"Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” on display in Prague
The works of the “Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” exhibition discuss the future of ceramics by exploring new techniques and rethinking materials. Both teaching and research staff, as well as students of Aalto University have contributed to the exhibition with their works. The exhibition is curated and produced by the Department of Design at Aalto University and it will open in its seventh venue, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in the beginning of September.
The exhibition, that will be on display for the last time in Prague during autumn 2018, is part of the European “Ceramics and its Dimensions” project which examines European ceramics from the perspectives of the past as well as of the future and explores new opportunities. The exhibition is a cooperation with three European universities: Ulster University (Northern Irland), Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (Germany) and Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering - KADK (Denmark).
The “Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future” began by an experimental workshop in spring 2016. The exhibition opened first in Fiskars in 2016 and has since then been touring in Europe: Germany, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and Slovenia. The project is led by Associate Professor Maarit Mäkelä from the Aalto University Department of Design. The European “Ceramics and its Dimensions” project is coordinated by the Porzellanikon porcelain museum in Selb, Germany, and the project has eighteen partner institutions in eleven different countries. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Venue: Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
For more information:
Research Assistant Minerva Juolahti, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, minerva.juolahti(at)aalto.fi
Exhibition blog: futureceramics.aalto.fi/
Museum of Decorative Arts: www.upm.cz