SLIP og Cindy Sherman stiller ut i Toronto:

Av de 150 objektene som stilles ut i Toronto har Jens Olav Hetland hos SLIP designet:
Figgjo Konkav deep, Figgjo Planet 40 og Figgjo Form fatene.

Toronto, May 15 to September 7, 2008
This spring Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, in cooperation with curator Marek Cecula, will present the next generation of ceramics. For the first time ever, the work of artists, designers and manufacturers displayed side-by-side, showing that inspiration and method is now being shared between these three distinct worlds. 

Object Factory
The Art of Industrial Ceramics is running from May 15 to September 7, 2008. Representing 18 countries, it features 150 objects by artists, including Cindy Sherman, designers such as Ettore Sottsass and Masahiro Mori and manufacturers like Rosenthal and Nymphenburg. Cecula aims to convey that this new relationship between artists, designers and industry “has heralded a vitality and fresh orientation to ceramic material.” 

New technology and innovation have expanded the already diverse use of ceramic material; for example, on display in the exhibition are a knife, a toaster, ornate chandelier , all of which are ceramic. The exhibition will also highlight the latest applications of form and imagery. 

To complement the exhibition, on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 4 pm, the Museum is holding a symposium in association with the Ontario College of Art and Design. An international panel including Denmark’s Jorunn Veiteberg, professor of art theory at Bergen National Academy, and Glen Brown, a critic and tenured professor of art history at Kansas State University, will discuss “the art of industrial design” and debate the placement of this exhibit. An exhibition catalogue, Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics will be available for sale in the Gardiner Shop. And for the duration of this show, the Gardiner Shop will feature stunning objects made by the artists, industrial designers and manufacturers represented in Object Factory. 

About the Curator 
Guest curator Marek Cecula is a ceramic artist, designer and educator, he is the owner of Modus Design, a ceramic design firm with branches in New York and Poland. His art work can be found in notable permanent collections and Modus products can be seen on international design markets. 

Cecula led the ceramic design program at Parsons School of Design in NYC from 1980 until 2003 and now he is a professor at National College of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway. 

He organized and curated “The Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics” in 2004 and recently he is forming “Ceramic Design Center” in Kielce, Poland with residency and experimental programs. 

About the Gardiner Museum  
The Gardiner Museum offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal forms of art and material culture—ceramics. The collection spans continents and time, giving a glimpse into the development of ceramic process, decoration and form. Year-round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, programs, lectures and clay classes to complement its permanent collection. 
The Gardiner has recently undergone a major renovation and expansion of its gallery and studio spaces. It remains one of the city’s finest examples of modernist architecture. 

The Museum also features a destination restaurant with Jamie Kennedy as its executive chef, and the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist designed, artist made merchandise. 

The Museum is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free every Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm. 

Elizabeth Teodorini 
Manager, Marketing and Communications 
Gardiner Museum 
Tel 416-408-5076 
Fax 416-586-8085 
» eteodorini@gardinermuseum.com 
» gardinermuseum.com 

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