la mia ceramica

Lynda Benglis, Ida Ekblad, Lucio Fontana, Günther Förg, Liz Larner, Fausto Melotti, Navid Nuur, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, David Salle, Josh Smith, Rosemarie Trockel, Rebecca Warren, Edmund de Waal
Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2016
With an introduction by Edmund de Waal

“Clay becomes ceramic when it is fired. When clay is still in its raw state it can be broken down, mixed with water, reconstituted: objects can be made and remade indefinitely. Its plasticity is almost dangerous, it allows for revision and effacement. It has little resistance in comparison with wood or stone. Every touch is present but contingent. After firing, clay becomes other – it can be broken, chipped, made fragmentary – but it cannot return to its primal state. It is now unalterable, holding a record of the movements that made it: it is terramottata ma ferma, 'earthquakes but motionless', in Fontana's vivid words. Clay and ceramic are polarised states of being, motion and stasis.”

E. de Waal, 'Introduction', in La mia ceramica, exh. cat., Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2016, p. 5

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications
Text: Edmund de Waal
Publication date: 2016
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 30,5 x 24,7 x 1,3 cm
Pages: 56
ISBN: 978-3-935567-89-3

€ 35.00

Ida Ekblad

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Günther Förg

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Liz Larner

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Navid Nuur

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Edmund de Waal

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Rebecca Warren

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