Curated by David Humphreys
As a Japanese phrase, mono no aware is difficult to conceptualize in English. While it can be defined as “the pathos of things” or “an empathy toward things,” the best way to think of it is as an emotion, not a concept. Mono no aware is the longing found in these moments, the sadness of being able to experience something only once and never again; it is the appreciation that these unique moments have transpired, but still exist in your memory. The narrative of Mono No Aware seeks to explore this concept through photography and video by capturing the fleeting moments between night and day, recording and documenting these ephemera as a testament to their existence.
Exhibition Dates: September 19, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Location: First floor of Robert Frost Hall