Gallery Carla Koch has a unique specialism: ceramic and glass objects that usually refer to the container form, but at the same time liberate themselves from their function. They thus move in the interesting no man’s land between visual art and design. The gallery shows different mentalities and presents conceptual as well as architectural and narrative work.
From 27 August the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden presents a titillating exhibition about eroticism: Sexy Ceramics. Classical Greek vases, refined Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Jessica Harrison escort the viewer into the world of sex and seduction. The exhibition follows the phases of love-play, from the first touch and gentle courtship to the act of lovemaking itself. Attention is paid to hidden symbols, evocative shapes and explicit objects, but also to the sensuality of the material, the clay itself.