Creative Arts and Design > Pottery]
This international exhibition was a survey of world-wide contemporary ceramic art representing the work of 30 artists from 16 countries, including two from the UK, Richard Slee, and the sculptor, Anthony Gormley.
For this exhibition, Richard Slee began to examine and question the cultural translatability of the British domestic landscape. From previous visits to Korea (including previous invitation to the 2001 Biennale), he had become interested in the commonalities and differences in attitudes to everyday utensils, and his pieces for the exhibition represented this challenge.
The result of his research led him to make pieces which questioned the illusion and surreal aspect of the everyday British artefact. In tandem with the theme of the ‘strange’, he produced and undertook a performance work entitled ‘Big Nose’, based upon the early western traders (‘strangers’) in the eighteenth century referred to as ‘big noses’ in the Far East.
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Slee started teaching at Camberwell College of Art in 1990, and was awarded professorship in 1992.
He completed a major commission for Sculpture at Goodwood in 2000, and in the following year was awarded The Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for his contribution to contemporary Ceramics. In 2002, he curated the exhibition 'Sleepers' at The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, as part of the Ceramica International Festival. He has recently received an Arts Council Individual Artist Award to further his practice (2006).
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts|
|Date:||23 April 2005|
|Copyright Holders:||Slee, Richard|
|Related Websites:||http://www.richardslee.com, http://www.bmgallery.co.uk/slee/slee.htm, , http://www.sculpture.org.uk/biography/RichardSlee, http://www.photostore.org.uk/seCVPG.aspx?MID=680&TYPE=MAKER&CAT=MAKER|
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|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2009 12:26|
|Last Modified:||18 Mar 2010 13:50|