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Jantar Mantar with Mee Jey at 21c St. Louis
December 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Described as a desperate act of hope, Jantar Mantar is an ongoing community engaged project from St. Louis based artist Mee Jey.In the transformative Jantar Mantar project, Mee Jey beckons participants to weave their aspirations, hopes, and prayers into a communal tapestry, fostering a collective vision for a safe and joyful future for children.
Regardless of our belief system or spiritual inclination, each of us wishes the best for the next generation. Many cultures use talismans, whether physical or spoken, as protective guards. Jantar Mantar is a collective-conscious act of wishing good for our children. Participants are invited to attach their own small object or talisman to the ‘thread’ or imbue their wishes onto the objects that the artist will provide. Bring your family, friends and community to join your hopes to Jantar Mantar.
Mee Jey is the inaugural Art and Culture Ambassador for 21c St. Louis. She is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work centers on the life experiences of immigrants. Jantar Mantar highlights a thread within Mee Jey’s artistic practice which focuses on the urgent need for making a safer and a more loving world for our children. This project represents a direction to turn to when other avenues have failed but hope is not lost.
Mee Jey’s Jantar Mantar project will take place in the museum at 21c St. Louis which currently features the exhibition Revival: Digging Into Yesterday, Planting Tomorrow, in which contemporary artists look towards the past to identify paths forward.