Plastic Vanitas #3

Downing, Mike (2016) Plastic Vanitas #3. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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Item Type:Event, Show or Exhibition
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

Image hosted by LoosenArt in the 'Vanitas#2' exhibition held in Cagliari – Italy, gallery LAB-A, 8th – 14th December 2016

Study after the Dutch masters of still life and the vanitas, entirely in plastic.
Where Claesz and his contemporaries set out to highlight the transience of life and futility of object based wealth, this vanitas set entirely in cheap plastic considers objects, which in their organic form would be fleeting – subject to decay and the ravages of time. Their plastic counterparts, however are practically immortal, destined to outlive their owners and manufacturers in landfill. This is a most digital response to a classical theme, which questions what death means in the age of the infinite archive and a world of largely valueless mechanical reproduction and replication.

Keywords:Vanitas, Art, Fine Art, Still Life, Exhibition, Photography
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:28435
Deposited On:25 Aug 2017 08:24

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