The fair develops an intense programme of activities. In addition to the participating galleries and institutions, ceramic brussels is offering a serie of conferences and meet-ups.
Visits, meetings and off-site activities designed to discover, encounter and initiate exchanges with and between collectors, institutions,..
The title of the conference, although slightly provocative, actually expresses a deep desire for a different perspective, an alternative vision and a renewed love for ceramics, far from the beaten track.
Johan Creten has long been recognised as a pioneer in the reinvention of ceramics in the contemporary art world, breaking away from the limitations and prejudices of a self-centred ceramic universe. His work, which is both socially committed and radically innovative, can now be found in the prestigious collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d'Art Moderne and the Basque Museum, among others. He will talk about his journey away from the ghetto and answer questions.
Abbaye de La Cambre, 21
Exclusive preview of the first European art fair dedicated to contemporary ceramics for the collectors & the press.
Grand opening of the first European art fair dedicated to contemporary ceramics for vip and gallery guests.
3 awards will be attributed to 3 elected laureates, thanks to our institutional partners :
The jury prize, The Fondation LAccolade - Institut de France prize, and The Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris prize
Moderator: Pierre Naquin, fondator of AMA
Speakers: Jean-Marc Dimanche, co-director of ceramic brussels, Vincent Sator, galerist, Thomas Ghaye, galerist, and Christine Germain-Donnat, member of the advisory board of ceramic brussels and director of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.
Moderator: Marion Bocquet-Appel, plastic artist, teacher - researcher at ENSAV La Cambre and Université Libre de Bruxelles
Speakers: Joseph Culot, Director of Atelier Pierre Culot, Daphné Corregan, artist and teacher, and Ludovic Recchia, director of Keramis
Moderator: Geertje Jacobs, director of the EKWC international artist-in-residence and centre-of-excellence for ceramics
Speaker: Carolein Smit, artist
Moderator: Liesbet Waegemans, artist
Speakers: Anne Ausloos, artist and Anne Marie Laureys, artist
Moderator: Bernard Bachelier, collector and head of the Club des collectionneurs de céramique
Speakers: Françoise Petrovitch, artist and Louis Lefebvre, galerist
A special publication dedicated to the fair covers technical, economic, historical, philosophical and practical subjects. It provides an overview of contemporary ceramic world through interviews, opinion pieces, exchanges and conversations.
The 2024 edition is available to read or download here.