On hearing that he was to be executed in Bolivia, Che Guevara reportedly turned white and said "It is better this way." Dying Capuchin monks made churches with their deaths, their bones used for the deeply serious skeletal collages which still sit oddly in their Italian crypts. The point was to be an artistic momento mori — a Latin reminder to remember death, and presumably the coming judgement. Most talk about death is less immediate, but just as urgent. Morte — Lo-Fi Collective's next exhibition — invites you to gaze on images of skulls and other paraphernalia of death. But, unlike the capuchins, it leaves the judgement up to you.
Like life, a good night out or the Lo-Fi itself, the exhibition is transient. Staged off Taylor Square for one night only — Thursday, October 21 — this exhibition features work from over twenty-five Australian artists, versed in tattoos and other visual arts. It's curated by internationally sought-after tattoo artist Josh Roelink. Lo-Fi's weekly, second-floor series of exhibitions give you the chance to get up close and personal with Sydney artists and their work. The life of Morte is brief, but ambitious. Don't let it finish before you go.
Image via perpetualplum.