Title and Statement of Responsiblity

The shape of things : Don't look back! I told you so / Artwork: Chien-Wei Chang; Catalogue text copyright: Frances Lord, Kathy Fawcett; David Kay;; Catalogue Design: David Hyde; Photography: Andra Nelki and Chien-Wei Chang; Printed by Chromatec


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Edition Statement:

[1st edition]

Publication Statement

Birmingham, United Kingdom : The Shape of Things , 2012


Scope and Content

Exhibition catalogue of Chien-Wei Chang's 2012 exhibition 'Don't look back! I told you so' at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester which was part of The Shape of Things project. 

The vessel has a long and complex history within both Chinese and Taiwanese material cultures. Chang often examines the importance of pouring vessels and drink consumption in death rituals; harking back to an archaic grammar of functional objects, they cement bonds of social identity across time through both production and consumption. For the shape of things programme, Chang expands the theme of the vessel to focus on the cultural space of a cellar. With his cellar space, he aims to awaken a sense of our connectedness across cultures and across time with a place of nourishment, ripening and fermentation.

Content Extent

24 pages 8 photographs

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Latin ()

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Conditions on Access

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Record Resource Extent


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Chang, Chien-Wei, artist ()
The Shape of Things (has publisher)
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, (1849-) (is related to)

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Birmingham ()
United Kingdom ()
Leicester ()

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Latin ()
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Photographs ()
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