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At La maison rouge until 5th June 2016
In partnership with Sèvres-Cité de la céramique and the Bonnefanten Museum of Maastricht, La maison rouge offers us a delightful immersion into the heart of ceramic. Far from being a foreign material to the Director of the Foundation, Antoine de Galbert keeps in his private collection many earthenware pieces. Shary Boyle and Johan Creten are among the selection of artists that we find with pleasure in this exhibition orchestrated by the curators Camille Morineau and Lucia Pesapane.
CERAMIX dusts off the preconceptions attached to this ancestral, humble material, often associated – nowadays – with bad taste or kitsch. Fortunately, modern and contemporary artists have long since understood its sensual appeal and almost unlimited potential, modeling the earth to give shape to their most improbable desires. Versatile and elusive, ceramic pieces can have remarkably different traits: activist (Elsa Sahal, ‘Fountain’), erotic (Elmar Trenkwalder, ‘WVZ 206’, 2008), nightmarish (Bita Fayyazi ‘Cockroaches’, 1998/1999) or just crazy! (Robert Arneson, ‘Current Event’, 1973).
Let’s meet at the Sèvres exhibition for more!