7th- 21th August 2011 in HTL college -Anichstraße
10th – 21th August in the imperial castle Innsbruck
19th – 21th August in gallery Nothburga
Foreword by Norbert Riedl, Head of the Department for bi- and multilateral cultural affairs Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
Ceramics is the oldest and most ubiquitous medium through which human beings have developed their creative potential, and is indispensable for the study of human history. Understanding the world starts with touching the material, by grasping the 3-dimensionality of an object we increasingly comprehend and appreciate our own bodies, also in proportion to architecture and surroundings.
Artists living in Tirol have committed themselves considerably to ceramics, a field essential for culture and the history of mankind. This is a fact which I regard as both important as well as encouriging.
Wthin the scope of the EU Culture Programme two international symposia were held in Innsbruck in 2005 and 2008. High-ranking, internationally well-known artists from Japan, China, Mexico, the Emirates, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech and the Slovak Republic, Slowenia, Italy, and Austria took part. The symposium proved to be a successful mixture of intense work and an experience of local culture and surrounding nature; thus having a tremendous long-lasting effect by acting as a meeting place for intercultural encounter, and enabling personal and artistic friendship among local artists and their colleagues from abroad, leading to further symposia, artist-in-residence stays and exhibitions in the Imperial Castle in Innsbruck. Furthermore, school projects as well as highly interesting contacts with the local teacher training college were initiated, including summer seminars for teachers. Due to this high-class symposium ceramics has been acknowledged as a part of international art here in Tirol and the demand for further exhibitions has been stimulated.
I would like to thank all the people involved, especially the artists and the organizers, and wish you all the best for the future. Norbert Riedl
CHINELLATO DANIELA / Italy
GÜNGÖR CANDAR / Türky
KAJANDER CATHARINA / Finnland
KOSSDORFF UCKI / Austria
MOSCHEN CHRISTIAN / Austria
NEPO-STIELDORF GABRIELA / Austria
REISINGER BARBARA / Austria
SCHMIDINGER KATHARINA / Austria
TING-JU SHAO / Taiwan
TORRES PALOMA / Mexiko
Vernissage in der Hofburg- vernissage at the imperial castle
Ausstellung in der Hofburg - Schmidinger- Moschen- Nepo-Stieldorf - exhibition inthe imperial castle
Ausstellung in der Hofburg - Reisinger – Torres - Schmidinger - exhibition inthe imperial castle
HTL Workshop with Shao Ting-Ju, Ch. Moschen and Pamela Torres
Galerie Nothburga Ausstellung – Catarina Kajander books – exhibition in gallery Nothburga