Mariele Neudecker’s Plastic Vanitas exhibition opened last week at The Nunnery Gallery in London.
The gallery is hosting the exhibition from 15 January to 27 March 2016 as part of a larger programme about materials invented in the Lower Lea Valley.
The Plastic Vanitas exhibition is a series of photographic artworks by Neudecker that re-presents the collection of the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) as vanitas still lifes.
Vanitas painting is a specific genre of still-life painting that flourished in the Netherlands and Flanders in the 16th and 17th century in which the most exquisite accoutrements of everyday life are presented as symbols of the worthlessness of earthly achievement and the inevitability of death.
The exhibition was developed during the artist’s residency at MoDiP, the only accredited UK museum with a focus on plastics, and a research resource of AUB.
You can read more about the touring Plastic Vanitas exhibition here.