Updated: May 25

Allem Sammeln liegt eine kaum zähmbare Leidenschaft zugrunde. Warum aber gerade Keramik? Und warum ausgerechnet deformierte Keramiken aus Japan? Auf die entscheidende Frage nach dem Antrieb erhält man nur vage Antworten. Die Beweggründe verlieren sich im Dickicht der Wünsche und Begehrlichkeiten... mehr - Danke Philipp Meier für diesen Artikel in der NZZ

When tea is poured into a teacup flowers bloom inside the cup. Move the teacup or pick it up and all of the flower petals scatter and spread outside of the cup. As long as there is tea in the cup, flowers will continue to appear and bloom. The artwork appears for the first time when there is tea in the cup; when the tea is gone, the artwork disappears. The work is rendered in real time by a computer program; it is not a prerecorded video. The artwork is influenced by the viewers, as their behavior causes continual change and transformation. This moment of the artwork can never be seen again and a previous state will never be repeated. (Source: TeamLab)

kintsugi mending broken ceramics

On August 24th, 2018 Artsy published this wonderful article by Casey Lesser. Thanks Casey for this.

"Some four or five centuries ago in Japan, a lavish technique emerged for repairing broken ceramics. Artisans began using lacquer and gold pigment to put shattered vessels back together. This tradition, known as kintsugi, meaning “golden seams” (or kintsukuroi, “golden repair”), is still going strong..." click here for full article

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