This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London (26 October–8 January 2023) brings together 23 contemporary artists who are rethinking traditional ceramic practices. With a focus on the eccentric, the display highlights ceramicists who use their medium to explore themes such as social justice and the body, or to escape reality altogether. Highlights include a range of characterful works by the Czech sculptor Klara Kristalova; drawing on folklore and mythology, her installation Camouflage (2017) features large-scale hybrid animal figures within a lush forest setting. Elsewhere, a monumental ceramic squid by David Zink Yi sprawls across the gallery floor; there are also fantastical works by Aaron Angell, reminiscent of hobbyist dioramas, and Grayson Perry’s familiar skewerings of British society in the form of his collage-like vases. Find out more on the Southbank Centre’s website.
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