Celebrating five years since its foundation, Taste Contemporary will be opening a new exhibition this autumn, designed to bring together work from across a spectrum of contemporary ceramics and textiles. Five Cubed will be a particularly ambitious exhibition, created by an exciting group of artists.
The Geneva-based gallery was established in 2014 in order to champion and promote the art of ceramics. Taste Contemporary has worked alongside both established and emerging artists to build a strong collector market for ceramics in Switzerland and beyond. Over the past five years, the wider art market has started to embrace clay as an artistic medium, and ceramics have featured more and more at major art fairs and in contemporary art galleries.
Textiles has also enjoyed a similar increase in interest and will feature in the Five Cubed exhibition. The select group of international artists will present artworks in both mediums, responding to the industrial setting of La Fonderie Kugler, a former tap foundry in Geneva. Selvedge readers will be familiar with the work of regular contributor Ptolemy Mann and her vibrant yet minimalist weavings, and those planning to attend Michael Brennand Wood's workshop next week might be interested to know that he is also an exhibiting artist for Five Cubed.
27 September – 6 October 2019, Usine Kugler/Fonderie Kugler, Rue de la Truite 4, 1205 Genève, Switzerland
Blog post by Jessica Edney
To read more about Ptolemy Mann's work, read Bradley Quinn's article Chromaticity in the Francais issue.