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Edmund de Waal

Actions. The image of the world can be different (group show)
Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
10 February – 6 May 2018

The exhibition, with work by thirty-eight artists, marks the opening of the new Kettle’s Yard. Actions. The image of the world can be different seeks to reassert the potential of art as a poetic, social and political force in the world.

Inspired by a letter by artist Naum Gabo, Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally.

Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge


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– one way or other – (solo show)
Schindler House, Los Angeles
15 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

This autumn, de Waal’s first architectural intervention in America will be held at the Schindler House: a landmark of West Coast Modernism, built in 1922 in West Hollywood by Viennese émigré architect, Rudolph Schindler. Conceived as a modular, changeable live-work building for two families, it became a site of forward-thinking aesthetic, cultural and political activity, frequented by architects, dancers and artists from Frank Lloyd Wright to John Cage.

For de Waal, the Schindler House 'is an idea about beginnings. It stands as an attempt to create a place for both cooperative living and cooperative practice, to reset the conditions in which a modern family could live and experiment...The last decades of travelling to Vienna have made me think of what it might mean to be an émigré and build a house, to question what you bring with you when you start again so definitively.’ The exhibition will include recent works which respond directly to the materials and spaces of the house, and a sound piece conceived with the composer, Simon Fisher Turner, 'a layered memory soundscape of Vienna through its Raumplan, its volumes’.

Edmund de Waal Website


Edmund de Waal

white island (solo show)
MACE - Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa, Ibiza
8 June - 16 September 2018

Edmund de Waal, white island, II, 2018 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce
Edmund de Waal, white island, II, 2018 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce

This summer, MACE is holding de Waal's first exhibition in Spain. "This is the white island", says de Waal: "the white of the salt flats, the foam breaking in the breeze. The white of the rock. The white haze." A place of transition and exchange, the artist has worked closely with the museum to create a special exhibition of recent white works - "sculptures made for strong light" - alongside new installations, combining Paros marble, alabaster and Ibizan salt with his porcelain for the first time.

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