• Date and time: Tuesday 28 April 2015, 6.30pm to 7.45pm
  • Location: Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

Event details

Lifelong Learning lecture

This lecture explores a central, yet largely overlooked, theme of twentieth and twenty-first century ceramic art practices: the sensual and haptic pleasures in creating ceramic art and its important relationship to touch and the body. We look at specific movements or styles of ceramic art within the wider twentieth century: the ‘Fetish Finish’ ceramic art championed by Ken Price in the 1960s; the relationship between ceramics and Feminism, specifically in the work of Viola Frey and Judy Chicago; David Gilhooly and Robert Arneson’s fecal, ferocious and absurd ceramic sculptures; the ‘Funk Art’ movement; and the sensual, yet brittle, work of Johan Creten. We reflect on twentieth century ideas of sensuality and eroticism by turning our attention to recent works of ceramic art and craft, exploring the body’s future relationship to such a tactile art form.

Other Lifelong Learning lectures include:

Helen Shaw, History of Art
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