Manifesto for Clay - duo show with Arijit Bhattacharyya

Arijit Bhattacharrya, Julia Schuster, Manifesto for Clay, installation view.

Julia Schuster, My Body Is My Home, 2018 (Stoneware, Clanger Woods Slip, MDF, Paint, 36 x 36 x 5 cm, 35 x 35 x 4cm, 31 x 31 x 6 cm, 26 x 26 x 10 cm).

Arijit Bhattacharrya, Julia Schuster, Manifesto for Clay, installation view.

Foreground: Julia Schuster and Arijit Bhattacharyya, Appellations (Soil, Water, Clay, Skin, Body, Labour, Home, Resistance), 2021 (Stoneware, Soil, Seeds, Size Variable). Background: Arijit Bhattacharyya, Makku, Lenin and the Sidhu Kanhu Dahar, 2019 (Brush and Ink on Acid Free Paper, 59.4 x 84.1 cm).

Julia Schuster and Arijit Bhattacharyya, Appellations (Soil, Water, Clay, Skin, Body, Labour, Home, Resistance), 2021 (Stoneware, Soil, Seeds, Size Variable). 

Arijit Bhattacharyya, Makku, Lenin and the Sidhu Kanhu Dahar, 2019 (Brush and Ink on Acid Free Paper, 59.4 x 84.1 cm).

Arijit Bhattacharyya, Makku, Lenin and the Sidhu Kanhu Dahar, 2019 (Brush and Ink on Acid-Free Paper with Digital Textual Inputs, Size Variable).

Arijit Bhattacharayya, Lämna Landet (Leaving Home), 2021 (Water Proof Cloth, Rope, Stone, Brick and Clay, Size Variable According to Space).

Arijit Bhattacharyya, Remembering those who could not fly away, 2021 (Printed Cotton Cloth, Screen Print, Water Proof Clothing, Pearl Millet, Paper Mache and Clay, Size Variable).

Arijit Bhattacharrya, Julia Schuster, Manifesto for Clay, installation view.

Julia Schuster, You got me, I got you, 2021 (Raw Clay from Bollebygd (SE), Slip from Bollebygd, Horn (SE) and Clanger Woods (UK), MDF, Paint, 30 x 18 x 0,7 cm).

Julia Schuster, Changing Landscape, 2021 (Earthenware, Slip from Bollebygd Clay (Sweden), Glaze, Raw Clay from Bollebygd and Bally (India), Water, MDF, Paint, 18 x 18 x 5 cm (Ceramic Multiples), Size Variable According to Space).

Manifesto for Clay

Soil
Water
Clay 
Skin
Body 
Labour 
Home 
Resistance

Who authored the clay? Nature or the potter's hand?
Our world is in a self-negotiating flux and somehow clay remains one of the few historical constants throughout centuries and beyond landmasses. It is a medium of both poetry and politics. What role does clay play in this environment of constant change? Does the clay have a future or is it futuristic?

Manifesto for Clay is an investigative artistic collaboration between Julia Schuster and Arijit Bhattacharyya. The dialogues between the artistic duo resulted in a site-specific embodiment at Bollebygd’s former brick factory. The exhibition is hosted by Boy konsthall and part of GIBCA Extended, the satellite programme for Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.





Arijit Bhattacharyya's website
Boy konsthall
GIBCA Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

With many thanks to our collaborators:
Binita Limbani, Ashish Sutradhar, Soumik Ghosh, Shibayan Halder, Balaram Kolay, Suvojit Roy and Debasish Hazra,
Horns Tegelbruk, Gerhard Schuster.




Photos © AnnaCarin Isaksson, Exhibition View of 'Manifesto for Clay', Tegelbruksvägen 1, Bollebygd, Sweden, 2021.

using allyou.net