In 2019, the storied European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Sculptors, architects, designers and others have realized their (sometimes crazy) dreams at EKWC, relying on the expert technicians and world-class facility there. Today, rebranded as Sundaymorning@ekwc, it remains one of the most exciting places in the world for the encounter between workmanship, art, engineering and the imagination.more
The exhibition at Design Museum Den Bosch will take a measure of this history, and capture its spirit, through a highly unconventional method. Fifty works from EKWC’s past, each the creation of different alumni, will be recreated by the current team of workshop specialists. The publication associated with the exhibition will be a beguiling overlay of present and past. It will include Glenn Adamson’s essay on the organization’s history, and of the voices of the various artists and technicians whose lives and work have been impacted, past and present, will be represented. The book will also include archival images of EKWC at various points in the past, and commissioned photos of the current facility.