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Copenhagen Ceramics Newsletter May 2019

CERAMIC MOMENTUM – Staging the Object

CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art
Middelfart, Denmark.

11 May – 3 November 2019

It is a great pleasure for us to announce the opening shortly of this big international exhibition of contemporary ceramics at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art.

As curators of the exhibition Copenhagen Ceramics has put focus on the contemporary international ceramics scene viewed in the light of the current global exchange of images and inspiration that flows non-stop through various social media, etc. The parallel digital life of the actual works, you might say.

We have selected works by 23 artists from Denmark and abroad. Artists who consciously, in widely different ways, are incorporating their own day and age
into the expression of their works. In sculptures, pots, objects, tableaux, etc. In works which clearly speak of great involvement in and understanding of the material and its potential.

The exhibiting artists are:

Anton Alvarez (SE/CL), Karen Bennicke (DK), Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl (DK), Nils Erichsen Martin (NO), Michael Geertsen (DK), Mia E Göransson (SE), Carl Emil Jacobsen (DK), Ole Jensen (DK), Gitte Jungersen (DK), Marianne Krumbach (DK), Takuro Kuwata (JP), Turi Heisselberg Petersen (DK), Steen Ipsen (DK), Morten Løbner Espersen (DK), Marianne Nielsen (DK), Pernille Pontoppidan Petersen (DK), Anders Ruhwald (US/DK), Christina Schou Christensen (DK), Bente Skjøttgaard (DK), Linda Sormin (US/TH), Marit Tingleff (NO), Anne Tophøj (DK) and Matt Wedel (US).
The very character of the work is central – the finished ceramic object which is the result of a long-term focused work with the concepts, techniques and materials.

With approximately 100 ceramic works, the exhibition invites you to take a closer look at both new connections and differences between the works and at the rôle assumed by the works in both the local and the globalized world. 

The exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art and Copenhagen Ceramics. The scenography of the show has been put in the hands of exhibition-designer Johan Carlsson of JAC studios. Concept and lay–out of the accompanying catalogue (to be published at the end of June 2019) is by graphic designer, Henrik Kubel (A2/SW/HK, London), who throughout all the years of Copenhagen Ceramics, brilliantly has been in charge of our graphic profile.

The exhibition is generously supported by the Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation (OJD).

We hope you might find the time to pass by CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art during the summer or autumn period. We guarantee a great and extraordinary experience in the varied ceramic landscape drawn by up the exhibition.

Best regards

Copenhagen Ceramics

Bente Skjøttgaard, Steen Ipsen and Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl

Photoes from the exhibition by Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen:

Matt Wedel, US: Flower Tree, 2014. 107 x 93 x 122 cm. Fired clay and glaze. Courtesy of L. A. Louver, Venice, California.

 Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, DK: Spatial Drawing #18, 2017. 68 x 49 x 51 cm. Glazed earthenware.
Spatial Drawing #20, 2017. 166 x 55 cm. Earthenware with slips (Works made at The Danish National Workshops).

 Morten Løbner Espersen, DK: Moon Jar #2171, 2019. Stoneware and Glaze. Detail.

 Morten Løbner Espersen, DK: Group of Moon Jars, 2019.  All 44 x 44 cm. Stoneware and glaze.

 Mia E Göransson, SE: Travers, 2018. 71 x 60 x 29 cm.  Sugar Landscape, 2018. 54 x 100 x 32 cm. Porcelainand earthenware. Shelf in wood and metal.

 Carl Emil Jacobsen, DK: Group of Powder Variations. Red Powder #9, 2017. 60 x 85 x 85 cm.
Pink Powder #4, 2017. 54 x 100 x 50 cm. Dark Red Powder Variation #2, 2017. 85 x 60 x 60 cm.  Acrylic, fiber concrete, pigments from crushed bricks, polystyrene, steel.

 Anton Alvarez, SE/CL: Group of extruded works, 2018. Colored porcelain and glazed ceramic. 

 Steen Ipsen, DK: Organic Movement 2, 2015. 63 x 60 cm. White glazed earthenware with black decal decoration. (Work made at The Danish National Workshops)

 Nils Erichsen Martin, NO: Group of works of Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury, 2018. Earthenware.

 Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, DK: Nickel dipping from heights unknown, 2013. 36 x 28 x 25 cm.
Monolith 90, 2015/2018. 90 x 65 x 30 cm. Honey Pie, 2016. 42 x 100 x 100 cm. Glazed Ceramic.

 Ole Jensen, DK: Primal Pottery Project, 2016. Glazed earthenware.

 Marit Tingleff, NO: Ornamental Double, Green, 2019. 89 x 118 x 20 cm and Ornamental Double, Blue, 2019. 86 x 120x 20 cm. Earthenware. Transparent glaze, recycled glass.

 Gitte Jungersen, DK: Everything Changes and Nothing Stands Still #10, 2019.  151 x 94 x 5 and Everything Changes and Nothing Stands Still #11, 2019. 151 x 89 x 5 cm. Three different glazes in several layers. (Works made at The Danish National Workshops)

 Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, DK: Group of untitled sculptures, 2018. Slip glazed stoneware.

 Takura Kuwata, JP: Tea Bowl, 2016. 9 x 13 x 12. Porcelain, glaze pigment, platinum. Courtesy of Kosaku Kanechika.

 Marianne Nielsen, DK: Pair 2018. Glazed stoneware.

 Anne Tophøj, DK: Canteen head-setting. Food tray reflection, 2019. Cast porcelain.

 Anne Tophøj, DK: Canteen head-setting. Food tray reflection, 2019. Cast porcelain.

 Karen Bennicke, DK: Urban Complex – III, IX, VIII,  2015 -2017. Terracotta and glazed earthenware.

 Marianne Krumbach, DK: State´s #5, #1, #2, #4, #6, 2018. #3, 2019. From Outside, #9, 2018. Glazed stoneware.

Linda Sormin, CA/TH: Sketch for Wet Dream Architecture, 2017. 74 x 100 x 77 cm. Glazed ceramic, discarded 3D prints.

 Bente Skjøttgaard, DK: Nature of Glaze #1801, #1802, #1803, 2018. Glazed stoneware.

 Michael Geertsen, DK: Wall object, 2008. 45 x 120 cm. Glazed earthenware. (Private Collection)

 Christina Schou Christensen, DK: Group of objects with fluid glaze, 2017. Stoneware and glaze. Curtesy of the artist and the Danish Arts Foundation´s collection.

 Anders Ruhwald, US/DK: Group of works, 2017.  Glazed earthenware. Courtesy of Morán Morán Gallery, Los Angeles

Exhibition design: Jac Studios

 Matt Wedel, US: Flower Tree, 2015. 111 x 119 x 122 cm. Fired clay and glaze. Courtesy of L. A. Louver, Venice, California.

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