Beyond the Vessel
Myths, Legends, and Fables in Contemporary Ceramics around Europe

Editor: Alev Ersan
 Catherine Milner, Paul Greenhalgh, Glen R. Brown
Translation: Serra Karapınar Yentürk
Design: Ayşe Bozkurt 
Language: English
Category: Contemporary Art, Ceramic, Europe
Dimensions: 23,5 x 29 cm 
Page number: 344
Edition: First, September 2019
ISBN: 978-975-7078-51-7
Publisher: Vehbi Koç Foundation

Review Publication

Meşher, a new exhibition space initiated by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, opens with its inaugural exhibition Beyond the Vessel: Myths, Legends, and Fables in Contemporary Ceramics around Europe.

The exhibition demonstrates how ancient myths have echoed down through generations, and now form an exciting new wave of contemporary art inspired by the human characteristics and archetypes they represent. It focuses on how clay, often used simply to manufacture vessels and other utilitarian objects, holds the potential of being one of the most refined, yet powerful materials in the hands of artists with exceptional skill and vision, expressing human emotion in the greatest degree of subtlety.

In conjunction with the opening, Meşher published the exhibition book including articles written by Catherine Milner, the exhibition’s co-curator from Messums Wiltshire, Paul Greenhalgh, Director of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, and Glen R. Brown, Professor of Art History at Kansas State University. Designed by Ayşe Bozkurt, the publication features photographs by Sylvain Deleu and Hadiye Cangökçe.

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