As man progressed and civilization came to rise, earthly pots, jars, and vases became unsung treasures to historical stories. In his exhibition “Earthern Vessels,” Paul Magisa explores this theme to show the significance of these seemingly unnoticed household items that create great value to man’s leap forward in civilization.
Ever since mankind walked on this earth, human beings were in constant search of meaning and beauty. The early man-hunters and gatherers from the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages were in constant motion traveling from one place to another to look for food and habitat. Other than spears and weapons, earthen pots and jars were the firsts of man’s innovations for the preservation of food during long travels until they settled from one place to another. Pots and jars became a necessity that has both form and function alike. Also, these items served as storytellers for what era it came from. Thus, as man progressed and civilization came to rise and power, these earthly pots, jars, and vases became unsung treasures to historical stories. These are evident during the era of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. These treasures became symbols of status, wealth, and power.
Paul Magisa wants to explore this theme pivoting from his old works to show the role and importance of these seemingly unnoticed common household items that create great value to man’s leap forward in civilization.
Time & Location
23 Mar to 1 Apr 2022
814 Balagtas St., Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1550