Come and experience the visual drama of the
intervention that renowned potter and Cambridge graduate, Edmund de Waal, has
staged in four interconnected ground-floor galleries of the Museum. Our group will be led by Courtauld alumna and
Edmund de Waal’s studio manager Stephanie Forrest (BA 2007), who will share
insights about the exhibition’s conception and execution.
The re-curated spaces include two large-scale interventions.
The first, a thousand hours,
comprising hundreds of porcelain vessels encased in two slender vitrines is one
of de Waal’s most ambitious creations to date and was the centrepiece of a
major exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London. The second, yourself, you was specially commissioned for the
Fitzwilliam’s Chinese Gallery.
De Waal has selected porcelain items from the
Museum’s permanent collections and placed them alongside objects from his
residency in China, including poetry, photographs and letters. The exhibition
will examine the history of white and what it is that fascinates de Waal about
to the generosity of the Fitzwilliam Museum for their hospitality on this
Booking: Spaces for this event are limited, so
please contact Janine.firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible to reserve your place.
Places for this event cost £5, payable on the day.