Vitamin C : Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art
by Phaidon Editors
Phaidon's Vitamin series has long proved an extraordinarily accurate predictor of tomorrow's stars. This global survey of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by art-world professionals, is an essential purchase for art lovers and collectors alike
Clay and ceramics have been elevated from craft to high-art material, with the resulting artworks being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums around the world. Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world’s leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey – acclaimed as the first of its kind.
Artists featured include: Caroline Achaintre, Ai Weiwei, Aaron Angell, Edmund de Waal, Theaster Gates, Marisa Merz, Ron Nagle, Gabriel Orozco, Grayson Perry, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Schütte, Richard Slee, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman.
Nominators include: Pablo Leon de la Barra, Iwona Blazwick, Mary Ceruti, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Christine Macel, James Meyer, Jed Morse, Beatrix Ruf, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nancy Spector, Sheena Wagstaff, and Jonathan Watkins.
Conceived and edited Phaidon Editors
Curator and art historian, Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), awarded UK Museum of the Year in 2014. An authority on modern and contemporary sculpture, her recent curated and published work with artists includes Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, Alfredo Jaar, Amar Kanwar, KAWS, Yinka Shonibare MBE, William Turnbull, James Turrell and Bill Viola. Since 2012 she has curated Frieze Sculpture in Regent's Park, London. Clare sits on the Advisory Committee of the Government Art Collection and is an invited member of the UK Women Leaders in Museums Network. She regularly appears in national and international media to comment on contemporary art and the role of the museum in society and has been a panelist or presented papers in national and international events, including The China Museum, Beijing and in Kyiv, Ukraine; Santiago, Chile; Cape Town, South Africa; and Sydney, Australia.
Size: 290 x 250 mm