Sunday, December 27, 2009

1001 cups

It is rare to come across a group show that is well curated and gives a feeling of coherence when you leave it. 1001 cups is one such exhibition, crated by swiss ceramist and teacher Claude Presset. It is on at the crafts museum until 31 Dec and has cups made by both contemporary and traditional potters from all over the world.
Although the exhibition had a more technical categorisation, for me the cups fell into 3 categories. Here are some of my favourtes in each category.

FORM



TEXTURE





NARRATIVE




The other thing i loved about the exhibition was the display, it is designed to travel. Elements like signage, lighting were built into the display unit that doubles as the packaging for transport. Very functional and clean.



1 comment:

Atiya Amjad said...

Absolutely awesome! Sensuous, clean and almost spiritual.
atiya