360 Speaker Series: Return to Earth

Exhibition Symposium
September 21, 2013

Organized to coincide with the public opening of the exhibition Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943–1963, this symposium offers a number of new perspectives on the often-overlooked, yet ground-breaking work in fired clay of some of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Morning Session: A Historical Perspective 

Divergent but Parallel: The Ceramic Sculpture of Lucio Fontana and Fausto Melotti in Postwar Italy
Marin Sullivan, Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Fine Art, History of Art, and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds (UK)

Joan Miró and the Artigases: A Phantasmagoric World of Living Monsters
Jed Morse, Chief Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center

Isamu Noguchi Ceramics: A Kind of Antisculpture
Catherine Craft, Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research and Exhibitions, Nasher Sculpture Center

Pablo Picasso: Life with Art
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Noguchi Museum, New York

Afternoon Session: A View from Today
Panel Discussion featuring

Nicole Cherubini, Artist, New York
Ginger Geyer, Artist, Austin
Brian Molanphy, Artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Jed Morse, Moderator


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