Terra Incognita: 50 ceramic artists, 1 exhibition, 3 locations
Galerie Capazza (Nançay), Jacques Coeur Palace (Bourges), and Centre Céramique Contemporaine La Borne (La Borne) present a thematic exhibition, bringing together for the first time 50 ceramic artists, allowing visitors to plunge into an unknown land (‘Terra Incognita’), to discover, in three parts, a wide representation of the field of contemporary ceramic creation in France.
Philippe Bélaval, President of the Centre des monuments nationaux:
« Behind every ceramicist lurks an alchemist transforming a raw and malleable material into an infinite variety of forms, colours and textures. It is thus not surprising that major contemporary artists have tried their hand at this art, which finds its origins at the dawn of humanity and has held a place in all creative movements, in every style. We are certain that this dialogue between heritage and contemporary creation will be enriched by this new initiative at the Jacques Cœur Palace..»
Stéphane Dampierre, President of the Association Céramique La Borne:
« Collaboration between individuals and structures is a proof of success. The ‘Terra Incognita’ exhibition is organised by the Jacques Cœur Palace in Bourges, the Capazza Gallery in Nançay and the Centre Céramique Contemporaine La Borne. Featuring a concurrent survey of the overall theme in each of the three sites, this exhibition is an important and lasting event..»
Christophe Drunat, President of the Communauté de Communes Terres du Haut Berry:
« The triple exhibition rests on the strong ties between heritage sites and art, whose common thread is the earth: the source of life and inspiration since the dawn of time. By following the paths of their artistic adven tures, extending a finger to touch the infinite variety of possible materials for ceramic creation, each artist offers the possibility of discovering a universe.
The works presented are the result of each artist’s profound personal explorations. Understanding how tech nique can be put in the service of an artistic impulse, grasping the complexity of experimentation, daring to confront the detour, the unexpected these make up the vision of the ‘Terra Incognita’ exhibition.»
Laura Capazza-Durand, President of the Capazza Gallery:
« At a time when we are (re)discovering ceramic art through a number of major exhibitions in France, the ‘Terra Incognita’project will take shape during the summer of 2022. It was born out of the desire to associate artists from two entities—the Association Céramique La Borne and the Capazza Gallery—and, by presenting their works, to demonstrate the vastness and richness of ceramic art, a constant source of renewal and experimentation ».
Excerpts from the “Terra Incognita” book to be published by In Fine éditions
Galerie Capazza – Nançay
From July 9 to September 25, opening Sunday, July 10th at 11am
1, rue des Faubourgs – 18330 Nançay – +33 (0)2 48 51 80 22
Palais Jacques Coeur – Bourges
From July 8 to September 18, opening Friday, July 8th at 6pm
10bis, rue Jacques Coeur – 18000 Bourges – +33 (0)2 48 24 79 42
Centre céramique contemporaine – La Borne
From July 9 to August 30, opening July 9th at 6pm
25, grand’ Route – 18250 La Borne – +33 (0)2 48 26 96 21