Meet topical international curators and writers in contemporary design and art, Jill Singer and Davira Taragin from the USA and Monika Gass from Germany. The meeting is organized in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition of contemporary Finnish ceramics Ceramics & Space. Moderator is Katarina Siltavuori of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo.
After the presentations there is a possibility to visit the Ceramic & Space exhibition and participate in artist talk (in Finnish!) by artists Tuula Lehtinen and Kristina Riska.
About the guests:
Monika Gass is the Museum Director of Keramikmuseum Westerwald in Germany. Through its spectacular exhibitions and the opening of the Westerwald ceramic art prize to international participation, the Ceramics Museum of Westerwald has established itself as a world class center for Contemporary Ceramic Art. Monika Gass was a member of the jury for the exhibition Ceramic & Space.
Davira Taragin is presently Consultative Curator of Decorative Arts at David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University. She is a writer, juror, and lecturer specializing in decorative arts, design, and crafts from 1880 to the present, placing them within the context of modern and contemporary art. Davira Taragin is formerly a curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art and former director of exhibitions and programs at the Racine Art Museum.
Jill Singer is a freelance writer living in New York City and the co-founder of Sight Unseen, an online magazine that takes readers inside the worlds of design, art, fashion, photography, and other creative disciplines. She is also the co-founder and co-curator of Noho Design District, a new offsite festival that runs during New York Design Week. A graduate of Stanford University, she is the former managing editor of I.D. Magazine and a contributing editor at Surface. Her writing has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Departures, V Magazine, W, and New York, among others.
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1. Exhibition Ceramics&Space. Foto: Rauno Träskelin.