WUNDERKAMMER: THE MUSEUM OF LOST AND FORGOTTEN OBJECTS | NADIA MERCURI & SARAH FIELD

Wunderkammer is an exploration of the desire to dominate, control, and possess, where the artists modify the historical ‘cabinet of curiosities’ to express contemporary concerns.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 28 February 2014 to Sunday 23 March 2014
Launch Thursday 27 February 2014, 6-8pm

Nadia Mercuri, Wunderkammer 2013. Blown Glass, antique scientific glass, found object, antique cabinet, 125 x 106 x 45 cm. Photograph: Andrew Barcham image Wunderkammer 2013 (detail)
125 x 106 x 45cm
Blown Glass, antique scientific glass, found object, antique cabinet
Photograph: Andrew Barcham
 image Flesh 2013
25 x 60 x 30cm
Perspex, Resin, x-ray box
Photograph: Janelle Low
 image Specimen 2013
2 x 20 x 10cm
Glass, Resin, Human Hair
Photograph: Janelle Low
 image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Thursday 19 December 2013.
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Mercuri identifies the loss of glass blowing techniques in Australia and laments a future where museums and private collections may be the only place to view these ancient techniques. Field focuses on the darker aspects of collection and display, drawing parallels between seduction, voyeurism, desire, and entitlement and portrayals of the female body in contemporary western culture.