The Princessehof presents exhibitions of works by artists who have completed a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (ECWC). In this edition, Tilmann Meyer-Faje (DE, 1971) exhibits his series Full Speed Ahead. The container ships and a porcelain zeppelin radiate grandeur and ambition, but at the same time they look rusty, imperfect and ready for the scrapheap. The exhibition EKWC@Princessehof: Tilmann Meyer-Faje will be open from 20 April to 27 October 2019 in the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden.
From a container ship and a car carrier to a banana boat and a cruise ship: large ships such as these are the driving force behind international trade. But they are also rusty and imperfect, succumbing to frequent use and the elements. The obsolete global merchant fleet often ends up at the dismantling yards on the Indian coast. Tilmann Meyer-Faje saw this as an almost apocalyptic scene, which served as inspiration for his ceramic wrecks. With this exhibition, Meyer-Faje shares his fascination for failing industrial processes. The artist also presents new work; a porcelain zeppelin made during a residency in Arita, Japan.
Every year about 60 artists are invited to the EKWC for a three-month residency, where they have the opportunity to experiment with ceramics. The aim is to stimulate the development of ceramics in the visual arts, design and architecture. In its search for new perspectives and techniques in the field of ceramics, the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics invites two artists each year to exhibit the results of their residency at the EKWC.