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Plastic Vanitas and Amani Vanitas: Sediment, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland 6th September - 17th November 2019.

posted on 2021-03-27, 14:56 authored by Mariele NeudeckerMariele Neudecker
Emerging from residencies at the museum of Design in Plastics and Amani, an abandoned post colonial science research centre in Tanzania, the Vanitas works question what constitutes an archive and how responses to it might forge new connections, shedding light on our anthropological heritage, sustainability and our relationship to the environment.

This item contains 1 press release and 16 installation views and documents the inclusion of Neudecker's Plastic Vanitas series in her solo survey show Sediment at the Limerick City Museum and Art Gallery 2019. Plastic Vanitas is an installation of 49 photographic works developed in response to the plastics collection at the Design of Plastics Museum in Bournemouth during Neudecker's residency. Using a specific form of still life, developed in 16th and 17th century Flanders, the objects are re presented in the photographs as Vanitas paintings, acting as allegories for environmental threat and future sustainability.

Photography: Benjamin Jones. Images used with permission courtesy of the photographer and Limerick City Gallery of Art.

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