Spotlight on Contemporary Ceramics, hot ceramics, funky ceramics, CLAYTIME! Article written bij Margot Vansynghel for Sabato Magazine, Saturday 15/09, De Tijd, Belgium.
Did you know that artisans in the Volterra region of Italy have been working with alabaster for more than three thousand years? Or that gilding leather has been a tradition in the northern Netherlands since the 17th century? Discover the rich artisanal heritage that inspires contemporary European craftsmanship in this fascinating showcase of hundreds of objects made by over 150 artist-artisans working across the continent today. Wonderfully displayed in an exhibit designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, each object has been conceived and made by a single creative talent who draws on the traditional techniques and materials of their homeland to create contemporary works. Together, these fascinating objects paint a picture of Europe, reflecting the rich culture, history, landscape, knowledge and skills that make up this diverse continent.
Between Art & Design, The Belgian scene offers us an ensemble that reflects the wealth and particularly the diversity of contemporary Belgian design. In this selection, the most striking aspect is the great artistic diversity that is also a strong characteristic of the world of visual arts in Belgium. The designers are acting as very independent and individual and they have developed their own ideas about the day-to-day environment and the interiorobject. This exhibition highlights the importance of the questions that Belgian designers have around the choice of form and function in designs. The tension between these two fundamental aspects of design was a key element in the selection of the items for the show. This tension also comes up in the research into and experiments in the techniques and materials used. The result is always a very personal design language that invite interaction. The objects may surprise, make us think about, move us, disturb or mislead, or even amuse. Curated by Roel Rijssenbeek & Inge Vranken at the occasion of Brussels Design September 2018.
The designers :
Alain Berteau, Anne Marie Laureys, Ben Storms, Bram Boo, Brut Collective, Casimir, Charles Kaisin, Damien Gernay, Danny Venlet, De Vylder Vinck & Taillieu, Erwin De Muer, Jean-François D’Or, Julien Carretero, Kaspar Hamacher, Laend, Lionel Jadot, Maarten De Ceulaer, Marie-José Van Hee, Muller Van Severen, Octave Vandeweghe, Ola-Dele Kuku, Pierric De Coster, Piet Stockmans, Raphael Charles, Sep Verboom, atelier lachaert dhanis, Studio Job, Sylvain Willenz, MdSt, Unfold, Vincent Van Duysen, Vladimir Slavov, Hans Weyers, Xavier Lust.
In this groupshow curated by Monique Deul of Taste Contemporary 5 recent pieces are on show. This exhibition entitled Contained | Contenu, Taste Contemporary, in collaboration with Musée Ariana, is proud to present the unique voices of seven internationally renowned artists working in ceramics and glass, each of whom explore particular sensibilities and concerns of containment in an exhibition of works that inhabits the territory between the physical and the emotional.
In addition they demonstrate that while materiality, form and process are intrinsic to their practice, different approaches to function also exist within their expressive vocabulary as they engage with the notion of containment.
Presskit in French, English, German : Musée Ariana
VASA VASORUM / THE VASE IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND DESIGN
a groupshow curated by Garth Clark
June 8-September 22, 2018
at Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
anne marie laureys ceramics
ISSUU view online artist book PUSH november 2017
Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter brings together 24 unique major works of George Ohr (many not exhibited in public before) along with objects by contemporary artists working in the same avant-garde vein. These contemporary artists exemplify the medium’s cutting edge and include Glenn Barkley, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Babak Golkar, the Haas Brothers, King Houndekpinkou, Takuro Kuwata, Anne Marie Laureys, Gareth Mason, Ron Nagle, Gustavo Pérez, Ken Price, Brian Rochefort, Sterling Ruby, Arlene Shechet, Peter Voulkos, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman.. Regarding George Ohr is guest curated by the renowned ceramics expert Garth Clark.
Snowwhite (the dwarfs are out there) 2014 Dim cm 38x25x38
Angels kissing ground 2014-2016 Dim cm 50x21x40
Chosebus Crown 2014-2016 Dim cm 40x38x45
TRESOR contemporary craft presents a novel show concept that brings together galleries specializing in applied arts worldwide, first-rate makers | artists as well as promising young talent. They showcase exciting trends and innovations in 21st century craft from a wide range of disciplines in which art, architecture and design intersect. The works are either unique or produced in a small series and appeal to international collectors, specialists, architects, designers, interior designers, makers | artists, students, tastemakers and a discerning broad audience.
TASTE artists exhibiting at Tresor 2017 Ceramics: Thomas Bohle, Alison Britton, Wouter Dam, Akiko Hirai, Anne Marie Laureys, Nicholas Lees, Paul March, Johannes Nagel, Susan Nemeth, Aneta Regel, Paul Scott, Marit Tingleff, Elisabeth von Krogh, Andrea Walsh I Glass: Baldwin & Guggisberg, Edmond Byrne, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert I Metal: Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Adi Toch I Textiles: Michael Brennand-Wood I Wood: Ernst Gamperl
Cloud Uncinus 2017 Dim cm 48x35x36
Monday Basket 2017 45x38x46
ARTISTES : Eric ASTOUL, Pálma BABOS, Jean-François BOURLARD, Anne BULLIOT ,Charlotte COQUEN, Bernard DAVID, Nathalie DOYEN, Isabelle DURAND, Yoshimi FUTAMURA, Charlotte GIGAN, Jérôme HIRSON, Jacques KAUFMANN, Coryse KIRILUK, Rachel LABASTIE, Aline LAFOLLIE, AnneMarie LAUREYS, Jean-Claude LEGRAND, Danielle LESCOT, Lucien PETIT, Chloé PEYTERMANN, Hervé ROUSSEAU, Lana RUELLAN, Sylvain THIROUIN, Gislaine TRIVIDIC, Clémence VAN LUNEN, Camille VIROT, YAMIKI.
27 céramistes interrogent ce matériau universel mais qui marque tout particulièrement nos paysages nordistes : maisons de briques, usines de briques, cheminées de briques !
VISITE GUIDÉE de l’exposition De Briques… au WCC-BF Galerie Mons, B sur demande et gratuit sur certains dates à consulter sur www.wcc-bf.org
Une exposition de céramique où se réunissent les épris de la matière, de la terre et de la brique.
L’amour de la matière, la passion pour la terre. Voilà ce qu’un céramiste exprime avant tout. Car celle-ci est le point de départ de toutes choses, notamment celui de la brique, façonnée par le labeur et rougie par les flammes pour bâtir notre paysage nordique.
C’est dans l’optique de mettre particulièrement en avant la brique, la terre qui la compose et ceux qui la transforment que le WCC•BF, le Centre Céramique contemporaine La Borne et l’École d’Art de Douai se joignent au Non-Lieu (Roubaix) pour faire voyager De Briques…