Thursday, 8 October 2015

Lecture | Garth Clark: Speaks about a New Art World, at MECA, Maine College of Art, Portland on October 28

The talk, Ceramics + Art, Rebooted, is a continuation of the spirited debate Clark began recently in Copenhagen and Oslo about the forceful entry of the medium into the fine arts world. Dozens of exhibitions featuring ceramics and clay are taking place each month and a new canon of leading artists is being chosen and established partly from the ceramics world and partly from non-specialist fine arts including Arlene Shechet, Johan Creten, Sterling Ruby, Theaster Gates, Ai Weiwei, Nick Cave, Adrian Villar Rojas, Ron Nagle and others. As Clark explains, “the role of deciding which ceramics is now indeed art has been totally lost to the fine arts. The question is, are they doing a better job than we did? And the answer is often (but not always) yes. It’s an exciting new era.”
Maine College of Art, located at 522 Congress Street in the heart of Portland Maine’s Arts District. Lecture: 12 p.m. in Osher Hall (Second Floor). A roundtable discussion will follow the lecture in the MECA Cafe just outside of the lecture hall.

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