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!
Events for the special exhibition
A richly illustrated and detailed publication accompanies the exhibition:
„MORE THAN BRICKS! Tradition and Future of Architectural Ceramics“
Band 131 2020
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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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.