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A thing of beauty

Rose Cabat, Hans Coper, Keiji Ito, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Kazuhito Nagasawa, Lucie Rie, Päivi Rintaniemi, Shingo Takeuchi, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli

Exhibit Images

A thing of beauty

Rose Cabat, Hans Coper, Keiji Ito, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Kazuhito Nagasawa, Lucie Rie, Päivi Rintaniemi, Shingo Takeuchi, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli

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Exhibition Details

A thing of beauty

Rose Cabat, Hans Coper, Keiji Ito, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Kazuhito Nagasawa, Lucie Rie, Päivi Rintaniemi, Shingo Takeuchi, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Nanni Valentini, Carlo Zauli

Artists Keiji Ito - Ian Godfrey - Hans Coper - Yasuhisa Kohyama - Päivi Rintaniemi - Kazuhito Nagasawa - Shingo Takeuchi - Kati Tuominen-Niittylä - Claudi Casanovas - Lucie Rie - Carlo Zauli - Nanni Valentini - Rose Cabat

From 22 May 2019 to 28 September 2019

Details

A Thing Of Beauty, Eterogeneità della materia is a collective of eleven artists from different generations active from the 50s to today, brought together to highlight the enduring and extraordinary beauty of ceramics.
An exhibition spanning the entire twentieth century up to the present day brings together sculptural work displaying each artist’s aesthetic. Artists who defined the history of post-war ceramics feature alongside the delicately balanced forms and colours of Japanese ceramic art and artists from Northern Europe.
The apparent fragility, the rough-textures and the bright, lively tones in the work of Lucie Rie – often in contrast with the solidity of the stoneware – appears alongside the more experimental, abstract and monumental forms of Hans Coper. Rose Cabat’s miniatures explode in a flourish of silky pink, purple, green and blue enamels.
These masters of international ceramic art appear alongside Nanni Valentini and Carlo Zauli, two important sculptors who defined an era in Italian ceramics, and whose stylistic autonomy is juxtaposed with works by four Japanese artists. The minimalist style and inimitable workmanship of Keiji Ito’s anthropomorphic sculptures with their archaic references, and Yasuhisa Kohyama’s full forms, seemingly sculpted by the wind, join Shingo Takeuchi’s hermetic sculptures and Kazuhito Nagasawa’s mysterious memory receptacles, in which clay merges with iron, glass and wood. Päivi Rintaniemi’s large, delicate sculptures express an alliance between power and fragility in her poetic synthesis of archaic form and minimalist design. A second Finnish artist is Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, whose “containers” recall Nordic forest landscapes while evoking the forms of buckets, sieves and baskets as traces of ancestral life.

The display is complemented by a selection of Scandinavian furniture from the 1950s and a collection of Beni Ouarain rugs from the Middle Atlas Mountains (Morocco), where weavers transformed precious, undyed wools into soft, brightly coloured carpets.