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This is a list of cargo as :described by Palek

Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition


Type Of Work


  • Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition

Abstract


  • 'This is a list of cargo as described by Palek' is an exhibition of cast bronze sculptures installed as wall installation which explored the history of Bronze Age Mediterranean trade in copper through a shipwreck and its cargo. The exhibition followed copper ingots mined in Cyprus to a a 14th Century BC wooden trading ship named the Uluburun. It was a merchant vessel on route to the Nile river carrying exotic objects which included glass, tin and copper ingots. The vessel was wrecked off the coast of Turkey. The exhibition interprets and responds to research of the excavation of the wreck and a study of the excavated cargo held in the Underwater Archaeology Museum in Bodrum Turkey and field research at an archaeological excavation site in Cyprus.

    The exhibition is a wall installation of sculptures cast in bronze using found forms. These cast found objects are then assembled and welded into a sculptural object which then becomes a component in a poetic wall installation. The construction process reflects my interest in contemporary storytelling and fractured poetic texts which coexist as fragments within a poetic whole. This exhibition is the first exhibition in a series of exhibitions that explores trade and tracks the movement of copper and textiles from the Mediterranean through South East Asia. From the Philippines the exhibition research follows the Spanish Galleons and their cargo of textiles to Mexico and onto Latin America then onto Cuba.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • P. J. Harris 2014 This is a list of cargo as :described by Palek Montreal, Canada Gallery Art Mur April 23rd-May 13th https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/era2018/output_102541.pdf https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/era2018/output_102541.pdf

Date Of Exhibition


  • April 23rd-May 13th

Venue


  • Gallery Art Mur

Place Of Publication


  • Montreal, Canada

Type Of Work


  • Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition

Abstract


  • 'This is a list of cargo as described by Palek' is an exhibition of cast bronze sculptures installed as wall installation which explored the history of Bronze Age Mediterranean trade in copper through a shipwreck and its cargo. The exhibition followed copper ingots mined in Cyprus to a a 14th Century BC wooden trading ship named the Uluburun. It was a merchant vessel on route to the Nile river carrying exotic objects which included glass, tin and copper ingots. The vessel was wrecked off the coast of Turkey. The exhibition interprets and responds to research of the excavation of the wreck and a study of the excavated cargo held in the Underwater Archaeology Museum in Bodrum Turkey and field research at an archaeological excavation site in Cyprus.

    The exhibition is a wall installation of sculptures cast in bronze using found forms. These cast found objects are then assembled and welded into a sculptural object which then becomes a component in a poetic wall installation. The construction process reflects my interest in contemporary storytelling and fractured poetic texts which coexist as fragments within a poetic whole. This exhibition is the first exhibition in a series of exhibitions that explores trade and tracks the movement of copper and textiles from the Mediterranean through South East Asia. From the Philippines the exhibition research follows the Spanish Galleons and their cargo of textiles to Mexico and onto Latin America then onto Cuba.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • P. J. Harris 2014 This is a list of cargo as :described by Palek Montreal, Canada Gallery Art Mur April 23rd-May 13th https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/era2018/output_102541.pdf https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/era2018/output_102541.pdf

Date Of Exhibition


  • April 23rd-May 13th

Venue


  • Gallery Art Mur

Place Of Publication


  • Montreal, Canada