Copenhagen Ceramics, a new gallery space in the city’s Frederiksberg district, will focus on contemporary ceramics. The project’s 12-month exhibition program features a diverse array of young and established names.
Danish ceramics may enjoy a high international profile, yet one group of local ceramicists (Bente Skjøttgaard, Steen Ipsen and Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl) has seen the need to raise their presence on home turf. Copenhagen Ceramics is an ambitious new project that gives a close-up look at the changing face of the contemporary Danish ceramics scene with a mixed programme of both young and established names. The group’s driving force has been a desire for ceramics to be seen in the flesh rather than in just photographs, so that people can see the textural quality of the works in minute detail.
The founders are reluctant to predict the gallery space’s future past its 12-month show programme – which this year includes the likes of Bodil Manz, Turi Heisselberg Pedersen and Michael Geertse. This rather organic approach means there is ambiguity as to whether Copenhagen Ceramics will remain a ‘pop-up’ or turn into a permanent gallery space.
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