Get a glimpse into one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries through this exhibition of black-and-white photography by Hermes Kondor at The Janus Gallery.
Last month, I wrote an article about Hermes Kondor’s exhibition “The Museum” at The Eye Arts, which focuses on visitors to the Gulbenkian museum in Lisbon. For this exhibition at The Janus Gallery, Hermes Kondor turns his attention to another landmark in his home town of Lisbon – the Prazeres Cemetery.
The Prazeres Cementery, founded in 1833 after an epidemic of cholera in the city, is today considered to be one of the most beautiful and famous cemeteries in the world. It is the resting place of innumerable former Presidents, notable writers, famous artists and prominent musicians.
In “The Museum of After Life“, Hermes Kondor showcases the grandness and elegance of the architecture which can be seen in the cemetery. The mausoleums and chapels which are the heart of this cemetery take center stage in this exhibition at The Janus Gallery. A burial at the Prazeres Cemetery is like a grand welcome into the afterlife. Through Hermes’ striking black-and-white images, we get a fleeting glimpse of this beautiful cemetery that forms the transition between this life and the next.
Apart from “The Museum of After Life“, a quick walk outside the Janus Gallery, following the neon arrows on the ground, will take you to another exhibition by Hermes Kondor. The exhibit “Street Life in Lisbon” stretches along a lane outside the Janus Gallery and depicts the life of commoners in the thriving, bustling capital city of Portugal.
“The Museum of After Life” by Hermes Kondor is open for viewing at The Janus Gallery. Click HERE to visit this exhibition inworld.