Welcome to NewsFile, your weekly roundup of happenings in the world of contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art. We’re starting off this week with news from London, where Apple is planning to move to one of the more iconic locales in the city. Yanks may remember the building from the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals.
From Business Insider:
Apple is moving its UK headquarters to the Battersea Power Station — London’s iconic brick building. The station’s redevelopment is part of an estimated $16.5 billion megadevelopment of the Nine Elms neighborhood, one of the most expensive developments in the city’s history.
The tech giant will relocate its 1,400 UK employees to the building after its $1.26 billion restoration is completed in 2021.
First Exhibition at Ceramics Gallery, Everson Museum
The Everson Museum of Art is pleased to announce A Century of Collecting: Ceramics at the Everson from 1916 to the Present, the inaugural exhibition in the Everson’s newly renovated ceramics gallery. A Century of Collecting celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s first purchase of ceramics for the permanent collection and commemorates the Museum’s long-term commitment to the ceramic arts. The exhibition opened to the public on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
The new 3,500 square foot ceramics gallery renovations transformed the former ArtZone on the lower level to a new, flexible gallery space for changing ceramics exhibitions. The dramatic new gallery features state of the art display cases, soaring ceilings, polished concrete floors, and new LED lighting.
Major Gaudí Work, Casa Vicens, to Open to Public
From the Art Newspaper:
That house, completed in 1888, is due to open to the public in late 2017. “Casa Vicens is the first (Antoni) Gaudí masterpiece,” says Mercedes Mora, the executive manager of the €2.5m project. The house’s original layout, including the 15 rooms lavishly decorated by Gaudí, will be restored with input from the descendants of its original tenants. Mora and her team, including Joan Abellà, the former chief executive of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, plan to add a permanent display on the history of the house and establish a temporary exhibition programme.
Do you love or loathe this news from the world of contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art? Let us know in the comments!