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
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...