Opium: The Santo Domino Collection..

This exhibition brings together memorabilia from 19th Century Opium dens, selling over 3000 items associated with ‘chasing the dragon’ such as pipes and books. Fuchsia Voremberg and Ben Maggs encourage visitors to try to understand the meaning of the artifacts sold. The act of opium smoking went deeper than enjoying the feeling of oblivion, it was an exotic culture. The exhibition also aims to exhibit the dark beauty of the artifacts used to smoke opium.

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images via http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/16508/1/the-opium-collection

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