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Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:48

Publication of the book "Artifices instables, Stories of ceramics"

Now available at Villa Sauber

Co-edited by the NMNM and Mousse Publishing, this publication completes the exhibition Artifices instables, Stories of ceramicspresented at Villa Sauber until February 21 and curated byCristiano Raimondi. 

Taking as its starting point the creation of the first Ceramic Art Workshop of Monaco in the second half of the nineteenth century, the book portrays some of the leading figures in the Principality’s ceramic history—the Fischers, Eugène Baudin, and Albert Diato—and creates bridges and resonances with numerous artists, among them Johan Creten, Simone Fattal, George Ohr, Ron Nagle, Pablo Picasso, and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, some of whom may be distant in space and time, but nevertheless share deep connections and unexpected complicities.

Featuring more than two hundred pieces, the project escapes the well-trodden art historical narratives that keep ceramics at the margins of the arts, and instead pays tribute to the medium and investigates it as a heterogeneous material capable of narrating multiple histories.

The book gathers more than a century of visions that this malleable medium has inspired, and mirrors ceramic artists in its aspiration to provoke a shift in perspective.

This abundantly illustrated bilingual (French – English) publication gathers texts by Cecilia Canziani, Valérie Da Costa, Chus Martínez, Cristiano Raimondi and Agnès Roux.

Artifices instables, Histoires de céramiques
408 pages
Softcover, 24 × 16 cm
ISBN 9788867494491
Information and orders : bookshop[@]nmnm.mc

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