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Call for Entries: British Ceramics Biennial AWARD
In honor of its 10th anniversary, British Ceramics Biennial is inviting UK-based ceramic artists to submit proposals for its 2019 exhibition and GBP 10,000 prize––an amount doubled for this anniversary occasion.
Ten artists will be selected for exhibition (September 28 – November 10, 2019), each receiving a GBP 500 grant to actualize their projects, of which one will be selected for the cash prize. The winner will also have to opportunity to participated in the adjudication process during the subsequent BCB.
The BCB is a prestigious cultural event taking place ever two years in Stoke-on-Trent, which presents works by the UK’s leading contemporary ceramic artists.
Closing date for entries: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
Learn more about BCB AWARD.
Columbian artist Doris Salcedo has pounded hundreds of rebel guns into a tile floor. The artist tells NPR that the conceptual project is an effort to subvert the half-century, FARC-run power paradigm by allowing the Columbia people to walk over the weapons.
Salcedo, one of the country’s best-known sculptors, is building a monument to mark the end of Colombia’s half-century-old guerrilla war, using the scrap metal from leftover rebel machine guns, automatic rifles and pistols. These and other weapons were used to kill more than 220,000 people in a war that began in 1964 and ended through a peace treaty signed in 2016.
The tiles, some of which weigh more than 100 pounds, will become the floor of a new art gallery.
Read the entire story here.
Drippy Mess: Small Extrusion Machine Considers Human Error
Check out Eindhoven-based Studio Joachim-Morineau‘s dribbly vessels. Squeezed through a tiny extruder, the vessels appear to be made by hand. That’s because design duo Carla Joachim and Jordan Morineau’s manufacturing machine actually replicates human error, Dezeen reports.
Designed and built by the duo, the industrial machine drips liquid porcelain, or earthenware, at a particular rhythm to create a series of cups and bowls with various structures and patterns.
The machine is composed of two main parts – a computer-controlled rotating platform and a dripping system. A plaster mould is placed and centred on the platform and is turned via a simple motor, with its speed determined by a pre-set computer code.
Read more here.
Indian Ceramics Triennale: Breaking Ground
The Contemporary Clay Foundation + Kawahar Kala Kendra presents the Indian Ceramics Triennale: Breaking Ground (Jaipur, August 31 – November 18, 2018). The artist-led Initiative is the first iteration of the triennale, and has been conceived and driven by a six-member core team of mid-career ceramic artists: Anjani Khanna, Madhvi Subrahmanian, Neha Kudchadkar, Sharbani Das Gupta, Reyaz Badaruddin and Vineet Kacker.
Breaking Ground responds to the expansion in ceramic art in India and abroad and the idea of representing ceramics in a broader contemporary context. The artist projects for this edition explore themes of scale, site specificity and/or concept through installation, interaction, technology and performance.
The Indian Ceramics Triennale and British Ceramics Biennial invite proposals from artists interested in undertaking a reciprocal residency and participating as an artist in the Biennial Festival. For further details click here!
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