 2022


Rakini Devi’s new work Reliquary Body is inspired by sacred artefacts, reliquaries of saints and the body as relic and ritual artefact. The notion of the artist’s body as a reliquary, and as receptacle of sacred essence draws on her research into Hindu and Buddhist culture and tradition, European Christian traditions, the medieval West, and the Islamic East.

Curated by Jeff Khan, Performance Space
Production Manager: Zoë Hollywood
Photography Derek Kreckler and James Horan

Durational work -2 to 3 hours

Venues suitable for this work: Art Galleries, Museums, Historic site specific spaces.