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Space01Space01 Some of the earliest artworks were ceramics. The European Modern Era was shaped by the insatiable desire for Chinese porcelain, for which the highest prices were paid. Whether functional containers or artworks, ceramics travelled over the whole globe from time immemorial, connecting cultures that knew little of one another. Long regarded everywhere as high art, this medium had a poor reputation in Modernism. Individual artists such as Picasso, Fontana or Jorn knew how to extract new subtleties and meanings from the material. Yet ceramic art was for the most part demoted to second place as applied art. With our sights more closely fixed on recent Asian art and with the continued opening up of artistic practice, we are increasingly confronted with this material. The exhibition is designed to throw light on these positions. Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal are available as curatorial and artistic partners in the dialogue on contemporary interaction with ceramics: two artists who are both outstanding ceramists and of course also prominently represented in the exhibition, alongside many other personalities and important historical material.Kunsthaus GrazLendkai 1

8020 Graz, Österreich



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Selection of further exhibitions in: Austria

12.03.2019 - 19.01.2020
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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29.01.2019 - 21.06.2020
Bank Austria Kunstforum
Freyung 8
Wien

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29.05.2019 - 12.01.2020
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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20.09.2019 - 06.01.2020
Albertina Museum Wien
Albertinaplatz 1
Wien

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08.05.2018 - 17.11.2019
22.01.2019 - 07.06.2020
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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27.11.2019 - 10.05.2020
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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04.10.2019 - 19.01.2020
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1
Linz

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17.05.2017 - 17.11.2019
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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01.11.2018 - 19.01.2020
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna

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29.01.2016 - 26.06.2026
Albertina Museum Wien
Albertinaplatz 1
Wien

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06.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11
Vienna

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Kneaded Knowledge Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum Main address: Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum Lendkai 1 8020 Graz, Austria Kunsthaus Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum Lendkai 1 8020 Graz, Austria Space01Space01 Some of the earliest artworks were ceramics. The European Modern Era was shaped by the insatiable desire for Chinese porcelain, for which the highest prices were paid. Whether functional containers or artworks, ceramics travelled over the whole globe from time immemorial, connecting cultures that knew little of one another. Long regarded everywhere as high art, this medium had a poor reputation in Modernism. Individual artists such as Picasso, Fontana or Jorn knew how to extract new subtleties and meanings from the material. Yet ceramic art was for the most part demoted to second place as applied art. With our sights more closely fixed on recent Asian art and with the continued opening up of artistic practice, we are increasingly confronted with this material. The exhibition is designed to throw light on these positions. Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal are available as curatorial and artistic partners in the dialogue on contemporary interaction with ceramics: two artists who are both outstanding ceramists and of course also prominently represented in the exhibition, alongside many other personalities and important historical material.Kunsthaus GrazLendkai 1

8020 Graz, Österreich



T +43-316/8017-9200





F +43-316/8017-9212



kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at Opening HoursTue-Sun 10am - 5pm KunsthauscaféSun-Thurs  9am-11pmFri-Sat  9am-1amT: +43-316/714 957 Guided toursSun 2pm (en), Sat 3:30pm (ger), Sun, public holidays 11am (ger)For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice. Open in addition:Closed:
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