This timely and urgent discussion explored how literature can represent the experience of migration and exile.
A part of the library of exile is a collection of 18 plates that Edmund de Waal bought at auction, from the collection of the Jewish von Klemperer family, who fled Dresden in 1938 and whose collection was confiscated and handed over to the porcelain collection. During the bombing in 1945, they were badly damaged. De Waal asked Japanese artist Maiko Tsutsumi to visibly reassemble her using the traditional Kintsugi technique with gold lacquer. In this conversation, the two artists talk about cooperation, traditional technology and the importance of the place.
This video explores Edmund de Waal's installation library of exile at the SKD, Dresden.
In this interview, Edmund de Waal discusses his installation library of exile, in the second location of its tour at the SKD, Dresden.
In this video, Sally Mann joins Edmund de Waal onstage at the Frick Collection in New York to converse about art, writing, and the importance of place in their respective bodies of work. The conversation was presented in association with the exhibition Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection.
Part of the Aspen Ideas Festival, Adam Gopnik joins Edmund de Waal to discuss how are stories told – and what power and inspirations lie in ancient art forms reinvented.
In this lecture, in conjunction with his current exhibition at The Frick Collection, New York, Edmund de Waal explores his long relationship with the Frick and his response to particular places, objects, and paintings within its galleries. He also reflects on the meanings of collecting within his own life and artistic practice.
Looking at the inspiration and technical process leading up to Edmund de Waal's exhibition of sculptures installed throughout The Frick Collection, New York. Site-specific works made of porcelain, steel, gold, marble, and glass are displayed in the museum's main galleries alongside works from the permanent collection.
At the heart of the exhibition at Ivorypress, Madrid, is an artist’s book: a project that has spanned many years, looking hard into what books are, how they feel and their presence in the world. It is an homage to Romanian-born poet Paul Celan, a book about slowing down.
breath is an exhibition in three parts across Ivorypress’s three different spaces: the publishing house, the exhibition space, and the bookshop. In this film, de Waal discusses the works created for this exhibition.
The annual Gomes Lecture, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, delivered in February 2019 by Edmund de Waal, was entitled In Touch: Objects, Families, Stories. Previous lecturers include Neil McGregor, Sandy Nairne, and Professor Alison Richard.
Edmund de Waal joins Ben Luke on The Art Newspaper's podcast to discuss the journey of his netsuke collection and the current state of nazi-loot restitution.
This short video taken at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, documents Edmund de Waal’s architectural intervention – one way or other –
Wayne McGregor rehearses Yugen with The Royal Ballet. This new production, designed by Edmund de Waal, celebrates the centenary of iconic composer Leonard Bernstein's birth.
The inaugural Roth Lecture at the Albertinum in Dresden was given by Edmund de Waal. De Waal's talk, I walk the line: Art on the border, was delivered in January.
At Artipelag, Stockholm, Edmund de Waal discusses his work, his relationship with the work of Giorgio Morandi, and the installation of the exhibition of both artists' work there in 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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During the Night, curated by Edmund de Waal at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, was inspired by an encounter with a drawing of a nightmare by Albrecht Dürer. The exhibition explored themes of anxiety, the fear of the unknown and what terrors can be found after dark. Here, de Waal discusses the exhibition.
Alongside the exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Edmund de Waal talks about the themes of anxiety and fear behind the objects chosen for the exhibition.
For Frieze Art Fair 2016, Gagosian Gallery presented a solo exhibition of Edmund de Waal's work. Here, he discusses the body of new works made for the fair.
This ceramics exhibition at the Kunsthaus, Graz, featured Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal as curatorial and artistic partners. For Kneaded Knowledge they joined the museum's curator, Peter Pakesch, to engage in a dialogue on the handling of ceramics across times and cultures. Here, de Waal discusses the project.
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.
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 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.
In a special event hosted at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Edmund de Waal talks about his book, The White Road.
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.
At the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Edmund de Waal talks about the research and writing of his book The White Road.
Co-presented by Inprint and the Menil Collection, Houston, Edmund de Waal discusses his book The White Road.
At the Art Institute of Chicago, Edmund de Waal discussed the process of writing his book The White Road.
Part one of this event at the New York Public Library, Edmund de Waal talks to Paul Holdengraber about his book The White Road.
The second part of of this event at the New York Public Library, Edmund de Waal talks to Paul Holdengraber about his book The White Road.
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.
To coincide with his unique project in the Library and Print Rooms of the Royal Academy, Edmund de Waal talks about the interweaving of books, sculpture, paintings and photographs and the impact that white objects have on their surroundings.
Ahead of its launch by Chatto & Windus, Publishing Director Clara Farmer talks about being the first person to read The White Road.
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 story behind The White Road and why Edmund de Waal has been making white pots for the last forty-five years.
Why porcelain, so called 'white gold', is a material that has obsessed emperors, princes and dictators throughout history. This short film was made to accompany Edmund de Waal's book, The White Road.
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. He is discussed here in this short film made to accompany Edmund de Waal's book, The White Road.
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. Edmund de Waal discusses him here in this short film was made to accompany his book, The White Road.
Mathematician and philosopher, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, was instrumental in the discovery and production of the first German porcelain. He is discussed here in this short film made to accompany Edmund de Waal's book, The White Road.
Part One of this talk featuring Edmund de Waal and Paulus Rainer, deputy head of the Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, about the plans for his curated exhibition of 'anxious objects'.
Part Two of this talk, part of the Frieze Talks series, un which Edmund de Waal and Paulus Rainer, discuss de Waal's exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The third section, of this talk between Edmund de Waal and Paulus Rainer, at Frieze Art Fair, 2014.
The final section of Edmund de Waal's discussion with Paulus Rainer.
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.
The first part of a documentary film following Edmund de Waal in his studio preparing for his 2012 exhibition, a thousand hours, at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
The second part of the BBC4 documentary film following Edmund de Waal in his studio preparing for his 2012 exhibition, a thousand hours, at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London.
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, is a permanent installation made by Edmund de Waal for the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. Here, de Waal discusses this work.
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 this illustrated lecture at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Edmund de Waal talks about the connection between making, writing and archives.
In this Sunday Sermon, Edmund de Waal takes the audience on a journey along the fine line that separates the tactful from the tactless.
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.
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.
An excerpt from the audiobook of The Hare with Amber Eyes.
Edmund de Waal discusses the research and writing of his bestselling book, The Hare with Amber Eyes.
Australia's ABC TV Book Club discuss Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes.
Nancy Pearl talks with Edmund de Waal about The Hare with Amber Eyes for Seattle Channel's Book Lust show.
At the New York Public Libary, Edmund de Waal reads from The Hare with Amber Eyes and discusses the book with Paul Holdengräber.
In this special talk at Dublin Castle, Edmund de Waal reveals the stories behind his book The Hare with Amber Eyes. This talk was supported by the Crafts Council of Ireland.
At the Institut Français, London, Edmund de Waal discusses Proust with Boyd Tonkin, literary editor of the Independent.
At Dublin Castle, Ireland, Edmund de Waal reads from The Hare with Amber Eyes.
Looking at the netsuke that inspired The Hare with Amber Eyes.
A reading by Edmund de Waal of his book The Hare with Amber Eyes.
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 was inspired by an inherited collection of netsuke which Edmund de Waal discusses here.
In this series, Conversations on Making, Edmund de Waal and AS Byatt have a conversation about their own creative processes.
Edmund de Waal discusses this major permanent installation at Victoria & Albert Museum, London.