between two breaths, installation view2012
43 porcelain vessels in white and cream glazes, contained in two glass vitrines.
40 x 70 x 30cm each
Edmund de Waal at Waddesdon
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
20 April – 28 October 2012
Edmund de Waal created a new series of pieces inspired by the collections and interiors at Waddesdon. De Waal's series of installations, threaded through the ground floor rooms, served as a conversation with the collections at Waddesdon. Some of these groups of porcelain vessels related to spectacular pieces of furniture, or echoed the formal groupings of objects in 18th-century interiors. Others took on ideas of collecting itself, how things are kept together, lost, stolen or dispersed.
Installation photography: Paul Barker
a promise, installation view2012
5 unglazed porcelain vessels contained in glass vitrines.
35 x 12 x 12 cm each
all and more, installation view2012
A stack of 23 porcelain dishes: 22 in white and cream glazes and 1 gilded dish, contained in a vitrine.
35 x 12 x 12cm each
a walk in the 8e, installation view2012
11 porcelain vessels and jars in celadon, white and cream glazes, contained in three glass vitrines .
42 x 48 x 35cm each
tell me more, tell me again, installation view2012
5 stacks of 52 porcelain dishes in white and cream glazes contained in a vitrine.
40 x 50 x 25cm
on the properties of fire, installation view2012
48 porcelain vessels, jars and dishes in celadon and white glazes contained in 8 black lacquer, lead-lined boxes.
96.5 x 95 x 40cm
K498, installation view2012
27 porcelain vessels in black glazes, contained in three vitrines.
24 x 30 x 22cm each
the fascination of what's difficult, installation view2012
A garniture of 16 porcelain vessels in celadon and white glazes, contained in 6 black lacquer lead-lined boxes.
2 of 35 x 22 x 18.5cm; 2 of 33 x 14.5 x 18.5cm; 2 of 40 x 24.0 x 18.5 cm overall dimensions of each, including plinths
some words for music2012
37 porcelain dishes in black glazes, contained in 7 black lacquer trays inset with black glass.
5 x 20 x 26cm each
something else, somewhere other, installation view2012
84 porcelain vessels and bowls in white and celadon glazes contained in two freestanding vitrines.
179.5 x 40 x 50 cm each
Unpacking my library, installation view2012
133 porcelain vessels and dishes in white and cream glazes contained in a glass-fronted black lacquer vitrine.
200 x 100 x 17cm
remembering X, I think of Y, installation view2012
48 unglazed porcelain vessels contained in two glass vitrines.
30 x 240 x 13cm each