A giant interactive vessel emerges in the skyline of New York City, a pottery throw down, the 2019 Westerwald Prize goes to…[drumroll please], and more. This is your go-to round-up of newsy shards and happenings from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics––this is NewsFile.
Omer Polak’s Dishware Dance
Sa Designboom reports, the fourth edition of Schloss Hollenegg for Design, AD MENSAM 2019 exhibition, explores the rituals of dinning––from preparation to consumption, and taking a closer look at just how. Studio Omer Polak showcases a unique dining experience inspired by Polak’s own boisterous, vibrant family gatherings ranging from rituals of eating in kibbutz communities to ordinary family dinners.
showcases a unique dining experience inspired by Polak’s own boisterous, vibrant family gatherings ranging from rituals of eating in kibbutz communities to ordinary family dinners.
“For LaZuz, robotic technology enabled the dynamic eating experience in an installation setting, with a long dining table as its core element. the table surface consists of two layers: an upper, visible layer covered with dishes that surprisingly dance in harmony on the table top; undeneath the table, 10 small robots driving in a random and independent fashion, lead the tableware sing magnets. supported by mobsya, a swiss non-profit association, the designer had access to their educational ‘thymio’ robots.”DesignBoom
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Christian Rattemeyer to lead SculptureCenter
Christian Rattemeyer, who has spent 12 years as associate curator in the department of drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has been named SculptureCenter’s next director. Rattemeyer will taking up the post on November 1, and will oversee all exhibitions and programming of the SculptureCenter, Artnews reports.
A few of his curatorial credits at MoMA have included “Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America 1960-1980” (2015), “Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan” (2012), and “Projects 95: Runa Islam” (2011). He is currently co-organizing the show “SURROUNDS: 11 Installations” for the museum’s reopening in October.Artnews
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Interactive Vessel now Open to the Public
The Vessel by Heatherwick Studio was built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in New York City. Construction began in April 2017, and the vessel shaped architecture opened in March of this year.
“This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.”Hudson Yards New York
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More from Heatherwick Studio.
Johannes Nagel wins 2019 Westerwald Prize
Awarded by the Keramikmuseum Westerwald to honor outstanding ceramic works and to present them to a broad public in an exhibition, this year’s Westerwald Prize goes to Johannes Nagel.
Nagel was selected from a pool over over 425 applicants from all over Europe.
The aim is to promote the dialogue between ceramics and art in the region and to enhance cultural exchange within Europe.Arnoldsche Art Publishers
The Great Pottery Throw Down
Danish broadcaster TV2 has picked up a UK’s The Great Pottery Throwdown, which follows a national search for the best amateur pottery talent, C21 reports.
10 passionate potters will compete in a series on challenges which require them to produce everything from simple pots to toilets.
The TV2 judging panel will include contemporary ceramist master Michael Geersten, who exhibits at the Metropolitan in New York.
Stay tuned throughout the week as we continue to update this NewsFile with the latest happenings and news from world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics.