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Sonderschau VESSELS' 10

Special exhibition VESSELS 2010 

11.-13. Juni 2010

 

 

 

23 Künstler . artists

2010

 

Sonderschau VESSELS 2010: sculptures, Nathalie Schnider-Lang

 

 

In 2010 VESSELS presented itself on a 400 sq.m stand at the art fair.  The VESSELS group produced a flyer for 2010 with general information about the special exhibition. 7000 invitations, all individually designed to reflect the different artists, were sent out to attract interested visitors. The latest achievement is the launching of the “VESSELS EDITION”, a publication series featuring annual presentations of artists. The first catalogue in this series will be the catalogue of the “Special Exhibition VESSELS 2010”. Another premiere was the “VESSELS ROAD”, a path leading through the entire exhibition highlighting the exhibiting artist’s masterpieces.

 

Online-version of the VESSELS-flyer 2010

 

 

The SONDERSCHAU VESSELS 2010 is a special exhibition of the Forum for International Vessel Art VESSELS. The exhibition presents different contemporary interpretations of international art vessels in ceramics, wood, metal, silver, urushi lacquer, glass, textile and paper.

 

 

Sonderschau VESSELS 2010

The much-acclaimed and innovative works by the different artists explore the limits of vessel art, thus approaching the realm of free art. Each in their own manner, the artists explore the world in which they live. Their experiments are not without a purpose: they strive to find new paths and find answers to unusual creative or artistic issues. Most are ahead of their time.

 

 

Initiated in 2004 by Henriette and Martin Tomasi in the West of Munich, the forum is today located in the idyllic town of Kronberg im Taunus, which was formerly the home of the European artist group “Kronberger Malerkolonie”. The group VESSELS  has grown to 36 artists. The English word “VESSELS” has been the group’s logo from the beginning.


 

 

 

The term “VESSEL” is a complex word with a number of meanings in English as well as in German. It can mean an every-day item, a container, but also a blood vessel, a coronary vessel, a capillary vessel as well as a ship, an airship, a vehicle or a seed vessel. The German Dictionary by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm contains further etymological references to the complexity of this term (Vol. 4, col. 2128).

 

 

 

Sonderschau VESSELS 2010

The group made its first appearance in 2004 in the internet. The homepage www.vessels.de was installed on 25 July 2004 and provided information about the artists, their intentions and works.

 

The group had its first appearance at an art fair in 2008 at the Grassimesse at the Grassimuseum for Applied Arts in Leipzig. Three flyers were published for this show presenting the artists and their ideas.

The first VESSELS SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2009 presented 14 international, much-acclaimed artists on a stand of 120 square metres at the new art fair EUNIQUE in Karlsruhe. The homepage linked with this first project and a flyer provided all the relevant information about the group.


In 2010 VESSELS presented itself on a 400 sq.m stand at the art fair. The VESSELS group produced a flyer for 2010 with general information about the special exhibition. 7000 invitations, all individually designed to reflect the different artists, were sent out to attract interested visitors. The latest achievement  was the launching of the “VESSELS EDITION”, a publication series featuring annual presentations of artists. The first catalogue in this series will be the catalogue of the “Special Exhibition VESSELS 2010”.

 

Another premiere was the “VESSELS ROAD”, a path leading through the entire exhibition highlighting the exhibiting artist’s masterpieces.

 

Text: Vessels / Übersetzung ins Englische: Kerstin Hall, London, GB (Fachübersetzungen Kunst)

 

Gefäßkunst – erweiterter Gefäßbegriff

von Henriette Tomasi

 

 

 

Zeitgenössische Gefäß-Kunst bezeichnet die intensive künstlerische und gestalterische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Gefäß, Behältnis, Körper, der räumlichen Gestalt im weitesten Sinne. Die Betonung des Künstlerischen geschieht hierbei bewußt.

Das Wort zeitgenössische Gefäßkunst bezeichnet nicht die rein technische und formale Kunstfertigkeit, mit der ein Gefäß hergestellt wird, es bezeichnet ebenfalls nicht die reine Herstellung von Gerät, Vasen und Kannen, die nur die Praktikabilität und Funktionalität ins Hauptblickfeld stellen und als Ursprung ihrer Gestaltung sehen

Zeitgenössische Gefäßkunst bezeichnet plastische Werke, die sich durch eigenständige Gestaltung, qualitätvolle Anwendung von ästhetischen und künstlerischen Prinzipien auf künstlerischer und gestalterischer Ebene mit dem Hohlkörper, dem Behältnis, mit der Trennung von Innen- und Außenraum mittels einer Hülle, Grenze auseinandersetzen. Ziel dabei ist,  durch  Ausdruck, Gesamtbild, Seele, künstlerischen Inhalt– eine eigenständige Position zu beziehen, die kommentiert und mit dem Betrachter auf eigene Weise kommuniziert. Dazu gehört von Künstlerseite her – im Wesentlichen – die bewußte oder unbewußte substantielle Auseinandersetzung mit Themen und Situationen, die meist weit über Technik, Form und Funktion hinausgehen. (copyrights H.T.)

 

Sonderschau VESSELS 2010

objects / wall objects:  Marian Smit, NL

 Contemporary Vessel Art

author: Henriette Tomasi / Translation: Kerstin Hall, London, GB

 

The prime focus of the forum is contemporary vessel art, an art form which closely studies the vessel, the container, the body and the three-dimensional form in general. The particular focus on ‘art’  is intentional.

The term contemporary vessel art does not refer to the purely technical and formal craftsmanship which produces a vessel, nor does it refer to the simple production of vessels, vases and jugs determined purely by their functionality.

 

Contemporary vessel art refers to sculptural works which study the hollow body, the vessel, the separation of inside and outside by a shell, a border by using unique creativity as well as aesthetic and artistic principles. Its purpose is to create a unique position, which comments and directly communicates with the viewer through expression, appearance, soul and artistic content. From the artist’s perspective, this includes a conscious or subconscious analysis of themes and situations that go far beyond mere technique, form and function.