Black, white, red… colour is inseparable from the history of ceramics. Given the vast palette of colours available, the curator had to make choices. She decided to focus on primary and bold colours: the immaculate whiteness of porcelain, the deep black of manganese clay and the purple of Cassius, as well as copper which gives both red and turquoise.
Over and above the evident aesthetic value of the works on show and the poetry emanating from them, the exhibition design expresses all the ambivalence of this singular year – a sort of allegory – through the transition from black and white to colour, appealing to the freedom of choice we have as to the future of our society.
Entrance tickets available on site as well.
Blanc 1 - Arnold Annen (Suisse, 1952) Bol, 1991
Blanc 2 - Zsuzsa Füzesi Heierli (Suisse, 1953) Double 4, 2015
Rouge 1 - Akio Takamori (Japon . USA, 1950-2017) Sleeping Woman in red Dress, 2012
Rouge 2 - Wouter Dam (Pays-Bas, 1957) Red Sculpture, 2009
Noir 1 - François Ruegg (Suisse, 1954) Can’t Think, 2016
Noir 2 - Grazia Conti Rossini (Suisse, 1956) Gefäss, 2014
Multi 1 - Regula Brenner-Nünlist (Suisse, 1954-2009) Coupe Oiseau picorant, 1999
Multi 2 - Tomoko Nishimura (Japon, 1963) Melody in Spring, 1995
It’s worth noting that the Musée Ariana's collection of contemporary ceramics comprises around 4,000
pieces held in storage. This exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see these works in a new light, some
of which have never before been on display.
Thursday 2 July, Anne-Claire Schumacher will be present from 6pm – 9.30pm (no preview)
Sundays 12 July, 30 August, 20 September 2pm – 5pm
Guided tours free, admission fee payable (5.-/3.- CHF)
As part of the guided tours, since the distances cannot always be guaranteed, the wearing of a mask is compulsory.
Communiqué de presse
Notices des 8 œuvres plébiscitée (F/EN/D)