This fascinating lecture delves into the role of the pot in the visual arts today.
Does the pot have a future in the arts? If so, in what realm? Brilliant critic Garth Clark explores these questions through a tour of a diverse cast of "potters"—from the modernists (such as Coper and Voulkos) to functional pot makers to conceptualists like Ai Weiwei and others.
OnDemand lectures will expire on Nov 1, 2014.
Garth Clark (b. 1947 Pretoria, South Africa) is the leading writer and commentator on modern and contemporary ceramic art and an increasingly outspoken critic of the crafts movement.
He has written, edited and contributed to over 60 books on ceramic art and authored over 200 essays, reviews and monographs that have been have been translated into dozens of languages. This year, his books on the Navajo potter Christine McHorse and the Chinese conceptualist Ai Weiwei will be published. Clark was the co-owner, with Mark Del Vecchio, of the Garth Clark Gallery in New York and Los Angeles from 1981 to 2008, and, since 1979, he has been the founding director of the nonprofit group Ceramic Arts Foundation. He and Del Vecchio now curate auctions three times a year for modern ceramic art.
This event is part of 92Ys Virtual Clay series: offering first of a kind, real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. The conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways. All of this in the comfort of your home, studio or classroom.