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DO YOU KNOW MY AGE? SIE WISSEN MEIN ALTER?

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© Courtesy of Factory-Art gallery
DO YOU KNOW MY AGE? SIE WISSEN MEIN ALTER?

Mehringdamm 61
10961 Berlin
Germany
November 9th, 2012 - November 23rd, 2012
Opening: November 8th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.factory-art.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
friedrichshain-kreuzberg
EMAIL:  
staff@factory-art.com
PHONE:  
+49(0)30.31809794
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 12-18
TAGS:  
pottery

DESCRIPTION

The Factory-Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of unusual fusion
between art and craft.
Pottery is one of the oldest art forms on Earth, but it didn't start out being considered
art. For years, pottery was created by craftspeople strictly for utilitarian purposes with
little consideration for how they looked. These pots were hand-built, fired in bonfires
and served the purpose of carrying grains, water and other liquids, as well as storing
seeds. Shortly thereafter they began to use pots for cooking.
From the beginning, people used pottery as a way of constructing their social
identity, or showing who they were and how they were different from other people.
The works isn't change in the centuries and the the sight of these objects without
time evoke our past, our memories.
Parallel works of great masters, demonized and mocked at the beginning of their
appearance, over time understood and appreciated, today companions of our age on
this path, always keen, always daring, always aggressive.
(AUBERTIN, BEUYS, DALÍ, HARTUNG, LAM, MATTA, MIRÓ, SPOERRI, TÀPIES)
Do you know my age?
A good question for our brains.
You are wellcome!