Dimensions 55 cm, 55 cm and 45 cm Year produced 2020/2023 Medium/material porcelain, ceramics, glaze Production self-produced Web Foto Milan Pekař archive Text DK


This installation as inspired by ancient ruins. We tend to regard the ruined columns as monuments to the cradle of European civilization. They are aesthetically pleasing, and we associate them with high cultural values. All museums feature them in their collections, and they can often be seen in architecture. These particular columns are made of clay and covered in colorful glazes, so they are neither straight nor virtuously white. In a group, they create a fictive landscape which we can move through, observe, or simply take a seat in.


Milan Pekař (* 1980) studied ceramics in Uherské Hradiště, later graduating with a PhD from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he is currently professor of the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio. He has directed the Milan Pekař studio since 2009. His works have been exhibited at the Rosana Orlandi Gallery in Milan, Saatchi Gallery in London, Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris, and his works are included in the collections of the Gyeonggi Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art Korea, Museum of Decorative Arts Dresden, Grassi Museum Leipzig, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and the Museum of Applied Arts in Brno. He regularly takes part in world ceramics fairs, most recently at the Korean International Ceramic Biennale.

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