Ceramic artworks Setomonogatari 5 and 6 displayed at the Museum of Kyoto as part of Session T14G Breaking the Frame: Art and Archaeology in Practice, World Archaeology Congress, Kyoto, 28.08.16-02.09.16

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Christopher McHugh will argue that his creative ceramic practice has much in common with archaeological approaches to the contemporary past in that it takes the form of a ‘creative materialising intervention’, focusing on marginal or otherwise overlooked aspects of person-object interaction. This will be illustrated by reference to Setomonogatari 5 and 6, recent artworks made in Seto, Japan, a traditional centre of pottery production. By reanimating old moulds and repurposing discarded sherds, his work explores the site’s changing materiality through time and is itself a proactive contribution to the archaeological record, capturing an enduring glimpse of the past and present of this ceramics community.

The exhibition was attended by 858 visitors over the course of a week.

*Setomonogatari is a portmanteau formed from two Japanese words – setomono, the traditional term for pottery made in Seto, and monogatari, meaning story.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
EventWorld Archaeology Congress 8 - Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 28 Aug 20162 Sep 2016
http://wac8.org/Theme_and_AP.html

Keywords

  • Seto
  • pottery
  • Ceramics
  • Japan
  • Christopher McHugh
  • Museum of Kyoto
  • archaeology

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    Reassembling the past: exploring the recent archaeology of Japanese ceramics production through creative ceramic practice

    McHugh, C., 9 Mar 2018, Independent Social Research Foundation.

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  • Setomonogatari – Ceramic Practice as an Archaeology of the Contemporary Past

    McHugh, C., 19 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. 4, 2, p. 121-256

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