Scène du monde, Dix ans de voyages en Chine, Philippe Barde, Jacques Kaufmann
Baeriswyl Michèle, Kaufmann Jacques
24 pp., 28 col. ill., Geneva, 2009, CHF 6.-
This exhibition, organised to coincide with the Parcours céramique in Carouge and the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Ceramic Association, presents a shared vision of China through the works of Jacques Kaufmann and Philippe Barde.
Both artists have borrowed and used in new ways the materials and techniques they encountered during the different stages of their travels, be it the porcelain of Jingdezhen, the earth of the First Emperor’s soldiers, or the floor paving of the imperial manufacture of Lumu in Suzhou, giving them a contemporary, even conceptual, reading.