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Morandi / Edmund de Waal, Artipelag, Stockholm
7 April 2017

In this interview, Edmund de Waal discusses his work, his relationship with the work of Giorgio Morandi, and the installation of the exhibition of both artists' work at Artipelag, Stockholm.

On the Eve of Departure: Art and Exile, Leo Baeck Institute London
23 March 2017

With introduction by Professor Sander Gilman, Edmund de Waal  discusses the telling of family stories through words and sculpture, touching on his writing of The Hare with Amber Eyes and works by Paul Celan and Walter Benjamin.

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Wie die Angst ins Museum kommt - Interview mit Schriftsteller Edmund de Waal
11 October 2016

Der Schriftsteller Edmund de Waal trifft in Wien auf Albrecht Dürer

During the Night, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
October 2016

In this short film Edmund de Waal talks about the themes of anxiety and fear behind the objects chosen for his exhibition, During the Night

Frieze Art Fair, London
October 2016

Edmund de Waal discusses the body of new works he has made for the Gagosian Gallery stand at Frieze Art Fair. 

Interview with Edmund de Waal for "Kneaded Knowledge"
28 September 2016

Together with artists Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal, the Kunsthaus focuses on a material long attributed to the realm of handicraft: ceramics. Unjustly so, as this material is founded upon millennia of knowledge and a history of art that was constantly recontextualised by contemporaries.

The Alan Howard JW3 Speaker Series
7 June 2016

For his talk entitled 'On Homelessness', Edmund de Waal talks about place and displacement in poetry and the visual arts, from the German poet Paul Celan, to his own work as an artist and writer.

Artsnight, BBC Two
4 March 2016

In this special episode of Artsnight, Edmund de Waal looks at the theme of memory and art. He profiles the Aurora Orchestra, who are famous for performing classical works from memory, and looks at a Tate Liverpool exhibition which encourages people to memorise works of art. He also uncovers a memory that history has tried to forget - the story of the Nazis' obsession with porcelain.

The Artist Project, Metropolitan Museum of Art
29 February 2016

The Artist Project is a 2015–2016 online series in which artists are invited to respond to objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collections. For this edition, Edmund de Waal examines a Ming Dynasty porcelain ewer in the shape of a Tibetan monk's cap. 

The White Road, Getty Center, Los Angeles
12 January 2016

Edmund de Waal talks about his book, The White Road, in a special event hosted at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. 

British Art Lecture, Tate Britain
2 December 2015

For the British Art Lecture 2015, Edmund de Waal talks about Signs and Marks: Poetry and Contemporary Art. Reflecting on what it means to be an artist who writes, de Waal examines the interweaving of words and art in the works of Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer and Agnes Martin, revealing how artist responds to poetry through quotation and transcription. 

The White Road, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
21 November 2015

As part of his US book tour, Edmund de Waal talks about the research and writing of his book The White Road. 

The White Road, The Menil Collection, Houston
20 November 2015

As part of his US book tour, Edmund de Waal talks about the research and writing of his book The White Road. 

The White Road, Art Institute of Chicago
19 November 2016

As part of his US book tour, Edmund de Waal talks about the research and writing of his book The White Road. 

The White Road, New York Public Library (Part 1)
16 November 2015

As part of his US book tour, Edmund de Waal talks to Paul Holdengraber in a special event at the New York Public Library. 

The White Road, New York Public Library (Part 2)
16 November 2015

As part of his US book tour, Edmund de Waal talks about the research and writing of his book The White Road. 

In the studio with Will Rycroft
26 September 2015

A unique view inside the studio of Edmund de Waal where he talks to Will Rycroft about his lifelong obsession with porcelain clay and why shards have become an integral part of his work. 

white, Royal Academy, London
25 September 2015

To coincide with Edmund de Waal's unique project in the Library and Print Rooms of the Royal Academy, he talks about the interweaving of books, sculpture, paintings and photographs and the impact that white objects have on their surroundings. 

The White Road, Editor's Notes
22 September 2015

Ahead of its launch by Chatto & Windus, Publishing Director Clara Farmer talks about being the first person to read The White Road.

The White Road, The Writing Room
11 September 2015

An interview with Edmund de Waal about how he came to imagine The White Road, from mapping his journey across his studio wall to the objects he found along the way. 

The White Road, A pilgrimage of sorts
11 September 2015

The story behind The White Road and why Edmund de Waal has been making white pots for the last forty-five years. 

The White Road, A Costly Obsession
11 September 2015

Edmund de Waal on why porcelain, so called 'white gold', is a material that has obsessed emperors, princes and dictators throughout history. 

The White Road, Père d'Entrecolles
11 September 2015

Edmund de Waal reimagines Père d'Entrecolles, a French Jesuit who was sent to Jingdezhen in China at the end of the 17th century and the first person to write letters home about the production of Chinese porcelain. 

The White Road, William Cookworthy
11 September 2015

Edmund de Waal reimagines William Cookworthy, an 18th century chemist who was the first to discover where porcelain clay could be mined in England and instrumental in the history of English porcelain. 

The White Road, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus
11 September 2015

Edmund de Waal reimagines Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, a mathematician and philosopher who was instrumental in the discovery and production of the first German porcelain. 

Frieze Talks, Frieze Art Fair, London (Part 1)
18 October 2014

Edmund de Waal talks to Paulus Rainer, deputy head of the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, about the plans for his curated exhibition of 'anxious objects'. 

Frieze Talks, Frieze Art Fair, London (Part 2)
18 October 2014

Edmund de Waal talks to Paulus Rainer, deputy head of the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, about the plans for his curated exhibition of 'anxious objects'. 

Frieze Talks, Frieze Art Fair, London (Part 3)
18 October 2014

Edmund de Waal talks to Paulus Rainer, deputy head of the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, about the plans for his curated exhibition of 'anxious objects'. 

Frieze Talks, Frieze Art Fair, London (Part 4)
18 October 2014

Edmund de Waal talks to Paulus Rainer, deputy head of the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, about the plans for his curated exhibition of 'anxious objects'. 

In conversation with Alun Graves, V&A Museum, London
20 May 2014

To celebrate the launch of the Phaidon monograph, Edmund de Waal speaks to Senior Curator at the V&A, Alun Graves, about his life and works. 

What Do Artists Do All Day? (Part 1), BBC Four
6 November 2013

Documentary film following Edmund de Waal in his studio preparing for his 2012 exhibition, a thousand hours, at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. 

What Do Artists Do All Day?, BBC Four (Part 2)
6 November 2013

Documentary film following Edmund de Waal in his studio preparing for his 2012 exhibition, a thousand hours, at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. 

Make Pots or Die, Imagine, BBC One (Part 1)
5 November 2013

Filmed over the course of a year, Alan Yentob follows Edmund de Waal during a remarkable year for his studio and practice - moving studios, travelling across Europe on research trips for The White Road and making thousands of vessels for his first major exhibition in New York with the Gagosian Gallery. 

a local history, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge
3 April 2013

Edmund de Waal talks about his permanent installation, a local history, made for the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. 

a local history, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge
8 February 2013

A talk by Edmund de Waal about his first public art commission, a local history, installed at the Alison Richard Building for the University of Cambridge. 

In Praise of Shadows, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
23 May 2012

In this illustrated lecture, Edmund de Waal talks about the connection between making, writing and archives. 

Sunday Sermon Series, School of Life, London
14 October 2012

In this Sunday Sermon, Edmund de Waal takes the audience on a journey along the fine line that separates the tactful from the tactless. 

a thousand hours, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2 October 2012

Ahead of his exhibition a thousand hours at the Alan Cristea Gallery, this short film shows Edmund de Waal working in his studio and talking about the status of pottery. 

Sydney Writers' Centre interview
20 May 2012

Edmund de Waal talks to Rose Powell from the Sydney Writers' Centre in Milsons Point at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2012 about about the moment when he realised he had to write The Hare with Amber Eyes, research and the emotional journey of writing the book.

Excerpt from The Hare with Amber Eyes
12 April 2012

An excerpt from the audiobook of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Contemporary Art Lecture, Slade School of Fine Art, London
18 January 2012

Edmund de Waal discusses the research and writing of his bestselling book, The Hare with Amber Eyes

First Tuesday Book Club
14 October 2011

Australia's ABC TV Book Club discuss Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl
13 October 2011

Nancy Pearl talks with Edmund de Waal about The Hare with Amber Eyes for Seattle Channel's Book Lust show.

Edmund De Waal: LIVE from the NYPL
3 October 2011

Edmund de Waal reads from The Hare with Amber Eyes and discusses the book with Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library.

The Hare with Amber Eyes, Dublin Castle, Ireland
8 June 2011

Edmund de Waal reveals the stories behind his book The Hare with Amber Eyes in a talk supported by the Crafts Council of Ireland. 

French Passions series: Edmund de Waal on Proust
7 April 2011

Edmund de Waal discusses Proust with Boyd Tonkin, literary editor of the Independent, at the Institut Français, London.

Public reading and interview
8 June 2011

At Dublin Castle, Ireland, Edmund de Waal reads from The Hare with Amber Eyes.

A closer look at the netsuke
25 January 2011

Looking at the netsuke that inspired The Hare with Amber Eyes.

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A reading from the book
25 January 2011

A reading by Edmund de Waal of his book The Hare with Amber Eyes.

5x15
17 January 2011

As part of the 5x15 events series at The Tabernacle, London, Edmund de Waal explains his collection of 264 netsuke, describing how these tiny 17th century ivory objects are both loseable and forgettable, he goes on to tell of their biographical significance.

The Hare with Amber Eyes
29 June 2010

The Hare with Amber Eyes was inspired by an inherited collection of netsuke which Edmund de Waal discusses here.

In conversation with AS Byatt, Siobhan Davis Dance Studio, London
27 November 2009

In this series, Conversations on Making, Edmund de Waal and AS Byatt have a conversation about their own creative processes. 

Signs & Wonders
Summer 2009

Edmund de Waal discusses this major permanent installation at Victoria & Albert Museum, London.