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Mon approche de la céramique peut se caractériser par un manifeste éclectique.

En therme meta-artistique et de façon totalement naturelle je fait reference à l’art, au design, aux courants historiques architecturaux et aux différentes époques.

La forme, aussi bien en therme de décor qu’en sculpture, est un des sujets pertinents de mon travail: elle est énergétique, elle occupe l’espace, et naît d’une rencontre complexe entre les élements décoratifs et l’objet en soit pour former un “Corps sculptural”.

Les sculptures que je réalise ont l’apparence de corps vivants, habités tant à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur par des cylindres, des entonoirs, des cônes dont les formes invisibles à l’œil sont néanmoins existantes.

L’autre aspect de la forme fait reference au corps sculptural et paraphrase le courant Américain des années 40 ainsi que l’approche sculpturale du Futurisme.

L’obsession de la vitesse de ces deux courants a été totalement élliminée dans la version scandinave du Modernisme.

À travers des formes et les rajouts ludiques j’exprime plus ou moins la totalité du Mouvement Moderne qui prend ses racines dans la fameuse remarque du Manifeste de Adolf Loos de 1908 “ Tout ornement est un crime”.

 

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Exposed Work

Michael Geertsen

Born 1966 in Denmark

 

EDUCATION

1988-93    Danish Design school, Copenhagen
1984-88    Trained with a potter (apprentice)

MUSEUMS REPRESENTATIONS

Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Trapholt Kunstmuseum, Kolding, Denmark
Magnelli Museum, Vallauris, Frankrig.
Ceramic Museum, Inceon, Korea.
Museum of Fine Art, Huston, Texas, USA
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum. Tronheim. Norway
RAM – Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Fuller Museum, Massachusetts, USA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA
FULE ceramic Museum, Fuping, China
McManus museum, Dundee, Scotland
Næstved Museum, Denmark
International Ceramic Museum, Middelfart, Denmark
Sealand Ceramic Museum, Roskilde, Denmark
Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (since 2001)

Geertsen Versus – Næstved Museum, Denmark
Jason Jacques Gallery – New York
Puls – Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels
Galleri Specta – Copenhagen
Jason Jacques Gallery – New York
A-Gallery – Copenhagen
Six PM  – London
Køppe gallery -Copenhagen
Puls – Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels
Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen
Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen
Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
Puls – Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels

COMMISSIONS

Victoria & Albert Museum. Permanent Installation. London. UK
Nordea Denmark, Conference room, Copenhagen
60 m2 mural in Centrum of Hanoi, Vietnam
Site specific commission, OJD Holding, Solrød Strand
Site specific commission, Københavns Lærerforening
Plantpots for Pompeisalen, Carlsberg Akademi, Copenhagen
Sculpture, DONG, Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen

GRANTS / PUBLIC AWARDS

Annie & Otto Joh. Detlefs Ceramic Prize, Denmark
Ceramic Biennial Vallauris, winner in the category ”Container”, France
Silver, World Ceramic Biennale in Korea
The Danish Art Foundation. Denmark
Prize awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Arts Foundation three-year grant

FREELANCE DESIGN

MUUTO
Cor Unum
Kähler
By – og Boligministeriet
Royal Copenhagen
House of Prince
Paustian
IKEA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (since 2003)

MINDCRAFT i Milano. Danish Crafts 2013
Shifting Paradigms in Comporary Ceramics. Museum of Fine Art . Houston 2012
Flora & Fauna – MAD about Nature. Museum of Arts & Design NYC 2011
Across, Carlsberg, Copenhagen 2010
European Ceramic Context . Bornholms Kunstmuseum 2010
Cheongju international Craft Biennale 2009, Syd Korea
Kuwait Art Foundation LLC, Kuwait
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, Køppe Gallery, London
Røsska Design Museum, Sweden.
Åbningsudstilling, Museum of Arts & Design, Columbus Circle. NYC, USA
”Statistic Ceramic” group show med New Danish Ceramics, Røska Museum, Gøteborg
“Statistic Ceramic” group show med New Danish Ceramics, Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamborg
Duo show with Bodil Manz, Tong in Gallery, Seoul, Syd Korea
Ceramic Biennial Vallauris, winner in the category ”Container”, France
Intervention with Magnelli. Magnelli Museum Vallauris, France
Ceramic competition Mino, Japan
SOFA New York, Køppe Gallery
SOFA Chicago, Lacoste Gallery
PRESENT – New Nordic Ceramic, Norway
World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
FUNK ART, Køppe Gallery, Cph. DK
Design/Miami Basel, Fair, With Clara Scremini Gallery
Scripps College 62nd Ceramic Annual, Claremont, CA, USA
‘Collect’ Gallery Nørby at V&A
‘Danish’ framing the future of Danish Design, The Danish Embassy, Berlin.
‘Collect’, V&A Museum, London
SOFA, Chicago, Galleri Nørby
Terra Nova, MAD Museum, New York City
‘Danish’ framing the future of Danish design. Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen.
A Secret History of Clay, From Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool
‘Stuff-ingenuity and critique’, Toronto, Canada
SOFA, Chicago with Galleri Nørby
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis Tennessee, USA
’From the Kilns of Denmark’, The Danish House in Paris,
Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
Group show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas
’From the Kilns of Denmark’ The Danish Embassy, Berlin
‘From the Kilns of Denmark’  Contemporary Danish Ceramics, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
SOFA, New York, with Garth Clark Gallery
Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City
SOFA, Chicago, with Galleri Nørby
‘New Danish Ceramics’, Danish Museum of Decorative Art. Copenhagen