Adrian Van Allen
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TITLE: Cargo (Aves)
DATE: 2016

Sculpture (slip-cast vitreous china)

A series of porcelain casts made from 3D scanned natural history specimens, my project collapses two types of cargo circulated in the 17th-18th century by the Dutch East India Company – export ceramics and natural history specimens – to examine the value of exotic nature and its commodification.