On view
Current exhibition

library of exile

30 November 2019 - 16 February 2020

Japanisches Palais, Dresden

Edmund De Waal Library Of Exile Dresden Killig 09

The library of exile, which formed part of de Waal's exhibition psalm in Venice earlier this year, is now at the Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden. The library comprises more than 2,000 volumes in almost all the languages of the world written by exiled authors from antiquity to the present day. The exhibition is accompanied by a full programme of events, more detail can be found here. An online catalogue of the library's holdings is also available to explore here.

The library of exile, which formed part of de Waal's exhibition psalm in Venice earlier this year, is now at the Staatliche Kunstammlungen, Dresden. The library comprises more than 2,000 volumes in almost all the languages of the world written by exiled authors from antiquity to the present day.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full programme of events, more detail can be found here.
An online catalogue of the library's holdings is also available to explore here.

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Current exhibition

im Goldhaus

Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Edmund De Waal Im Goldhaus

On 28th September, de Waal unveiled a new installation made especially for the Porzellansammlung of the SKD Museums in Dresden.

On 28th September, de Waal unveiled a new installation made especially for the Porzellansammlung of the SKD Museums in Dresden.


im Goldhaus (2019) was commissioned by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) for their permanent collection to mark 300 years since the death of the German alchemist, Johann Friedrich Böttger.

Titled after the laboratory of Augustus II the Strong, the Goldhaus am Zwinger was a place of alchemy; a testing-ground for research into minerals and ores, where Böttger and E. W. von Tschirnhaus conducted their experiments leading to the invention of European porcelain. ‘I have an image of a laboratory bench in the Goldhaus,’ de Waal writes, 'a place of enquiry and possibility... It is a vitrine which allows me to think through philosophy, optics, burnished mirrors, white porcelain, honed marble, gold and light…a floating installation through which you can see through towards Böttger or the menagerie or a Meissen dinner service. It is a sculpture of beginnings.'

im Goldhaus will be on display in the Porzellansammlung until Jan 2020 when it will be relocated elsewhere in the SKD museums.

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Current project

library of exile catalogue

Online catalogue

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The library of exile is now open at the Japanisches Palais, Dresden. The library has its own online catalogue which is continually updated with new titles. Explore and search the holdings by language, author, category or country on its dedicated website here.

Current exhibition

The Ephrussis. Travel in Time.

Jewish Museum, Vienna

6 November 2019–8 March 2020

Hare Netsuke C 1880

The Ephrussi Family Archive, donated to the Jewish Museum by the de Waal family, will go on display in this special exhibition along with 157 netsuke from Edmund de Waal's collection.

Featured

metamorphosen, I

British Ambassador's Residence, Vienna

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metamorphosen, I (2017) has been loaned via the Government Art Collection to the British Ambassador's Residence in Vienna, Austria, where it is now on display.

Permanent collection

archiv

The Jewish Museum, Berlin
Permanent loan

Archiv 01

Edmund de Waal’s work, archiv (2016), is now on permanent loan to the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The work was previously exhibited as part of Irrkunst at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, earlier this year.

Permanent collection

oir-thir

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney
Acquisition

Oir Thir 01

The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney have acquired Edmund de Waal’s work, oir-thir (2016), for their permanent collection.

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

Across The Sky 3 Website

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

The Collector For Paul Va 2015 Front View

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.