Welcome back to NewsFile, our round-up of the juiciest happenings and tidbits from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. We launch this edition with a major announcement from Theaster Gates. Need we say more…
…yes, the answer is “yes we do!” We continually update our NewsFile with the latest news, so stay tuned throughout the week for more!
Theaster Gates Joins Gagosian
Though never before having representation in New York, Theaster Gates is joining some major ranks there. The socially driven, conceptual artist, as Artnet reports, is joining mega gallery Gagosian, which has a reputation of exhibiting some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
“In a single decade, Gates has incubated compelling new models for legacy building, social transformation, and making art.”
The gallery adds it promises to “support the realization of exhibitions and projects across the full scope of his praxis in the context of broader intergenerational and intercultural dialogues in today’s global art scene.”
Read more here.
An Impossible Vase
I had a distinct visceral response taking a look at this seemingly impossible vase. Perhaps taking cues from M.C. Escher’s dizzying Relativity (1953) staircase, Cuatro Cuatros‘ vase is based on a study of optical illusions. It’s really only when a philodendron leaf is introduced, one able to perceive what’s actually creating the effect, DesignBoom writes.
The impossible triangle vase is an object that, based on a drawing, has been converted to a geometrical shape with volume, a piece that performs its function and preserves the visual strength.
Take a look for yourself.