GefäßErweiterung

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20.10.2019 – 10.11.2019

GefäßErweiterung

with Arnold Annen – Ute Brade – Dan Kelly – Beate Kuhn – Kati Jünger – Mimi Joung – Max Laeuger – Christoph Möller – Johannes Nagel – Yoshiji Onuki – Sue Paraskeva – Brigitte Penicaud – Hervé Rousseau – Karl Scheid – Sebastian Scheid – Julian Stair – Jean-François Thiérion – Xavier Toubes – Gerald Weigel – Gotlind Weigel – Rachel Wood

Opening on Sunday, 20.10. at 11 a.m.

Afterwards, at 2 p.m., a roundtable discussion of the exhibition topic GefäßErweiterung (Vessel Expansion) with Wolfgang Lösche, Johannes Nagel, Sabine Runde, Julian Stair and Nele van Wieringen.

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GefäßErweiterung (Vessel Expansion)

The works of international artists accompany visitors through the exhibition GefäßErweiterung, a voyage of discovery through time, a sensual experience of glazes and surfaces of fired earths. A demonstration of artistic freedom.

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Vessels have been essential parts of cultural history for millennia, so it’s not surprising that anatomical terms such as “foot”, “belly”, “shoulder” and “neck” are used to describe the shapes and parts of vessels.

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Excerpt of the interview with Julian Stair, conducted by Roland Held

In an interview, you speak of the “multivalence of pottery”. Can you enlarge upon this a bit?

JS: The multivalence or multimodality of pottery is extraordinary, from the optic to the haptic, from the temporal to the kinaesthetic, from the everyday to the symbolic, pottery in sists on the social locus for the appreciation of art. I am fascinated by how pottery permeates and is integral to human experience from the simple and everyday to rites of passage

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Johannes Nagel, winner of the Westerwald Prize 2019, digs cavities in sand and fills them with liquid plaster. His ceramics correspond to spontaneous gestures cast in what he describes as “sculptural blurriness”.

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