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MORE THAN BRICKS! TRADITION AND FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICS

20.03.2022 – 03.10.2022 Special exhibition at Porzellanikon Selb

Whether in the form of bricks, clinker or tiles, ceramics are inseparably linked to the history of building and living. It forms - often hidden under thick plaster - the basic framework of countless buildings. Yet ceramics are a real eye-catcher as a building material. Resourceful architects recognised this early on and deliberately used it to give the dull walls a special shine. The new special exhibition at Porzellanikon Selb is as versatile as ceramics as a material: "More than Bricks! Tradition and Future of Architectural Ceramics".

Go on a city stroll in the special exhibition "More than Bricks!": Stroll past shops, churches and castles, marvel at huge factory buildings and learn more about the history of ceramics as a unique building material. But not only will your thirst for knowledge be quenched, your creativity is also in demand. You can brick walls yourself, build facades and even design your own tile that will become part of a huge mural in the exhibition. You have the cityscape in your hands!

Chilehaus in Hamburg, 1922 – 1924 © Porzellanikon
Chilehaus in Hamburg, 1922 – 1924 © Porzellanikon
View of the special exhibition "More than Bricks!"
View of the special exhibition "More than Bricks!"
Roof of the Santa Caterina market hall in Barcelona, 2004 © Cerámica Cumella
Roof of the Santa Caterina market hall in Barcelona, 2004 © Cerámica Cumella
View of the special exhibition "More than Bricks!"
View of the special exhibition "More than Bricks!"
VR reconstruction of the Porte Monumentale from 1900 © Porzellanikon / LeMog
VR reconstruction of the Porte Monumentale from 1900 © Porzellanikon / LeMog
 

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A richly illustrated and detailed publication accompanies the exhibition:

„MORE THAN BRICKS! Tradition and Future of Architectural Ceramics“
Band 131 2020
39,90 € 
ISBN 978-3-940027-39-9

The 336-page publication brings together contributions by eight authors. Each of them highlights a specific point in the long, multi-faceted history of the use of ceramic components and decorative elements in architecture from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Symposium on Keramik in Architecture

An interdisciplinary symposium during the exhibition will highlight the theoretical and practical examination of different protagonists with the design element ceramic and explores their chances for a contemporary and future architecture.

With the varied museum educational programme, you have the opportunity to do it yourself, to become creative and try things out.

The exhibition can be realised thanks to the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung, the HART Keramik AG, the Sparkasse Hochfranken.

Exhibition diary for the special exhibition:
Curator Thomas Miltschus and the development of "More than Bricks!"

Part 1: Who, how, what, why?
This is how an exhibition is created.

Part 2: Test, discard, find good:
Why sampling is important.

Part 3: Think, design, discuss:
From the idea to the scenography of an exhibition.

Part 4: Is Paris calling? Waiting for ceramic tiles from the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

Part 5: A facade in motion:
The Chile House in Hamburg.

Part 6: Stress test in the professional world:
short lecture at a conference.

Part 7: Lego, anchor block and building site: How do we playfully convey architectural ceramics?

Part 8: Courage to color! Together we determine
the colour effect in the exhibition.

Part 9: Brevity is the spice - writing
exhibition texts.

Part 10: Turning, milling, moulding...
our master locksmith in action!

Part 11: Special exhibition
postponed!