Inspired by the Gardiner Museum’s rich collection of contemporary ceramics, Hyperallergic’s new limited-run podcast series invites prominent artists and curators to explore the social history of ceramics, spotlighting its multifaceted role in our culture. Through personal anecdotes, art historical reflection, and research, this series investigates issues at the intersection of contemporary ceramics and museums.
This four-part series is produced by Hyperallergic in conjunction with Canada’s national ceramics museum, the Gardiner Museum and its Community Art Space, a platform for experimentation and socially-engaged art.
The series begins July 9th, with additional episodes released throughout the summer.
The series will explore how ceramics plays a role in contemporary art, and how artists and curators are grappling with the complexity of the age-old medium that continues to excite artists and audiences today.
As part of this project, the Gardiner will also offer visitors to the museum a chance a listen to these episodes at a listening station located outside the exhibition hall.
For more information visit https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/art-movements/.
Hrag Vartanian in Conversation with Shary Boyle
On July 11, coinciding with the public launch of the specially-commissioned series, Hyperallergic editor-in-chief and podcast host, Hrag Vartanian will moderate a public conversation at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto with Canadian artist Shary Boyle on the social history of ceramic objects and contemporary art.
About Community Arts Space
Grounded in the real and metaphorical ability of clay to transform, the Gardiner Museum’s Community Arts Space is a platform for experimentation and socially-engaged art. Established in 2016, the project connects artists, makers, organizers, and residents through the creation of public projects that inspire social action.
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