Introduction to The Fragmented Figure Exhibition
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The Fragmented Figure Conference;
Cardiff School of Art and Design, Howard Gardens, Cardiff 29 - 30 June 2005
The Fragmented Figure - A Conference with an Associated Exhibition was convened by Professor Jeffrey Jones and curated by the Centre for Ceramics Studies, Cardiff School of Art and Design Wednesday 29 – Thursday 30 June 2005. The aim of the project was to gain fuller understanding of the ways in which artists working with the figure, conceive, develop and articulate their ideas through the medium of ceramics and the ways the properties of the medium may contribute aesthetically to the expression or articulation of their ideas. This major international event brought together seventy people from ten countries to listen to a wide range of presentations on a theme which was of key significance to artists and theorists of all kinds. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition of figurative ceramics which illuminated many of the issues raised during the conference proceedings. Keynote speakers; Doug Jeck, University of Seattle, USA; Arie Hartog, curator at the Gerhard-Marcks-Museum, Bremen Germany; Dr Eugene Joseph Dwyer, Kenyon College , Ohio, USA and Dr Tessa Adams, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Papers from the conference can be found in Issue 8 of the online journal Interpreting Ceramics ISSN 1471-146X http://www.interpretingceramics.com/issue008/introduction.htm The exhibition was curated by staff at Cardiff School of Art and Design; Dr Natasha Mayo, Michael Hose, Babette Martini and Jeffrey Jones and is archived on the Fragmented Figure website http://www.fragmentedfigure.net/ Further material related to the conference and exhibition; audio recordings of speakers, conference programme etc. can be found in the Ceramics Collection.
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