Bente Skjøttgaard

Are these flowers, clouds - or both? Ceramic designer Bente Skjøttgaard's works escape definition and defy gravity. The Danish artist recently entered the permanent collections of such renowned museums as the Victoria & Albert (London) and the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique. Skjøttgaard considers her pieces as "amorphous abstractions of nature", adding: "The fantastic thing about clay is that what is nature's own material can constantly be transformed into something new and relevant" (Galerie Maria Lund, Paris).

Copenhagen Ceramics x Maria Lund

La galerie parisienne Maria Lund propose en collaboration avec Copenhagen Ceramics Terres, une exposition de design céramique contemporain. Terres dévoile les oeuvres de Wayne Fischer (prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main), Bente Skjøttgaard, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, ou encore Karen Bennicke. L’exposition met aussi en évidence une génération d’artistes plus jeunes, qui multiplient les expérimentations. Les 15 artistes sélectionnés travaillent au Danemark, aux Pays-Bas, en Angleterre, aux Etats-Unis, ainsi qu’en France, où la reconnaissance de la sculpture céramique est encore timide. (A voir avant le 14 septembre) In Paris, the Maria Lund gallery collaborates with creative platform Copenhagen Ceramics for Terres, an exhibition focused on contemporary ceramic design. Wayne Fischer (who was awarded the coveted Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main), Bente Skjøttgaard, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, or Karen Bennicke are among the showcased artists. The exhibition also introduces a younger generation who multiply experimentations. The 15 selected artists work in Denmark, the Netherlands, England, the United States, as well as in France, where the recognition of ceramic sculpture is still reticent.(Until September 14th)