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The Story of El Cobre is Uncertain

Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition


Type Of Work


  • Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition

Abstract


  • 'The Story of El Cobre is Uncertain' is a solo exhibition of bronze sculptures as wall installation. The exhibition of cast lace cloth interpreted field work & research that traced a cargo of copper ingots mined at the El Cobre mine in the mountains in the north east of Cuba. The ingots were recovered from the wreck of a Spanish Galleon 'The Nuestra Senora de Atocha' which was on route to Spain when wrecked. The cargo excavated from Galleon wreck site also excavated silver ingots and had they survived evidence of bolts of Chinese textiles transported initially by the Manilla Galleons from the Philippines. This exhibition is the second in a series of work that explores the history of copper mining and trade through the the excavation of ship wrecked trading vessels. The exhibition is also underpinned by research that explores the history of the women and children who worked the mine for a period after the free slaves abandoned the mine.

    This exhibition was part of the Romerias de Mayo Arts and Culture festival held in Holguin, Cuba annually.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • P. J. Harris 2014 The Story of El Cobre is Uncertain Academy of Art, Holguin, Cuba 2-8th May

Date Of Exhibition


  • 2-8th May

Venue


  • Academy of Art, Holguin, Cuba

Type Of Work


  • Visual Arts - Solo Exhibition

Abstract


  • 'The Story of El Cobre is Uncertain' is a solo exhibition of bronze sculptures as wall installation. The exhibition of cast lace cloth interpreted field work & research that traced a cargo of copper ingots mined at the El Cobre mine in the mountains in the north east of Cuba. The ingots were recovered from the wreck of a Spanish Galleon 'The Nuestra Senora de Atocha' which was on route to Spain when wrecked. The cargo excavated from Galleon wreck site also excavated silver ingots and had they survived evidence of bolts of Chinese textiles transported initially by the Manilla Galleons from the Philippines. This exhibition is the second in a series of work that explores the history of copper mining and trade through the the excavation of ship wrecked trading vessels. The exhibition is also underpinned by research that explores the history of the women and children who worked the mine for a period after the free slaves abandoned the mine.

    This exhibition was part of the Romerias de Mayo Arts and Culture festival held in Holguin, Cuba annually.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • P. J. Harris 2014 The Story of El Cobre is Uncertain Academy of Art, Holguin, Cuba 2-8th May

Date Of Exhibition


  • 2-8th May

Venue


  • Academy of Art, Holguin, Cuba