First Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Art

Until June 24, 2012
Frascati – Italy

The exhibition, the first of many to come I’m sure, is hosted in the former stables of Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati. Recently  transformed into a museum, the16th century building is just perfect to display contemporary ceramic art.

I visited it last Sunday and although my expectations were very high because I already knew the work of some of the artists, at least thru some pictures, I still was surprised to find how good, meaningful and diverse the exhibition is and how it succeeds in capturing the current trends of Italian ceramic art.

I was happy to meet Jasmine Pignatelli, whose giant sized seeds and roots – thriving elements of a vital and raped world – I had always admired but never quite understood from the cold screen of my computer.

The 13 artists who contributed to this wonderful initiative are Silvia Calcagno, Elettra Cipriani, Guido De Zan, Fabrizio Dusi, Marino Ficola, Antonio Grieco, Annalisa Guerri, Massimo Luccioli, Rita Miranda, Riccardo Monachesi, Simone Negri, Jasmine Pignatelli and Sprout.
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Terracolta – The Role of Rome and Lazio in the History of Italian Pottery

Jan. 25 – Feb. 15, 2010
Rome – Italy

A book and an exhibition will celebrate the art pottery made in Rome and Lazio.

The exhibition focuses on modern art and features 59 works, made by 14 eminent Italian ceramic artists. Emilio Greco (1913-1995) and Umberto Mastroianni (1910-1988) open the historical itinerary, followed by Giacomo Alessi from Caltagirone in Sicily, Cinzia Catena, Nino Caruso, Tommaso Cascella, Elettra Cipriani from Florence, Franco Ciuti, Marco Ferri, Antonio Gabriele, Antonio Grieco, Nedda Guidi from Gubbio, Riccardo Monachesi, Speranza Neri.

The book “Terracolta – La ceramica Romana e Laziale” curated by Norberto G. Kuri is a survey on the work of artists, who chose to work in Rome or in the surrounding areas, through the ages, from antiquity to recent years. A large section offers a profound insight on the 20th century, highlighting the outstanding ceramic works from the Liberty and Art-Déco time – if you are in Rome, do visit the House of the Owls in Villa Torlonia – and the magic of the Sixties and the Seventies.

Terracolta
Musei di San Salvatore in Lauro
P.zza San Salvatore in Lauro, 15, Roma
Ph: +39 06 6865493
Email: info@ilcigno.org