Photo EMMA / Katie Spragg: The Wilds of 5 Lely Court, 2016. (Katukiveyksen erämaa). Stillkuva
Ceramics Facing the New
The idea underlying the Ceramics Facing the New exhibition is kintsugi, the Japanese tradition of mending broken pottery with gold or another metal.
The idea underlying the Ceramics Facing the New exhibition is kintsugi, the Japanese tradition of mending broken pottery with gold or another metal. Instead of concealing the damage, kintsugi seeks to establish a new relationship with it. In this exhibition, kintsugi serves as a metaphor for society. A fracture can be a signal of something new. How can fragments be re-joined to create a renewed yet enduring structure?
Created by twelve artists and two artist groups, the works featured in the exhibition use ceramic art to explore the juncture of past and future, one that is characterised by environmental concern and the disintegration of social structures. Ceramic as a material occupies a special place in the history of humanity. It also provides what we need at this moment in time: connection, presence, craft.
The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Ornamo Art and Design Finland.
Admission fee 10/12€, under 18 and over 70 yrs free entry
It is recommended to buy the tickets in advance from the EMMA Shop, but they are also sold at the museum