Welcome to our new Exhibition Digest segment, where we simply direct our reader to the goods: stunning images, an exhibition brief and most importantly, where to gobble up more!
Pedrita Studio | Lost and Found
Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon
June 29 – July 28, 2018
Inspired by a set of lost (and found) images that capture mundane episodes and various expressions which are certainly familiar to us – from the drollest spontaneity to the most staged of poses –, this meticulous body of work suggests an exercise in contemplation on the ideas of loss and recovery – of our individual memories, of our collective referents, of our cultural and identitarian heritage.
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Kate Newby | I can’t nail the days down.
Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna
May 16 – September 2, 2018
Kate Newby’s works are poetic confrontations with spatial conditions and the fleeting nature of interactions. Through small as well as radical interventions into existing environments, she directs our view to what is often overlooked in everyday life. The objects she creates are testimonials to individual experiences, with the specific context of creation remaining inseparably linked to the resulting work.
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Mark Valenzuela | Cheap Tricks
Artinformal Makati, Makati City
March 14 – April 14, 2018
In Cheap Tricks consumerist culture collides with patriarchy and politics, as Valenzuela continues his interrogation of structures of power. Unidentifiable ceramic forms hang from butcher’s hooks attached to steel structures in a large-scale installation that dominates the room. The steel frames are modelled from a contraption used in Batangas, Philippines, for transporting livestock, locally known as paipitan. But while paipitan might carry animals off to the slaughter, here the slaughter seems to have already occurred. Around these central structures, large ceramic shark fins circle the floor; hungry predators waiting to consume their prey. Part paipitan, part abattoir, and part feeding ground, Valenzuela’s installation evokes violence, consumption and control.
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All photographs taken by Alycia Bennett.
Oren Pinhassi | Second Nature
Edel Assanti, London
July 6 – August 24, 2018
See more of Pinhassi’s work here.
Imiso Ceramics co-founder Andile Dyalvane embarked on making 100 bowls for the 2018 100% Design South Africa contemporary design showcase. The following images are a selection of works from that show and others by the artist.
Drawing equally upon his Xhosa heritage and his contemporary urban milieu, Andile Dyalvane crafts earthy and elegant ceramic works. As he describes: “My current inspirations are drawn from my immediate environment, inner city urban life, and its relation to where I come from.” Together with fellow ceramicist Zizipho Poswa, Dyalvane runs a shop/studio, Imiso Ceramics. Melding images and experiences gleaned from his rural upbringing and his urban adulthood, he produces vessels, platters, and home furnishings covered with abstract designs and human figures. Every color and mark on his skillfully crafted pieces has meaning.
You can view more of Dyalvane’s work here.
This series will take the place of our former Spotted aggregations. We hope you enjoy our more streamlined approach. Love or loathe these exhibitions from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.