October 10, 2002 - Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art - 1st International Meeting: The Local Ceramics Tradition and the Globalization of Contemporary Art
October 10, 2002

1st International Meeting: The Local Ceramics Tradition and the Globalization of Contemporary Art

1st International Meeting: The Local Ceramics Tradition and the Globalization of Contemporary Art

BIENNALE OF CERAMICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Asger Jorn modeling the large Aarhus’ panel in clay. Fabbrica San Giorgio, Albisola, 1959.

1st International Meeting: The Local Ceramics Tradition and the Globalization of Contemporary Art

19/20 October, 2002

Priamàr Fortress, Palazzo della Sibilla, Savona (Italy)

Organized by:

attese

(non for profit cultural association)

email info@attese.it / attese@iol.it

www.attese.it

BIENNALE OF CERAMICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART

1st International Meeting: The Local Ceramics Tradition and the Globalization of Contemporary Art
19/20 October, 2002

Priamàr Fortress, Palazzo della Sibilla, Savona (Italy)

THE MEETING:

During the 1st International Meeting, founders and artistic directors Tiziana Casapietra and Roberto Costantino together with the team of co-curators and the art historians involved with the special projects will present the developments of the 2nd edition of the Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art.

Among the panelists: René Block (Director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel); Nelson Herrera Ysla (Founder of the Wifredo Lam Center and the Havana Biennial, Cuba); Vasif Kortun (Director of the Museum Proje4L and of the Platform Garanti, Istanbul); Young Chul Lee (Artistic Director of the 2nd Gwangju Biennial and of the 2nd Pusan Biennial, Korea); Gianfranco Maraniello (Independent curator, MACRO, Rome); Olu Oguibe (Artist and co-curator Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, 2nd edition); Bili Bidjocka, Wang Du (Artists, Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, 2nd edition)

THE BIENNALE:

The inspiration of the Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art lies in the 20th century avant-garde tradition that, in its most significant phases, found an outlet for expression in this area of Western Liguria well known for its long-established ceramics manufacture. Departing from the numerous noteworthy traces left in the region and amongst the local ceramics firms by artists of the calibre of Arturo Martini, Lucio Fontana, Asger Jorn, Wifredo Lam, Piero Manzoni and Pinot Gallizio, the objective of the Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art is that of once again bringing artists, curators, art historians and critics with established international reputations into contact with this local tradition. Invited by the artistic directors and a team of international curators, the artists involved will be asked to abandon their customary media, be it painting or the latest technology, in order to design and develop works in ceramics in collaboration with local firms. Between April 2002 and March 2003 the invited artists will follow one another in the ceramics factories, working with local craftsmen to produce the works that will be presented in the 2nd edition of the Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art due to be held in the summer of 2003 at Savona, Vado Ligure, Albisola Superiore and Albissola Marina.

The Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art is seen as a work-in-progress that invites the protagonists of the new global and multicultural arts scene to filter their identities through the magical and archaic medium of ceramics. In experimenting with multicultural encounters and exchanges, the Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art is taking a positive stance against the prevailing trend towards cultural uniformity on a global scale and reinterprets the territorial context as a ³glocal² space of flux and connection within a process of reciprocal metamorphosis.

Organized by:
attese
(non for profit cultural association)

email info@attese.it / attese@iol.it

www.attese.it

Promoters:

Fondazione “A. De Mari” Cassa di Risparmio di Savona

Comune di Savona

Comune di Vado Ligure

Comune di Albisola Superiore

Comune di Albissola Marina

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