From 11 March to 10 June inclusive, CODA Museum Apeldoorn presents the Ceramics Triennial 2018, an exhibition initiated by the Nederlandse Vakgroep Keramisten (NVK, Union of Dutch Ceramists). Ceramics Triennial shows the work of 34 artists from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, England, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey. These works were selected from 360 submissions sent in from all over Europe.
The theme of the Triennial is figurative sculptural ceramics; sculptures in ceramic installations in which the figuration, the recognisable, plays an important part. The selection of artists guarantees work of a very high standard and a varied exhibition highlighting various aspects of figuration. With this international exhibition, CODA Museum and the NVK show the current state of affairs in figurative sculpture.
With the Ceramics Triennial 2018, NVK organises its fourth large ceramics display. The original Biennial, which started in 2010, has been turned into a triennial exhibition in CODA Museum. In 2010, the NVK decided to programme a recurring event that included an exhibition and educational activities for schools and children. By doing this, the NVK not only wants to promote ceramics and demonstrate the potential of clay; it also wishes to offer ceramists and visual artists a platform where they can show the development within their craft. The exhibition also includes a number of short films in which ceramists talk about their work method and their sources of inspiration.
After the successful first edition in Zeewolde in 2010, the NVK organised the second Ceramics Biennale in 2012. Participation in 2010 was limited to members of the NVK, but for the 2012 edition ceramists and visual artists from the Netherlands and Belgium were invited to submit a work. With the Triennial in 2015, France and Germany were added to the list of countries. This current edition was open to artists from all over Europe. The selection was made by an international panel of judges consisting of Carin E.M. Reinders MA, director-manager CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL), Monika Gass, director Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen (DE), Anne Ausloos, artist and lecturer (BE) and Anton Reijnders, artist and lecturer (NL).
Paula Bastiaansen (NL) , Ieva Bertašiūtė (LT), Skuja Braden (LV), Helmie Brugman (NL), Dorine Camps (NL), Patrick Crulis (FR), André te Dorsthorst (NL), Remy Dubibe (AE), Antonie Eikemans (NL), Eglė Einikytė-Narkevičienė (LT), Alida Everts (NL), Heidi Hentze (DK), Peter Hiemstra (NL), teja van hoften (NL), Marijke Janssen (NL), Anna Dorothea Klug (DE), Marga Knaven (NL), Ad van Lieshout (NL), Jeanne Magnenat (CH), Yves Malfliet (BE), Tiia Matikainen (FI), Claire Murray (UK), Susan Nemeth (AU-UK), Marieke Pauwels (BE), Pablo Ponce (AR-NL), Chris Rijk (NL), Hasan Sahbaz (TR), Hendrik Schink (DE), Nathalie Schnider-Lang (CH), Karin Schösser (AT), Nichola Theakston (UK), Reinhilde Van Grieken (BE), Mirjam Veldhuis (NL) en
Corinne Vorwerk-Smaal (NL).
Three of the selected artists will be rewarded with a work grant. The winners will be announced during the opening. Moreover, a host of activities are organised around the exhibition. Participants in the Ceramics Triennial 2018 will give various lectures and workshops, including workshops for children. You can find more information about the activities on www.coda-apeldoorn.nl/ceramics and www.nvk-keramiek.nl
The exhibition in CODA Museum will be opened on Sunday 11 March at 2.30 p.m. This opening will be accompanied by an opening speech by visual artist Gijs Assmann and a performance by Judith Bloedjes. If you wish to attend, please let us know by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning ‘opening Keramiek Triënnale 2018’.
Keramiek Triënnale 2018. CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Vosselmanstraat 299, NL-7311 CL Apeldoorn, +31 (0)55-5268400. Open: Tuesday – Friday 10.00-17.30 uur, Saturday 10.00-17.00 uur, Sunday 13.00-17.00 uur. From March 11 – June 10 2018. www.coda-apeldoorn.nl | www.nvk-keramiek.nl