Every year, the Fondation bernardaud hosts an annual exhibition on contemporary ceramics (i.e. terra cotta, stoneware, faience and porcelain) that has become a not-to-be-missed event that allows one to discover works by artists that are not often displayed in France but yet bear witness to the prolific and global activity with ceramics that the Fondation Bernardaud strives to promote.


Le décor est planté

The Fondation Bernardaud presents an exhibition devoted to decorative art. American for the most part, several artists will be making their debut in France. Some have already earned an international reputation and many are creating works especially for the occasion.

This exhibition presents artists who make use of ceramics to create decorative art. Today, all artists- and not just ceramic artists - are free to use ceramics to express their art. In very different registers, each artist offers a different take on decorative art. Some set out deliberately to subvert everyday objects, others exalt them in the purest trompe-l'oeil tradition. Some conduct a reflection focused on architectural or decorative aspects, others parody the canons of classical sculpture. The actors are ready and the stage is set - let the play begin !

Fondation d'entreprise Bernardaud
27, avenue Albert Thomas
87 000 Limoges, France
+ 33 (0)5 55 10 55 91

From June, 22th to October, 24th 2011
Everyday (including holidays) except sunday
From 9.45am to 11.15am and from 1.30 to 4.15pm
In october, by appointments

Un peu de terre sur la peau (a bit of clay on the skin)

The Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud presents  an exhibition around an art form that is not well recognized in France: contemporary jewelry. 

140 compelling ceramic creations, on loan from the various artists,  revisit ancestral forms of artistic expression as a means of casting them in new perspectives. While traditional jewelry is linked with precious metal craftwork of the applied arts, contemporary jewelry has become a field of experimentation in new arenas of art, design and artisanal creation.

18 international artists offer a revitalized and personal vision.  Certain pieces in the exhibit reference the history of the arts and traditions associated with jewelry while others totally reinvent their place, significance and materials.

After Limoges, the exhibition is now on display at the Musem of Arts and Design (MAD) in New-York from 15 March through 4 September 2011. The exhibition will then travel to Taipei and Paris...

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