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Morandi / Edmund de Waal

Artipelag, Stockholm

7 April–1 October 2017

Edmund De Waal Artepelag 21

This Spring a major exhibition of work by Edmund de Waal and Giorgio Morandi will open at Artipelag in Stockholm. Exploring the visual and literary dialogue between the two artists, the exhibition will feature over fifty paintings by Morandi and thirty works by de Waal, including his series of nine suspended vitrines called atmosphere, first shown in 2014. New works include another hour - a collection of six freestanding towers containing porcelain vessels - and another homage to the square - five vitrines containing blocks of white alabaster and gilded porcelain tiles. De Waal will also produce a handwritten text piece, which will span the gallery walls. The exhibition will be accompanied by a lower floor library room where visitors will be able to draw, write letters and read the novels and poetry that has inspired both artists.

Current

Kneaded Knowledge: The Language of Ceramics

National Gallery of Prague
17 March–27 August 2017

Edmund De Waal Ai Wei Wei Prague Kneaded Knowledge

Edmund de Waal and Ai Weiwei's collaborative exhibition examining the history of ceramics which first opened in September 2016 at the Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, has now travelled to Prague. The exhibition juxtaposes their own works with significant examples from Chinese pots to the modernist works of Picasso, Mirò and Fontana.

Current

Orchestra of Letters

The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings
2 June–2 October 2017

Edmund De Waal Shadow Stones

As part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Edmund de Waal's piece Shadow Stones is included in the exhibition Orchestra of Letters at the Lettering Arts Centre. About the piece, inspired by the work of Paul Celan, De Waal writes: 

"I’ve made pots since childhood, porcelain for almost thirty years. Gradually these have evolved into groupings of vessels that I hold together in vitrines or on shelves. Much of this work is concerned with memories of places or people or with remembered pieces of music or poetry. The poems of Paul Celan haunt me. I’ve made several substantial exhibitions that centre on his fragmentary lyrics. Here the black vessel sits alongside pieces of Cor-Ten steel and an aluminium box containing broken black shards. This piece is called shadows stones after these lines:In the rivers north of the futureI cast the net, which youhesitantly weightwith shadows stoneswrote. I love the idea that objects can aspire to music or words, just as much as words as lettering have heft and presence." 

As part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Edmund de Waal's piece Shadow Stones is included in the exhibition Orchestra of Letters at the Lettering Arts Centre. About the piece, inspired by the work of Paul Celan, De Waal writes: 

"I’ve made pots since childhood, porcelain for almost thirty years. Gradually these have evolved into groupings of vessels that I hold together in vitrines or on shelves. Much of this work is concerned with memories of places or people or with remembered pieces of music or poetry. The poems of Paul Celan haunt me. I’ve made several substantial exhibitions that centre on his fragmentary lyrics. Here the black vessel sits alongside pieces of Cor-Ten steel and an aluminium box containing broken black shards. This piece is called shadows stones after these lines:

In the rivers north of the future
I cast the net, which you
hesitantly weight
with shadows stones
wrote. 


I love the idea that objects can aspire to music or words, just as much as words as lettering have heft and presence." 

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fetched home

University of Sheffield 

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Edmund de Waal has gifted a new work called fetched home (2016) to the University of Sheffield, which has gone on display at the Western Bank Library. The piece was unveiled alongside a talk by de Waal on 'Homelessness, Exile and Art', in which he discussed the influence of Paul Celan's poetry on his work, the process of making as a way of finding a home for his vessels, and how writing and art can overcome the sense of not belonging in the world. 

Permanent installation

Signs & Wonders

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Signs & Wonders (2009) is on permanent display in the ceramics galleries at the V&A Museum in London. 

Permanent installation

a local history

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

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a local history (2012) is a permanent installation for the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. 

Permanent installation

atlas

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge 

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atlas (2012) was made as the partner piece to a local history and is on permanent display on the first floor of the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. 

Loan

from the collection of a private man

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

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from the collection of a private man (2011) is on loan to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich until 2020. 

Permanent collection

across the sky

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

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across the sky (2013) was acquired by the Usher Gallery in Lincoln and now is on permanent display in their ceramic collections. 

Permanent collection

the collector (for Paul)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Given to the V&A to celebrate the former Chairman of the V&A Museum, Paul Ruddock, this piece is now on permanent display in the ceramic galleries.