Ceramic Momentum

CERAMIC MOMENTUM – Staging the Object CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Middelfart, Denmark. 11 May – 3 November 2019

May 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

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