Under the Black and Baltic Deep

Under the Black and Baltic Deep

A group show drawing on a long history of achievement in ceramics in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia

Under the Black and Baltic Deep draws attention to the long history of achievement in ceramics in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, including folk pottery, commercial ware, and sculptural work. 

After the collapse of the Soviet Union brought independence and democracy to all three nations, ceramic artists responded to their new freedom by moving beyond skillful but guarded creations to more adventurous approaches. NCC’s exhibition will highlight these dramatic new efforts in ceramics with the introduction of nine contemporary makers from across the three countries, who represent the full spectrum of making, age, and education. 

Curated by Sarah Millfelt and Robert Silberman, the show is supported by exhibition liaisons in Lithuania—Tomas J. Daunora and the Kvadratas Cultural Initiatives Group; in Estonia—ceramic artist Juss Heinsalu; and in Latvia—exhibitions coordinator at the Riga Porcelain Museum, Ieva Naglina. 

Additionally, this exhibition is supported by a curatorial advisor, Anthony Stellaccio, an American scholar and artist. Participating artists include: from Estonia: Kris Lemsalu, Leo Rohlin, and Anne Türn; from Latvia: Diana Boitmane, Dainis Pundurs, and Juta Rindina; and from Lithuania: Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha, Danutė Jazgevičiūtė, and Egidijus Radvenskas.

Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha Artist Talk
Sep 20, 2018 | 6:00pm

Learn more about Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha's work. Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha will be in residence at NCC for three weeks in September, making new works for inclusion in Under the Black and Baltic Deep. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Register Here

Panel Discussion
Held at: Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Oct 13, 2018 | 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join exhibition liaisons, Tomas J. Daunora, Juss Heinsalu, and Ieva Naglina, and curatorial advisor, Anthony Stellaccio, for a lively discussion about contemporary Baltic ceramics, led by moderator Robert Silberman. This event is free, but advanced registration is required. Register Here

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