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Daniel Pontoreau. Before the landscape

From February 11 to August 20, 2023, Keramis presents Daniel Pontoreau. Before the landscape, a major exhibition dedicated to the French sculptor-ceramist.

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Born in 1947 in Paris, Daniel Pontoreau is one of the most important representatives of French "new ceramics" in the 1970s and 80s.

Relating to a great technicality, the creations of the artist are very often of impressive dimensions and dialogue with the architect.nature or the environment.

Minimalist and materialist, Daniel Pontoreau explores a metaphysical vein where form establishes a dialogue sometimes with matter, sometimes with the cosmos. In addition to ceramics, the artist uses other raw materials such as glass, cast iron or marble, from which he retains their own values.

After numerous exhibitions in France, South Korea, China and Japan, this is the first time that Daniel Pontoreau has presented such an important set of sculptures.

Although the Keramis exhibition is not a retrospective, older pieces are presented alongside more recent pieces.

Daniel Pontoreau. Before the landscape was also built in close collaboration with the artist. Thus, the choice of each sculpture was made according to its ability to dialogue with the singularity of the museum's architecture: its interior and exterior spaces, its curves, its obliques, the color of its concrete, the shades of brick red and the omnipresence of light.

Arrachée blanche, 2016, terre cuite, terre native, bois © Michel Leprêtre
Sans titre, 1990, grès, terre réfractaire © Michel Leprêtre
Arche noire, 1981, grès, porcelaine © Paris Musées / Musée d'Art moderne.jpg

Arrachée blanche, 2016, terracotta, native earth, wood © Michel Leprêtre | Untitled, 1990, sandstone, refractory clay © Michel Leprêtre | Arche noire, 1981, stoneware, porcelain © Paris Musées / Musée d'Art moderne

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vendredi 10.02.2023, à partir de 19h00

du lundi 20 au vendredi 24.02.2023 - de 09h00 à 16h00

samedi 25.03.2023 - de 10h00 à 17h00

dimanche 2.04.2023 - de 14h00 à 15h00

dimanche 09.04.2023 - de 14h00 à 15h30

dimanche 02.02.2023 - de14h00 à 15h00

dimanche 09.07.2023 - de 14h00 à 15h30

dimanche 20.08.2023 - de 14h00 à 15h30

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