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Paolo Polloniato’s exhibition – 10 years of creation

From May 12th to June 10th, 2018 – Ceramics Museum of Andenne, rue Charles Lapierre, 29, 5300 Andenne

Closing reception on June 10th, from 2 pm

Born in 1979 in Nove, a small town situated between Venice and Vicenza, famous for its production of ceramics. He attended the university of fine art in Venice and he obtained his diploma in 2007.

To say that ceramic art is embedded in the DNA of Paolo Polloniato is certainly no exaggeration. Members of his family have been renowned as master artisans for over nine generations, directly linked to the art of painting and creation of Italy’s finest artistic ceramics. His work is quite distinct. He utilizes classic molds that have been in his family for hundreds of years and made available only to him. He has achieved this while at the same time employing the opportunities presented by these ancient molds and the designs they yield. He creates hybrid forms that are at once trapped by time with classic imagery yet simultaneously employing a vast range of cultural contexts that are both comfortably familiar yet seemingly completely out of synchronicity. Polloniato’s story telling embraces diverse approaches to comment upon modern life with classical and contemporary allusions.

With his uniquely skillful mix of underground and popular culture and a profound appreciation of ceramic classicism, history and techniques, this is work that creates a contemporary collage of tradition and modernity conjoined in urban society. Those who truly look cannot but be inundated by a tsunami of the discordant colliding with the harmonious, the traditional with utter surprise and the inevitability of the razor’s edge of change.

Opening times: from May 12th to June 10th, 2018 : Tuesdays to Fridays, 2 pm to 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm to 5 pm or by reservation. Close on Mondays. Special opening: May 20th & 21st, 2018 (Pentecost weekend) : 10 am to 6 pm; June 3rd & 10th, 2018 : 2 pm to 6 pm.

Web page: http://www.ceramandenne.be/

The scenography of Paolo Polloniato’s exhibition at the Ceramics Museum of Andenne has been entrusted to Martin Loeckx, videographer, visual artist and scenographer.

“Martin Loeckx creates special atmospheres. Sometimes they reflect reality; sometimes, fantasy. He likes to explore the boundaries between reality and imagination and to discover what new or unexpected experiences can come out of them.”


Other temporary exhibitions:

Myriam Arseneault-Goulet: “Let’s go back to Andenne”

Christine Mawet: “Enchevêtrements”

From May 11th to September 16th, 2018 – Ceramics Museum, rue Charles Lapierre, 29, 5300 Andenne

Opening reception: May 20th, 2018, 4 pm to 6 pm

The artists will welcome you at the Museum on June 10th, 2018, from 16:00.

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