Opening of Château Boréley — Museum for Applied Art and Fashion in Marseille
June 15/16, 2013
Illusions du Réel, 2013
Photomontage of the work. Videostills on 64 plates, porcelain, ceramic print, gold, laser engraving, 274 x 288 cm. Simulation: Loïc Muriel; Photograph: David Giancatarina
The installation, realized for this museum, can be seen indefinitely in the stairway
Illusions du Réel, 2012, porcelain, digital ceramic imprint, 60 x 26 cm, Photograph: Magdalena Gerber. The work could be realized through the generous support of Groupe Eifage and Manufaktur Bernardaud.
Since the 14th century, plates served as furnishings and for decoration in the rooms in which aristocratic banquets were held. The 64 plates on the stairway of Château Borély are displayed on a wall shelve reminiscent of the period and which conveyed by the number of rows, the social status of the host, yet were also meant as a subversive ornament.
There are no hunting scenes or other dramatic depictions to be seen, but fragments of renovation, wall sketches, and peeled off color spots. In this manner, the installation places at center the craftsman who made the realization of such an estate possible.
Exhibition "Horizon – Landscapes, Ceramics and Prints"
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo/No
14th of June 2013 – 23 of February 2014
Exhibition "La Manufacture de Langenthal" — Zwischen Industriedesign und Sonntagsgeschirr
From the 23 of May untill the 25 of November 2012
Musée Ariana Genf/CH
Dschinn I-IV, 2012
Porzellan, Knochenporzellanschaum, Plastik / Foto: Baptiste Coulon
The work Dschinn questions in a political-poetical way the disappearance of artistic ability and handcraft skill in Swiss porcelain production.
Langenthaler porcelain stacked like totem figures has been covered with a foamy layer of bone porcelain under which the contours of the pieces become indistinct.
They are reminiscent of shiploads of Chinese porcelain that have sunk in the ocean. Dschinn wavers between beauty and ugliness.
The sculptures from which escapes a transparent cloud – like a genie in a bottle – juxtapose industrial austerity with random shapes.
Text: Anne-Claire Schumacher, conservator, Musée Ariana, Genève and curator of the exhibition
Exhibition "Rathania's - Ars similis causus"
From the 22 of September untill the 23 of October 2011
Musée Rath Geneva/CH
Engel, zaubere in der Nacht (Angel, make magic in the night ), 2011
Porcelain, Coton, Gold, Wax
Exhibition "Helvètes vulcains – a selection of pieces from the mudac* enriched by several recent creations"
From July 6 thru September 25, 2011
*Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne/CH
[...] Romeo, Apache, Galileo, Charlie [...] (2011)
Exhibition work "Camera obscura"*
in the vitrines of the Ministère de la Culture, Palais Royale / Paris.
From the 10 to 27 of February 2011
This exhibition presents a selection of pieces of the production of the Manufacture Bernardaud/F.
*Box set of 6 dinner plates, Limited Edition of 1000
Opening, with Michel Bernardaud (CEO Manufacture Bernardaud), Frédéric Mitterand (French Minister of the Culture), Magdalena Gerber
Exhibition "Prints und Transferts" (2011)
Galerie Handwerk of the Handwerkskammer München/D
Form the 14 of January to the 24 of February 2011
More informations download broschure (3,5 Mo)
Engel zaubere in der Nacht / Leermond (2010)
Porcelain, Cotton bandage / ink on handmade paper
Installation view in the Bruckner Foundation, Carouge/CH
500 x 60 x 80 cm
Some forty bandaged porcelain fragments are randomly stacked on a pedestal. They are in dialogue to twelve black circles on the wall - twelve empty moons during the year. Non-specific body parts are shown, but bone-like forms that refers to the fragmented / amputated body.
Installation Villa Dutoit, Genève
An restitution of memories in an affirmed timelessness. Narrations of open fictions that become the anonymous traces of a universal past.
La Tablée (2009)
POST TENEBRAS LUXE, from the 25 of August till the 27 of September 2009
Dinner of the 27 of September for 40 Guests in the Musée Rath-Geneva, Photographie Sandra Pointet
"A rare moment. The privilege of sitting at an extraordinary table set for 40 guests on the lower floor of the Rath museum. And thus finding yourself at the heart of the mise en scène imagined by Genevan artist Magdalena Gerber to close the Post Tenebras Luxe (Luxury After Darkness) exhibition, a gorgeous baroque buffet entitled “La Tablée” (The Table of Guests).
Here tonight, everyone is a surprise guest, randomly drawn to share an exceptional dinner. Joy and curiosity are in the air, for gastronomic and social pleasures are blended together, while beauty mixes with music.
It is a true celebration of sharing and a feast of flavours, set in the pictorial landscape formed by 40 beautiful porcelain plates, each a unique piece that the guest will take home after the exhibition. Dominique Gauthier, Cook of the Year who was awarded 18 out of 20 by the GaultMillau, and his kitchen squad have devised this dinner under the discipline of service à la française, where all the dishes of a meal are served at the same moment. What a sight! It is so delightful it makes your head spin." (IN: © Feuille de Route 14 / Beau Rivage -Geneva)
Exhibition view / Photographie Sandra Pointet
> Media information of the project partner Hôtel Beau Rivage—Geneva
Musée Bellerive, Zurich, Porzellan weisses Gold (2009)
What are about the decoration and the ceremonial of the table today?
That's the thematic of the exhibition on the foundation of the porcelain manufacture Bernardaud «Petits bouleversements au centre de la table " is her title. During 3 month in Limoges from the 25of June untill te 5 of October 2008.
The idea is to propose a new view of the art of the table with the combination of historical porcelain in relation with works form contemporary artists and designers.
A new serie of the work TELLERSTORIES is show.
in the salon Gustave Revilliod of the Musée Ariana, Av. de la Paix 10 — GENEVA / CH
TRACES DE RÉCRÉATION 2007 / Sheets of ceramics in the floor