The Esque Collection

2012. Mixed media. Individual works various sizes, 15 x 15 x 20ht cm - 35 x 35 x 80ht cm. Danson House, Bexley Heath, London.

Exhibited as part of Couriers of Taste, 1 April – 31 October, 2013. Danson House, Bexley Heath. London.

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Couriers of Taste explores the relationship between international trade, global consumerism and cross-cultural influences. through drawings, photographic prints, maps, masks, installations and sculptures, the exhibition also reflects on Danson House’s past as a place built for leisure and decadence, which is steeped in the history of 18th-century trade, with links to a slave-run plantation in the West Indies.

The artworks on show will take visitors on a journey from China to Africa and to fantastical places of the imagination. Each room, found on the top floor of the house, has a theme: territories, contemporary chinoiserie, the trader, consumerism and an opium den.

Curated by Day + Gluckman. Featuring work by: Gayle Chong Kwan, Stephanie Douet, Ed Pien, Meekyoung Shin, Susan Stockwell, Karen Tam, Laura White, WESSEILING and seeds collected from Ai Weiwei’s spectacular work Sunflower Seeds which filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

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Photograph by Eliza Gluckman 


Photograph by Eliza Gluckman 


 


Photograph by Ann Purkiss 


Photograph by Ann Purkiss