Julian Stair: Quietus reviewed – Archaeology of an Exhibition
Julian Stair’s project ‘Quietus : The vessel, death and the human body’ toured a large group of funerary and cinerary monumental vessels to four major UK venues.
This publication reviews the experiences of creating and seeing it, providing a model for assessing exhibitions.
Texts include: an interview with Stair by Helen Waters; James Beighton on ‘Quietus’ and other large-scale ceramics installations at MIMA; Andrew Renton on how National Museum Wales archaeologists integrated Bronze Age/Iron Age funerary and cinerary ware with ‘Quietus’; Sophie Hacker and Roland Riems on ‘Quietus’ at Winchester Cathedral; and a study by Michael Tooby of audience responses.
Designed by Geoffrey Winston, it is powerfully illustrated with installation photographs by Jan Baldwin.