Edmund de Waal meets Giorgio Morandi at Artipelag

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Opening on 7 April 2017, Stockholm’s Artipelag’s museum will feature an exhibition dedicated to Edmund de Waal and Giorgio Morandi. The British ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal parallels the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi in a brilliant exhibition which features still life paintings of pottery. It is curated by Bo Nilsson in collaboration with De Waal.

De Waal’s work is informed by a passion for architecture, space and sound and the  link between the two artists is natural. Around fifty works by Morandi will be on view in the show. They depict ceramic household objects presented alongside landscape paintings. The exhibition also includes drawings, etchings and watercolours, which illustrate Morandi’s range of talents. This is the first time that de Waal’s works are presented in Sweden and the show will also include around forty works composed between 2012 to 2017. Ten of these works are new, stemming from a dialogue with the works of Morandi; de Waal has on numerous occasions highlighted Morandi’s influence on his oeuvre.