rassegna d’arte contemporanea
TU CHE MI GUARDI
ANNA PONTEL LETIZIA SCARPELLO JULIA SCHUSTER
curated by Giorgia Gastaldon and Michele Tajariol
Opening Saturday 9th November 2019 - exhibition open until 19.01.2020
Castello, San Vito al Tagliamento 33078, Italy
With its rich programme of exhibitions and events, the contemporary art exhibition Palinsesti has reached ist 14th edition in 2019. This year, once again, national and international artists are involved in five different locations across San Vito al Tagliamento and Pordenone. The main event of the 2019 edition of Palinsesti is, as marked by a long-established tradition, represented by an experimental expositive project, which is aimed at analysing an existential and aesthetic theme through the tools of contemporary visual research.
This years exhibition is titled "Tu che mi guardi" in direct reference to Adriana Cavarero’s seminal essay "Tu che mi guardi, tu che mi racconti". "Tu che mi guardi" (You looking at me) is set up at the Castello (the old castle of the town) and consists of projects by Anna Pontel, Letizia Scarpello and Julia Schuster.
A catalogue has been published, which is for sale on the exhibition venue or can be read as pdf link here.
I am thrilled to have been elected as a new member of the IAC - International Academy of Ceramics! A big honour indeed as this membership provides evidence of excellency in the practice of the ceramic arts and consists of a truly fantastic network. The IAC was founded 1952 in Geneva, Switzerland, is an official partner of the UNESCO and has over 600 members hailing from all continents.
Since my journey as a ceramicist thus far has already gifted me the chance to work in a number of very different educational and cultural settings, this international membership means a great deal to me to expand my network and to give back. As a IAC member I am now representing my native country Austria and I look forward to contribute to the vital role clay plays in our world and its inter-disciplinary connection with other mediums, disciplines and our environment.
I look forward to travel to Finland in the summer of 2020 to attend the 49th IAC Congress in Posio and Rovaniemi! The co-organizers of the Congress are the Arctic Ceramic Center (ACC). This biennial event is a space devoted to meetings, study and debates between the members of the Academy and numerous actors of the local and international ceramic scene. This Congress will take place under the theme “On the Edge”.
I wish to sincerely thank these three women and renowned ceramicists: Gundi Dietz, Jennifer Forsberg, and Elaine Olafson Henry for generously advocating my work.
Check out my member's profile on the IAC website: https://www.aic-iac.org/en/member/julia-schuster/
YOUNG ART AUCTION VIENNA
Thursday 17th October 2019 Nestroyhof, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Hosted by Artcare
The YAA is a promotional initiative for the best young artists under 35 years of age who are offered a platform for the presentation of their works. Each of the selected emerging artists presents one work of art. 80% of the hammer price achieved - a particularly high proportion of the sales price - is paid directly to the participating artists. For artists, the YOUNG ART AUCTION is a catalyst, for collectors it is an excellent opportunity to discover artists very early in their career and to then purchase exciting, inspiring and challenging artworks.
17. 10. 2019
6pm Preview of the works
7pm Auction evening at Kunstraum Nestroyhof
9pm Announcement of auction results
EXHIBITING AT MUNICH DESIGN WEEK, 10-17th of March 2019
As a winner of the Future Lights in Ceramics competition 2017/2018 I will present my work from the series 'Movements' at the Munich Creative Business Week 2019, Germany.
This represents the first time the winners of the Future Lights in Ceramics contests will showcase their work at the MCBW FORUM.
More about the exhibition on the MCBW website.
RESIDENCY AT MASTER HYANGJONG OH'S STUDIO, SOUTH KOREA, AUTUMN 2018
In late 2018 I have had the profound honour to work and live for three months at the studio of ceramic artist and onggi Master Hyangong Oh in South Korea. See the video below for an unique insight into the onggi making process from making, glazing to kiln loading and firing in a noborigama kiln from whilst I was there.
And here's more information about Hyangjong Oh's practice who is represented by CrimsonEarth:
Video Courtesy of Hyangjong Oh
EUROPEAN CERAMIC CONTEXT 2018
I will be representing Austria at the European Ceramic Context 2018 on Bornholm. The Danish island is the first region in Europe to be awarded the coveted title of ‘World Craft Region’ on account of its particularly strong position in the field of craftsmanship.
Grønbechs Gård, 3790 Hasle, Bornholm, Denmark
15th Sept - 11th Nov 2018
FRIENDS OF THE KILN ROOMS SHOW
‘Friends of The Kiln Rooms’ is a show of the highest quality, featuring established ceramicists who have contributed to the Kiln Room's programme of talks. Featuring myself and Anna Barlow, Dylan Bowen, Jane Bustin, Stuart Carey, Robert Cooper, Jo Davies, James Duck, Tessa Eastman, Tanya Gomez, Jim Green, Pip Hartle, Amy Hughes, Helen Johannessen, Chris Keenan, Robin Levien, Charlotte Macleish, Adam Ross, Ester Svensson, Nicola Tassie, Chris Taylor and Blue Print Planet.
The Kiln Rooms Clay Store, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 3SN
The show runs 8th September - 14th October, open 11am-6pm Sat & Sun
Hand thrown ceramics on this 'Kiln Rooms' invitation by Stuart Carey
FUTURE LIGHTS AWARD AND WORKSHOP
In September 2017 I was one of six ceramic artists to win the Future Lights competition, the third round of the European competition promoting contemporary ceramics.
'The Future Lights competition is designed to build new bridges and provide a platform for recent graduates to further their careers.' Wilhelm Siemen, Director, Porzellanikon
The competition is led by the Porzellanikon museum and it was co-organised by Staffordshire University, the Design and Craft Council of Ireland and the British Ceramics Biennial. The 2017/2018 theme of the competition was diversity – of materials, people, methods, approaches, and cultures.
Fellow winning artists: Chloë Dowds, Maria Gasparian, Ahryun Lee, Weronika Lucińska, and Sophie Southgate.
In early February 2018, the winners took part in the Ambiente consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
In summer 2018 we have had the unique opportunity to do a two-week design project at Villeroy and Boch in Germany and Luxembourg.
Villeroy and Boch, Château de Septfontaines, Luxembourg
RECENT SOLO SHOW: FULL CIRCLE HALF KNOWLEDGE
During the academic year of 2017-2018 I was selected as the Artist in Residence at Marlborough College in beautiful Wiltshire, UK. The solo show 'Full Circle Half Knowledge' was the culmination of my 10 months living and working as artist and tutor at the prestigious boarding school.
The Mount House Gallery, Bath Road SN8 1PA Marlborough, 16.6.-1.7.2018
See below for a review of the exhibition from a pupil's perspective (Emily Symington):
Read here for a review of the solo show by Vincent Stokes.
'KONTAKT' SOLO SHOW AT MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE
Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA
6.10. – 12.11.2017
Marlborough College and Mount House Gallery present the exhibition ‘Kontakt’ by artist Julia Schuster which encompasses works across ceramics, photography, video and text to explore themes of identity, vulnerability, embodiment and material culture.
Read a review of the exhibition by Vincent Stokes.
KRAFTA DOC ART MAKING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 27.9. – 1.10.2017
My video work 'Longing' (a piece from my RCA Masters degree show) was screened at Krafta, an international documentary film festival about making art. The festival is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL 23.9. – 5.10.2017
A selection of my work was exhibited at 'Fresh', the showcase of the British Ceramics Biennial which selects recent ceramic graduates across the UK and Ireland.
Read Fi Underhill's review of my video installation at the Biennial.
FUTURE LIGHTS AMBASSADOR FOR EUROPEAN CERAMICS 2017-18
Winner of European ceramic ambassador award competition, hosted by Porzellanikon at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, September 2017.
'TRACES' EXHIBITION AT FREE SPACE PROJECT
Kentish Town Health Centre, London
curated by Daniel Regan
In Traces 17 multidisciplinary artists that attend the peer group at the Free Space Project explore who we have been, where we are now and who we would like to be. The artist peer group is a monthly event for artists that are exploring health and wellbeing in their practice, often covering complex and emotional experiences.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2017-18 AT MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE, WILTSHIRE
I am beyond excited to announce that I was chosen as the Artist in Residence for 2017-2018 at Marlborough College! This will be my longest residency to date covering 10 months of an academic year (Sept-June). I will be working amidst pupils in the College's buzzing art school and living on the boarding school's own campus.
Aerial view of Marlborough College grounds (Wiltshire, UK)
I am thrilled to announce that I will be one of six selected artists for the PHOTO KATHMANDU MIXED-MEDIA RESIDENCY 2016!
Photo Kathmandu is an international photography festival that attempts to create conversations between the city, its people, its history, its dreams and aspirations. The festival organizes exhibitions, projections, artist talks, workshops, a mixed-media residency and an arts education program that bring together a diverse range of visual practitioners to respond to various local and global themes.
For a month the selected artists will work next to each other and create new work and encounters with the city of Patan. The resulting works will be shown in an exhibition curated by the prolific Bangladeshi artist Mahbubur Rahman.
The artists are: ARIJIT BHATTACHARYYA | DANIEL PANJWANEEY | SHIMUL SAHA | JULIA SCHUSTER |
RAJAN SHRESTHA | CATRINE VAL
PHOTO KATHMANDU 2016 MIXED-MEDIA ARTIST RESIDENCY – OPEN STUDIO
A LOOK BACK AT PHOTO KATHMANDU 2016
Video by Fuzz Factory Productions
FLASHBACK TO PHOTO KATHMANDU MIXED-MEDIA RESIDENCY 2016 & CALL OUT FOR NEXT RESIDENCY 2018
PHOTO KATHMANDU – PANEL DISCUSSION RESIDENCY REFLECTION
SHOW 16 - DEGREE SHOW ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
MA Ceramics & Glass, Class of 2016 Catalogue
Includes a commissioned essay titled 'The Why Question' by Alison Britton.