25.05.2013 - 27.10.2013
Back to Earth.
From Picasso to Ai Weiwei – Rediscovering Ceramics in Art
  • Pavillon 2

Back to Earth is devoted to ceramics in the fine arts. Whereas the use of ceramics was frowned upon in the world of art for many years, it has recently enjoyed a surprising renaissance. For the first time, ceramic objects by 75 internationally renowned artists will come together to form a unique panorama. They range from large-scale installations to small curios, the unexpected, the extraordinary and the experimental. They are placed in a historical context with artists such as Ernst Barlach and Marcel Duchamp and the exhibition focuses on thematic questions of our time, from spirituality to provocation, from myth to explosiveness. Is ‚Back to Earth‘ a symptom of our age? After abstraction, virtuality and conceptuality, are we now seeing a return to handwriting, the body, materials? The 130 exhibits from throughout the world will be presented not only in the regular exhibition spaces of Gerisch-Stiftung. A series of glass pavilions designed by the architect Roger Bundschuh will be installed in the extensive sculpture park and the home of Herbert and Brigitte Gerisch will also be used as an exhibition space, lending the exhibition a special character.