VASE : Function Reviewed
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland 2016
VASE: Function Reviewed, debated issues of functionality in ceramics through a series of works by Irish and international artists. The exhibition showcased a range of objects, from the consciously matching to the gloriously mismatched, the proudly ‘functional’ to the emphatically ‘dysfunctional’, the ‘useful’ and the ‘useless’. It offered a lively and stimulating debate on form versus function within contemporary ceramics and encouraged an animated debate on hierarchies within contemporary ceramics, making us look anew at the objects that surround us.
Featuring artists from Europe, Africa and Asia, VASE: Function Reviewed placed work by Irish artists within a broader international context.