planet B by Pekka Harni
||Pekka Harni has been invited to participate 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase” The traveling exhibition starts from Madrid, Spain this week.
4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art
Changing the world with a flower vase
The Travelling Exhibition “Changing the world with a flower vase” presents the collection of ceramic vases produced by the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art starting in Albisola (Italy), an area with ancient ceramic traditions, and by internationally renowned artists and designers.
Artists and designers
Simone Berti, Alessandro Biamonti, Andrea Branzi, Linde Burkhardt, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Lorenzo Damiani, Paolo Deganello, Florence Doléac, Marco Ferreri, Alberto Garutti, Alexis Georgacopoulos, Martì Guixé, Pekka Harni, Corrado Levi, Hugo Meert, Alessandro Mendini, Donata Paruccini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Adrien Rovero, Denis Santachiara, Paolo Ulian, Vedovamazzei, Alberto Viola, Luca Vitone
General and Artistic Management
Art and Design Consultants
Alessandro Biamonti, François Burkhardt, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Beppe Finessi, Chantal Prod’Hom
Rent an Idea
After its inauguration at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid (21 January – 22 March 2010), the travelling exhibition of the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art will be hosted by the Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation – City of Camogli – Genoa (10 July – 7 November 2010) and then by the mudac – Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts in Lausanne (June – September 2011).
Albisola, a town on the Ligurian Riviera with a centuries-old craftsman tradition, is known as a small European capital of ceramics thanks to the historical and successful interaction between local craftsmen and artists from the international cultural scene. It was in Albisola in the 20th century that many artists and designers, the likes of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Nicolaj Diulgheroff, Bruno Munari, Arturo Martini, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Pinot Gallizio and Wifredo Lam, delved into and created works using local ceramics.
The Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art was founded in the area of Alibsola with the aim of creating a future for artistic craftsmanship, incorporating and combining the intangible assets of design, contemporary art and digital craftsmanship with the material qualities of the earth.
To achieve this the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art promoted an edifying production network devoted to design and prototyping ceramic works, a project supported by artists and designers from the international cultural scene, ceramic craftsmen and hi-tech enterprises, critics and historians of design and contemporary art, in addition to local agencies, cultural institutions and European museums.
Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid
Palacio de Abrantes, Calle Mayor, 86 – 28013 Madrid
Tel. + 34 91 547 86 03
Fax: + 34 91 542 22 13
4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “Changing the world with a flower vase”
Thursday, 21 January, 12 noon Exhibition Vernissage
21 January 2010, 8 p.m.
22 January – 22 March 2010Exhibition hours
Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Attese Edizioni, Savona
Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid
Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation – City of Camogli – Genoa
mudac – Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts in Lausanne
In collaboration with
Cittadellarte – Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella
Rent an Idea, Madrid
Corraini Edizioni. Texts by: Alessandro Biamonti, Andrea Branzi, François Burkhardt, Roberto Costantino, Giuseppe Di Lella, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Beppe Finessi, Corrado Levi, Francesca Pasini, Luciano Pasquale, Chantal Prod’Hom
UCIC – Unione Colori Industrie Chimiche, Asti; DSA–Faculty of Architecture, Genoa; Technimold Service, Genoa
Fondazione De Mari-Cassa di Risparmio di Savona, Unione Industriali della Provincia di Savona, Cassa di Risparmio di Savona, Liguria Region, Province of Savona, City of Albisola Superiore, City of Albissola Marina, A.S.P. Opere Sociali di N. S. di Misericordia
Press information and request for materials
Attese Edizioni, Via Barbiani 25/7 – 17100 Savona – Italy
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