Exhibitions
Current exhibition

Edmund de Waal and Unseen Pieces from The Feuerle Collection

The Feuerle Collection, Berlin
17 September 2022 – Easter 2023

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This exhibition, the first temporary exhibition in The Feuerle Collection Silk Room, focuses on a selection of recent works by de Waal, juxtaposed with unseen pieces from the collection.

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Featured exhibition

de Waal +

Burlington Arcade, London

8 November – 23 December 2022

2022 BURLINGTON DEWAA EXTERIOR CENTER

Edmund de Waal took over the Gagosian Shop in London’s historic Burlington Arcade with de Waal +, which brought together recent artworks, treasured objects, and a selection of books curated by the artist.

Edmund de Waal took over the Gagosian Shop in London’s historic Burlington Arcade with de Waal +, which brought together recent artworks, treasured objects, and a selection of books curated by the artist.

“I’ve always wanted to take over a bookshop,” de Waal remarks. “I’ve filled it with books, of course. And music and photography, pamphlets recording projects created over the last decade, writing on artists I adore and poetry that sustains me, collaborations with dancers and composers, editions I have made for the British Art Medal Society and for the Victoria & Albert Museum. And I’ve added some pots that I have just made.”

In his interlinked sculptural, writing, and research practices, de Waal studies and utilizes objects as vehicles for human emotion and history. His installations of handmade porcelain vessels, often contained in minimalist structures, investigate themes of diaspora, memory, and materiality.

In addition to working across mediums, de Waal has also collaborated with museums, poets, performers, musicians, and other artists. Offering viewers a glimpse of his varied interests and inspirations, de Waal says, “I hope you come and find a corner to sit and read.”

The shop was open Tuesdays–Saturdays from 10am–6pm, no booking necessary.

Photography: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. Courtesy Gagosian.

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Featured exhibition

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Hayward Gallery, London

26 October 2022 – 8 January 2023

Edmund de Waal atmosphere at Hayward Gallery London

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art was the first large-scale group exhibition in the UK exploring how contemporary artists have used clay in unexpected ways. The exhibition included de Waal's installation atmosphere.

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art was the first large-scale group exhibition in the UK exploring how contemporary artists have used clay in unexpected ways. The exhibition included de Waal's installation atmosphere.

Photography: Mark Blower

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Sensational Books

Bodleian Library, Oxford

27 May – 4 December 2022

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Rub, stroke, chew, wear, sniff – Sensational Books explores our experiences of the book beyond reading.

Rub, stroke, chew, wear, sniff – Sensational Books explores our experiences of the book beyond reading.

Structured around six senses of sight, sound, taste, smell, touch and proprioception – the sense of self-movement and body-perception – this exhibition unlocked a world of sensory engagement with books. Edmund de Waal's artist book Breath was be installed in the show from 21 June 2022.

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