Outside France

FORCES - Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff

from May 10 to September 15, 2019 in Bergen, Norway

KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes.
KODE 2, Rasmus Meyers Allé 3 & KODE 4, Rasmus Meyers allé 9
5015 BERGEN. Norway

Exceptional in scale, FORCES – Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff presents a wide selection of works dating from the 2000s to the present day, created by three internationally renowned Norwegian artists: Kari Dyrdal, Torbjørn Kvasbø and Marit Tingleff.

With their curiosity, courage and determination to test materials, technology and work methods, the artists Kari Dyrdal, Torbjørn Kvasbø and Marit Tingleff have transformed their disciplines into something new and different. This summer, KODE presents a major exhibition of their work.

In the mid-1970s, the textile artist Kari Dyrdal and the ceramicists Torbjørn Kvasbø and Marit Tingleff all began their studies at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen. It was a time when the crafts field was experiencing perhaps the most profound upheaval since the early years of the 20th century – both inside and outside Norway. Old ideals of form and function were being swept aside by innovative approaches to materials and free artistic expression. It was a period that didn’t pass quietly in Bergen.

Forty years later, Dyrdal, Kvasbø and Tingleff are still deeply committed to the materials they chose back then. All three work in large formats at the limits of physical possibility, yet they differ in their strategies for reaching that point: Dyrdal has replaced the loom with a computer, using her practical experience to explore digital textiles. Kvasbø fires his huge tubular sculptures in self-built, wood-fired kilns. Tingleff blurs the boundary between plates and painting in clayware that explores familiar forms on an unfamiliar scale.

Until May 19: open Tuesday–Friday 11.00–16.00, Saturday–Sunday 11.00–17.00, Monday closed. Closed on the 17th of May.
From 20 May to 15 September : open every day 11.00–17.00.

Web site: www.kodebergen.no/…

The exhibition is a co-production with the Musée National de céramique, Sèvres, Norwegian Crafts, and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. The exhibition will be at display at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum from 12 October.

Teapots on a spree. An art of living (Théières en goguette. Naissance et évolution d'un art de vivre)

from June 21 to September 13, 2019 in Geneva

Musée Ariana
10 Avenue de la Paix
CH-1202 GENÈVE. Switzerland

Née au début du 16ème siècle en Chine, la théière va connaître une diffusion fulgurante.

Elle parvient en Europe par le biais des grandes Compagnies des Indes orientales, de puissantes entreprises commerciales. Plus qu’un simple objet utilitaire, aujourd’hui bien connu dans nos contrées, la théière représente un art de vivre et répond à des habitudes et des coutumes qui se propageront dans les couches sociales les plus élevées. Son usage s’imposera plus largement tout au long du 18ème siècle.

Open daily from 10am to 6pm except Mondays

Phone: ..41(0)22 418 54 50
Fax: ..41(0)22 418 54 51
e-mail: ariana@ville-ge.ch
Web site: www.ville-geneve.ch/ariana

At the table of Modern art. Ceramics produced during the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933 (A la table de l'art moderne. Céramiques de la République de Weimar)

from April 12 to September 8, 2019 in Geneva

Musée Ariana
10 Avenue de la Paix
CH-1202 GENÈVE. Switzerland

Entre 1919 et 1933, l’Allemagne est placée pour la première fois de son histoire sous un régime républicain : la «République de Weimar». Le monde connaît alors une effervescence artistique exceptionnelle, guidée par les avant-gardes.

Ces années coïncident avec l’essor de l’art moderne et de l’abstraction, entre suprématisme et constructivisme russes, mouvement De Stijl aux Pays-Bas, ou encore École allemande du Bauhaus.

Le Musée Ariana présente des céramiques issues d’une collection privée, constituée principalement dans les brocantes de la région genevoise. Ornées de motifs généralement peints à l’aérographe, ces pièces illustrent une production utilitaire, reflétant pourtant une expression artistique tout à fait novatrice. Ou quand – sur la table des foyers allemands, toutes classes sociales confondues – l’abstraction géométrique côtoyait les traditionnels sujets à fleurs.

Open daily from 10am to 6pm except Mondays

Phone: ..41(0)22 418 54 50
Fax: ..41(0)22 418 54 51
e-mail: ariana@ville-ge.ch
Web site: www.ville-geneve.ch/ariana

Masterpieces of French FaIence: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection

from October 10, 2018 to September 22, 2019 in New York

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021. USA

An exhibition in the Portico Gallery presents seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form.

A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants — the French word “faience” deriving from the northern Italian city of Faenza. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of metropolitan France. The fine decoration of French faience draws inspiration from multiple sources — Italian maiolica, Asian porcelain, and even contemporary engravings. The forms of its platters, bowls, plates, and ewers derive mostly from European ceramics and silver. This complex interplay of influences comes together in works of great originality.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published in hard and softcover editions by The Frick Collection, in association with D Giles Ltd.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday evening of the month, evening opening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except September and January). Closed Mondays and holidays.

Phone: + 1 212-288-0700

Web site: www.frick.org/…
General e-mail: info@frick.org

Essential Korea

until September 22, 2019 in New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Av., Gallery 233
1000 Fifth Avenue

The history of Korean art spans more than five thousand years. Korea’s cross-cultural contacts with neighbors near and far—especially China—have played a significant role in shaping its rich and diverse artistic traditions. Korean culture has also provided important inspiration to others, notably Japan. This exhibition offers a window into the essentials of the peninsula’s creative output, past and present. Arranged in loosely chronological order are major works from The Met collection, augmented by significant loans from the National Museum of Korea. The pieces represent key genres and themes of Korean art; they include strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite Buddhist icons; refined green-glazed celadon; understated white porcelain; and pictorial images, both sophisticated and whimsical, that feature a range of motifs from nature.

Open daily: Sunday to Thursday 10 am – 5.30 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm.

Web site: www.metmuseum.org/…