The Oblique Eye. Contemporary Ceramics

Exhibition  /  22 Mar 2019  -  14 Apr 2019
Published: 29.03.2019
The Oblique Eye. Contemporary Ceramics.
EMMA – Kreativzentrum
Almut Benkert

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Experimenting, breaking rules, adopting different perspectives: Seitenblicke. Keramik der Gegenwart  ("The Oblique Eye. Contemporary Ceramics") from March 22 till April 14, 2019 in the Emma - Creative Center Pforzheim in cooperation with Pforzheim University and the Haute école des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg (HEAR), is an exhibition which invites us to re-evaluate glass and ceramics.

Artist list

Sophie Bernauer, Anne Bulliot, Simone Fezer, Jessica Joy Esparon, Ute Kathrin Beck, Nora Kirschmeier, Pascal Klingelschmitt, Lisa Kwoczek, Arnaud Lang, Barbara Leboeuf, Romane Lesserre, Jule Meinecke, Heide Nonnenmacher, Ha Pak, Michele Perozeni, Carlotta Sanna, Julia Schmölzer, Viktoria Schumann, Johanna Seibert, Elisa Stützle-Siegsmund, Aynur Teyin, Jinye Wang, Lingjie Wang, Barbara Wieland
Showing pieces by glass and ceramic artists from Baden-Württemberg and the Alsace in dialog with work by students from both universities, it challenges us to forget the known boundaries associated with these two beloved substances. A workshop with artists Heide Nonnenmacher and Ute Beck from 9-14 November, 2018 kicked-off the project, in which students from both universities learned different ceramic and glass techniques and experimented with them.

Ceramics has accompanied humankind since we first began forming objects, playing a unique social and cultural role. Creating forms with interior and exterior spaces as well as processing memories and visions in this material are, just as it's physical characteristics  essences of the artistic process. In the broadest sense, it is about searching for a holistic understanding. An attitude towards ceramics and glass that is characterized by curiosity and wonder motivates the artists. Focused research, playful experimentation and careful development stimulate each other. The attention on the formability and inherent movement of the material as well as being open to accepting the unexpected makes it possible to experience the material in all it's complexity and to use it in unforeseen ways. This process helps to understand rules, in order to break and reinvent them.
/ Lea Georg

Text: Prof. Christine Lüdeke

Poster and conception of exhibition by Antonia Leslie and Prof. Christine Lüdeke
Aynur Teyin. Object: Godfather of verre, 2019. Ceramic. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Aynur Teyin
Object: Godfather of verre, 2019
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Elisa Stützle-Siegsmund. Object: Behausungen, 2019. Ceramic. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Elisa Stützle-Siegsmund
Object: Behausungen, 2019
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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Sophie Bernauer. Object: Bleu, 2019. Ceramic, glass.. Photo by: Petra Jaschke. Sophie Bernauer
Object: Bleu, 2019
Ceramic, glass.
Photo by: Petra Jaschke
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