This week Garth Clark anointed New York City as Ceramic Gotham, the world capital of contemporary ceramic art. No art center elsewhere can compete with the sheer mass of ceramics on view. Once an inhospitable town for contemporary ceramics (although a major center and market for historical), New York has gradually become more accepting, particularly in the 20th century. Clark’s editorial looks at this phenomenon. It focuses on two months that were one of the highest points for the medium in the art world and the art market. Ceramic shows and works are everywhere, including in this overview of the Frieze Fair.
There was, to use a great Italian word, an “abbondanza” of ceramics in the Frieze Art Fair (New York, May 14-17). Indeed, there was so much on show that we have divided this post into two parts. Part one shows works that deal with a vessel aesthetic and the second part next week will focus on sculpture.
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