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Further thoughts on earthly materials
In times when contemporary art often reflects virtual realities and the digitization of the world, a parallel art production is emerging, one that deliberately uses haptic materials and artisan production processes. The two-part exhibition project Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials at the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen and the Kunsthaus Hamburg asked what the underlying questions of the shift towards techniques and the material of ceramics are.
Further Thoughts on Earthy Materials brought together works of a younger generation of artists that take an unconventional approach to ceramic material and establish references to the present.
We were delighted to welcome Neil Brownsword, who has been worked exhibited his works at the UK/Korea Season before, at the exhibition.
"Its been fantastic to be part of such high-profile events, with such levels of support. Both venues - Icheon World Ceramic Centre and Kunsthaus Hamburg have worked incredibly hard to deliver my vision with such wonderful precision. The UK/Korea season enabled me forge new networks which have led to new opportunities for collaboration and exhibition, Im hoping that similar possibilities will arise from the show here in Germany." - Neil Brownsword, exhibiting artist