NCECA 2020 Annual – The Burdens of History

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Boulder
State: Colorado
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 6/26/19
The most well-known myths of American Studio Ceramics are often not the most inclusive, and by definition, do not represent every voice. The Burdens of History seeks to broaden the narrative, featuring artists and artworks that both celebrate and critique the history of the field. The exhibition is a platform for artists who approach ceramics as pluralistic, who broaden representation in the field, and who consider the many histories/herstories/theirstories of clay to make new touchstones for today. Their performances, videos, ephemera, and objects engage not only a material knowledge of clay but knowledge of its social history. Rooted in the past, but moving in new directions, these works–and the artists who made them–demonstrate the continued vitality of the multivalent field of ceramics.