Key Concepts: Portable Exhibition

Portable = Something you can carry in your hand.

‘The Makapansgat Pebble’ – This is not a man made item, the apparent face was formed by the sea. Possibly the earliest example of symbolic thinking or aesthetic sense in the human heritage, as the pebble was most likely brought back to the finders cave.csukfnjw8aayfjo


Netsuke – Ivory carvings form Japan, used as a toggle hooked through a belt from which hung a bag or bod for storage.

Art-O-Mat – Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art.photo1174.jpeg

Levi Fisher Ames ‘Menagerie’ – Ames created a vast wooden menagerie of animals from around the world, as well as bizarre or heroic characters. Glass-fronted boxes were customized to accommodate the various-sized carvings. Hinged in the center, they open like a book to reveal the creatures within.jcr-content.jpg

The American Flea Circus – Fleas are attached to miniature carts and other items, and encouraged to perform circus acts within a small housing.flea-circus-hp-orig.jpg

Marcel Duchamp ‘Suitcases’ – Miniature versions of his own works within a suitcase.Duchamp-Box-in-a-Valise-full.jpg

George Maciunas ‘Flxus Box’ 1960’s – small boxes containing cards and objects designed and assembled by artistsaaca_gugg_0109_20.jpg

Ozawa ‘Beyond the White Cube’ – Mini art gallery untitled.png

Herbert Distell ‘Museum of Draws’ 1970 1997 – The world’s smallest museum of microscopic twentieth-century art.eae6f325a8662a3f7989513b97bb2d1a



Author: Crisiant Williams

I am a Fine Art student, studying at Cardiff School of Art and Design.

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