Couriers of Taste

Ling, Wessie (2013) Couriers of Taste. [Show/Exhibition]

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Couriers of Taste explores the fascinating relationship between international trade, global consumerism and cross-cultural influences through drawings, photographic prints, maps, installations, sculptures and masks.

The house is steeped in the history of 18th-century trade, with links to a slave-run plantation in the West Indies. The exhibition also reflects on the house's past as a hub of leisure and decadence.

The artworks on show take you on an exciting journey from China to Africa and to fantastical places of the imagination.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Work shown by WESSIELING :‘Face the Elements’ (new work produced by Bexley Heritage Trust), ‘Fashion Chess’ and ‘National Dress’. WESSIELING is a London based visual artist whose work uses text and installations to address the immateriality and symbolic power of fashion. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Collyer Bristow Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Austrian National Museum of Applied and Contemporary Arts among others. Further projects can be viewed at
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, Africa, global consumerism,18th century
Subjects: V100 History by period
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 11:44
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:19

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