Friday, 8 July 2011



This exhibition explores the significance of the historical China Cabinet figurine in contemporary Western culture. Contemporary figurines can act as a tool for exploring the implications of international exchange as well as the forms and images made possible by changes in information technology, material science and industrial techniques.

In a contemporary context, the Syndrome can serve as a metaphor for exploring the unfettered interaction of notions of beauty and preciousness in a digital age which mutates aesthetic ideals at a prodigious rate.

The project will speculate on the possible relationship between Astro Boy and Dresden figurines; the significance of Copeland blue and white patterns in relation to soft porn imagery and will question whether the Psycho Killer Clown really murdered Beatrix Potter’s Bunnykins.

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