Everything we love is about to die, and that is why everything must be summed up, with all the high emotion of farewell, in something so beautiful we shall never forget it. --- Michel Leiris  

 
 

(vessels)

August 2014 - ongoing

 

1) Video compilations of photographs of vessels taken in museums. (see videos below)

2) Each image is named after a Facebook friend and posted on FB on their birthday. FB as vessel, venue and calendar.

3) Link to the Facebook collection

 

 

 

 

 
 

 january 2015, october 2014 (click here for more videos)

 

Images are also collected in books, one for each month:

2016

january

february

march

april

may

june

july

august

september

october

november

december

(vessels)

Facebook as a site for longing.

The images interrupt the busy flux and noise of timelines for an instant of silence: mysterious, introspective still-lives of vessels in museum collections. each specifically named.

I name each after a friend on Facebook on their birthday (and post the image on their Timeline). They become a calendar of times past, of love.  this naming strategy is a funnel for the thousands of images in my archive, dripping each day, one day gained, another lost. 

Vessels are a basic need.  Every culture in every age develops those utensils and inscribes into them their worldviews.  That is why they are used to date archeological sites.  Fossils of their former utilitarian lives, they are the black boxes of society.

This series documents them through museums around the world.  There are the very old ones (pre-historic even), the everyday ones, the ritual ones, the ornate and the purely functional.  They are chosen for their idiosyncrasies, for their visual presence, for their capacity to hold a universe in their self-absorption.  More often than not in their original contexts, the busy shelves of museums, they are hidden in plain sight, invisible in the palaces of looking.  Isolated though, they sing.

 

 

vessels, 2014-ongoing

 

Greece

 

Kerameikos Museum, Athens

Archeological Museum Olympia

Benaki Museum Of Islamic Art, Athens

Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

The Benaki Museum, Athens

National Archeological Museum, Athens

Acropolis Museum, Athens

Museum Of Prehistoric Thera, Fira, Santorini.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Historical Museum of Crete. Heraklion

archeological museum Fira, Santorini.

Akrotiri Prehistoric Town Archeological site, Santorini

Archeological Museum, Chania.

 

Austria

 

Albertina Museum, Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

 

Russia

 

The Hermitage, St Petersburg

 

Armenia

 

Erebuni Historial & Archaeological Culture Preserve of Yerevan Municipality.

 

Turkey

 

Istanbul Archeological Museum.

Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Art, Istanbul.

Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul.

Kocaeli Müzesi, Izmit

imperial pavillion museum Izmit.

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). Istanbul

 

England

 

Manchester Art Gallery.

The Wallace Collection. London

British Museum, London

 

Germany

 

Musée ethnologique de Berlin.

Altes Museum, Berlin

Bröhan-Museum, Berlin

Egyptian Museum of Berlin.

 

Belgium

 

Art & History Museum Brussels.

Old St. John's Hospital, Gent

M. M van Museum Leuven.

 

the Netherlands

 

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

 

France

 

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris.

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris

Musée du Louvre, Paris

 

Portugal

 

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Palácio da Pena, Cascais

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon

Museu de São Roque, Lisbon

Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon

Museu do Oriente, Lisbon

FRESS Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva, Lisbon

Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves, Lisbon

Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal.

Museu de Évora.

Palace of Queluz.

Palácio Pimenta - Museu Lisboa.

Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

Palace of Sintra.

Tesouro da Misericórdia - Museu | Viseu.

Museu Nacional Grão Vasco, Viseu

Museu de Lamego.

Museu Soares dos Reis, Rua de D. Manuel II, Porto

Museu Romântico do Porto.

MMIPO - Museu e Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto.

Church of São Francisco, Porto

 

U.S.A.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met Cloisters, NYC

Brooklyn Museum.

American Museum of Natural History, NYC

Winter Antiques Show, NYC

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Legion of Honor Museum San Francisco

National Gallery of Art, Washington

National Museum of The American Indian, NYC

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Clark Art Institute Williamstown MA.

New-York Historical Society.

 

Italy

 

Palermo Cathedral.

Museo Mandralisca, Cefalu

Museo Archeologico Regionale Agrigento.

Palazzo Mirto., Palermo

Museo G. Whitaker, Mozia

Palazzo Della Zisa Palermo.

Museo Diocesano di Palermo (MuDiPa).

Galleria di palazzo Abatellis - Palermo.

Museo archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi, Syracuse

Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria

Museo nazionale del Bargello, Florence

San Lorenzo, Florence.

Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence

National Archaeological Museum, Florence

Museo Degli Argenti-Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Casa Buonarroti, Florence

Galleria d'arte moderna. Florence

Museo Nazionale Di Palazzo Bellomo. Syracuse

 

Mexico

 

Museo de Sitio de la Cultura Teotihuacana.

Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.

Museo Soumaya.

Museo Del Templo Mayor, Centro Histórico De La Ciudad De Mexico.

Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli.

Museo Nacional de Antropología.

 

Spain

 

Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España.

Museo de América.

Museum of Lázaro Galdiano.

 

Morocco

 

Marrakech Museum.

Musee Dar Si Said, Marrakech

Place Nejjarine, Museum, Marrakech

Musée de la Fondation Abderrahman Slaoui, Fez

Musée De Cinéma, Ouarzazate

Musee Tiskiwin, Marrakech

 

Brasil,

 

Museu Do Açude, Rio de Janeiro

Palácio Do Catete - Museu Da República, Rio de Janeiro

Museu de Folclore Edison Carneiro, Rio de Janeiro

MUSEU DAS CULTURAS DOM BOSCO, Campo Grande

SAE - Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Casa Museu Eva Klabin, Rio de Janeiro

MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand.

Museu Solar Monjardim Ibram, Vitória

Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo.

 

Chile

 

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

 

Korea

 

National Museum of Korea, Seoul