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Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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Toronto-based sculptor Nurielle Stern presents a response to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Unbroken. Displayed in a case outside the entrance to the exhibition, these smaller-scale ceramic sculptures reflect on the grand scope of the themes of Ai Weiwei’s works by focusing on the intimacy of a daily studio practice.
About the Artist
Nurielle Stern is an emerging artist and a graduate of Alfred University’s renowned MFA program in Ceramic Art (New York, USA). Her works are saturated with texture and vibrant glazes, giving them a hyper-real quality. Stern makes tangible a fictional world of her own imagining creating things that are at once strange and familiar.
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