Human Condition of Clay
Exhibition at Chapter Gallery
Cardiff / United Kingdom 2021
Client: Chapter Gallery
Curator: Deborah Smith
Team: Karsten Huneck, Bernd Truempler, Alice D’Andrea
Curator Deborah Smith selection of artworks explores how humanity is expressed through the material use of clay. “The artists in the show demonstrate the dynamic use of clay through the manipulation of material and presentation – from installation, animation and works on paper to sculpture, photography and video performance – in conveying their lines of enquiry and interests in history, current affairs, human behaviour, folklore and tradition.”
The exhibition design aims to provide a neutral background which enhances the eclectic nature of each artwork. The use of a light and slightly see-through fabric to divide the spaces plays with the idea of texture and materiality typical of the clay.
Participating Artists: Pio Abad, Nancy Herbert, Zoë Paul, Lubaina Himid, Jonathan Baldock, Francis Upritchard, Antony Gormley, Renee So, William Cobbing, Ai Weiwei, Rachel Kneebone, Tal R, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Oliver Beer, Lindsey Mendick, Shawanda Corbett, Ryan Gander.