Synopses & Reviews
- A comprehensive overview of the renowned Frank Nievergelt Collection of contemporary ceramics - with approximately 100 pieces by forty-one international artists- Accompanies the exhibition Passion ment c ramique at Mus e Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland, April to September 2016- The museum's curator Anne-Claire Schumacher adds vital information about the artistsWith passion and expert insight, Frank Nievergelt compiled an impressive collection over forty-five years of more than 900 pieces of contemporary ceramics, ranging from vessels and sculptures via display pieces to monumental works. Over one hundred leading figures of the international ceramic scene from 1970 to 2015 are represented in the collection, the emphasis of which is on newer objects. In this publication, the most significant pieces of this renowned collection are presented in a selection of forty-one artists, hence impressively highlighting the unaffected beauty and diversity of contemporary ceramic art. Moreover, Nievergelt introduces the artists individually, enhanced with reflections from Anne-Claire Schumacher (curator of the Mus e Ariana) and Prof. Volker Ellwanger. The catalog documents the latest inventory of the Mus e Ariana in Geneva.Text in German and French.