🥰 July is the perfect month to hit the road and discover a wealth of different ceramic events taking place all over the world. We have just featured two of these events in Ceramics Now:
• The XV International Biennial of Ceramics, Manises, 2022 – featuring the works of 21 artists, selected from over 300 applications. The main prize of the competition was awarded to Rafael Jiménez Chacón.
• Premio Grottaglie 2022 – the 29th Contemporary Ceramic Competition. The main prize was awarded to Margherita Grasselli.
👌 The New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum is accepting exhibition proposals. Any individual artist or group of creators is welcome to submit their application for an exhibition at this renowned museum in Taiwan. The exhibitions will be held from 2024 to 2025. Applications are free, but the winning artists are responsible for the shipping of the pieces.
🔥 There are a few more days left to apply for the XII Vendrell Ceramics Biennial 2022. The event will take place from November 2, 2023, to January 14, 2023, in El Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain. Applications are free and open internationally.
🏛️ Read this article by Odette Lopez about Carlos Enrique Prado’s most recent work: “It is a myth that the ancient world and contemporary art have relatively nothing to do with each other. On the contrary, ancient artworks are the foundation of our modern visual and cultural language; something that contemporary art continues to build off of. This relationship is inherent in Carlos Enrique Prado’s Recycling Piles series in his newest exhibition Tautologies at the Kendall Art Center, a collection of ceramic sculptures that are composed of repeating human figures, assembled into what he calls columns, stacks, and piles.”
🚌 Guangzhen Zhou, a ceramic artist, writer and educator living in California, recently concluded an European road trip to discover iconic ceramics from around the world. He’s currently working on the English version of his book, which will include information about famous ceramic towns, ancient ceramics, traditional pottery and more. I recommend scrolling through his Facebook page to see his fabulous insights into the best-preserved ceramic cultures.
🗨 The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will host an artist talk with artist in residence Colby Charpentier, who will discuss recent work and future directions. This talk marks the closing event of his 2021-2022 AMOCA residency. Registration is free.
🌞 These ceramic events are also happening this July:
• ACGA Clay and Glass Festival takes place in Palo Alto, California, US, on July 9-10.
• Celebrating Ceramics 2022 takes place in the Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, UK, on July 15-17.
• Terralha 2022 – European Ceramic Festival takes place in Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France, on July 15-17.
🎓 Recent Job Announcements: The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, CO) is looking for an Adjunct Faculty to teach Ceramics / Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) seeks candidates for a visiting assistant professorship with a degree in Ceramics or Sculpture / Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN) is hiring a Part Time Lecturer in Ceramics.
🔍 Painting in the Dark is on view at James Cohan, New York / Louka Anargyros: Locker Room is in view at SEPTIEME Gallery, Paris / Ana Gomez & Federico Jordan: Un Tiempo En La Tierra is on view at ACHE Galería, San Luis Potosí / Lee Ahryun: A Mater of Taste is on view at Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy / Fuego y Agua: Kay Aplin & Joseph Young is on view at Balneario de Borines, Asturias / Cathy Franzi: Verdant is on view at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney / Born from Earth is on view at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London / Family Ties – Curated by Ebitenyefa Baralaye is on view at David Klein Gallery, Detroit
Explore these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured in Ceramics Now.
- Lauren Owens: At Home With Friends at Plinth Gallery, Denver
- Important Studio Ceramics: 1932-2022 at Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia
- Maxwell Mustardo: Dish-Oriented at Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton
- Sara Flynn at Erskine, Hall & Coe, London
- 20 mondes. IAC Treasure Bowl Collections I-II at Keramis – Center for Ceramics, La Louvière
- Sasha Koozel Reibstein: Even the Ground Gives Way at Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis
Featured image: Painting in the Dark is on view at James Cohan, New York