Claire Partington: Taking Tea
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA - To Dec 6, 2020
Celebrated London artist Claire Partington makes her US museum debut in the specially designed Porcelain Room at the Seattle Art Museum. Displayed in cases, as in original collectors’ homes, SAM’s porcelain collection is the backdrop for her Taking Tea, a tabletop installation of porcelain figures. Thus, white men and women in ornate outfits confront a Chinese man and woman as well as a shipwrecked sailor.