Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Strange Clay,Hayward Gallery

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art is the first large-scale group exhibition in the UK exploring how contemporary artists have used clay in unexpected ways.

Featuring 23 international artists working across recent decades, the exhibition examines the plasticity and the possibilities of ceramics.

The artworks on show encompass fantastical creatures and uncanny representations of the everyday, as well as ranging from small abstract works to large-scale installations that take the medium beyond the kiln.

Strange Clay explores the possibilities of thinking through making.

The artworks vary in scale, finish and technique, and address topics that range from architecture, to social justice, the body, the domestic and the organic.

While contributing to the broadening dialogue between art and craft, this exhibition provides a closer look at this tactile medium.

The exhibition features works by Aaron Angell, Salvatore Arancio, Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Lubna Chowdhary, Edmund de Waal, Emma Hart, Liu Jianhua, Rachel Kneebone, Serena Korda, Klara Kristalova, Beate Kuhn, Takuro Kuwata, Lindsey Mendick, Ron Nagle, Magdalene Odundo, Woody De Othello, Grayson Perry, Shahpour Pouyan, Ken Price, Brie Ruais, Betty Woodman and David Zink Yi.

Lead image: Ken Price, Oki, 2007 © Ken Price Estate. Courtesy the Ken Price Estate and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. Photo: HV-studio

Duration 26 October 2022 - 08 January 2023
Times Wed, 11am – 9pm Thu – Sat, 11am – 7pm Sun, 10am – 6pm
Cost £15
Venue Hayward Gallery
Address Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Contact 0844 875 0073 / /


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