The Opium Lounge

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The Opium Lounge



Origin


The Opium Lounge is a journey through esoteric spas and night clubs encapsulated in a time bubble like Andrew Ryan’s Rapture. The name of the exhibition comes from Hergé’s fictional opium den The Blue Lotus and it serves as a reminder of how herbs can be used as tranquilizers, painkillers, for illusory revelation, death and healing but also to connect with a non-industrial past long before the age of machines if we choose to see the link between us and our origin.