Bridgette Ashton Artificialia 6 objects 3

Bridgette Ashton | ARTIFICIALIA: Fake Minerals & Fancy Plinths

Saturday 19 Feb, 10:30amSunday 10 Apr, 4:30am
Saturday 19 Feb, 10:30amSunday 10 Apr, 4:30am
Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
New Rd, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PZ
Lostwithiel Museum, Lostwithiel
The Guildhall, 16 Fore St, Lostwithiel PL22 0BW
Auction House, Redruth
Auction House, Station Hill, Redruth TR15 2AD
<p><em>ARTIFICIALIA: Fake Minerals &amp; Fancy Plinths</em> is a new body of work by multidisciplinary artist <a href="">Bridgette Ashton</a> presented as a touring exhibition and online digital presentation. The work reflects on questions of replica and reimagining and on collectors and collections.</p> <p>Three wooden cabinets house what appear to be elaborately presented geological specimens hinting at the desire for discovery and wonder, yet on closer inspection the contents reveal themselves as appropriations of mineral-like objects.<br /><br />Artificialia Digital incorporates the physical sculptures into a virtual tactile experience, encouraging participation and interaction from local and international audiences while acknowledging new ways in which we experience and interact with artworks.</p> <p>The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, not only a document of the works in the exhibition but also an extension of the project with newly commissioned texts by writer &amp; historian Ben Street and cultural historian Celeste Olalquiaga.</p> <p>The title of the exhibition, Artificialia, refers to “items wrought by man”, one of the groupings of objects in 16th-century royal treasury Wunderkammer. </p>

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