CLUJ INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE (CICB 2013)
1st edition, October 9 - November 3, 2013
Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cluj International Ceramics Biennale is the first contemporary ceramics biennale organized in Romania, and is aiming to become an international meeting place for ceramic artists.
Expressing artistic sensibilities using the means of ceramic art is on a growing scale amongst artists all over the world, and in the last years the contemporary ceramics field started to be seen as a contribution to the major arts. The first edition of the biennale has the potential to change old mentalities, focusing on the contemporary context and presenting the diversity of concepts and techniques in the innovative field of contemporary ceramics.
Cluj International Ceramics Biennale (CICB 2013) is organized by Ceramart Foundation and Ceramics Now Association, in partnership with the Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca, the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, and the Romanian Fine Artists Union, with support from the Cluj County Council. The ceramics biennale will be held in several locations in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, during October 9 - November 3, 2013.
The CICB’s goal is to act as a contemporary meeting point for ceramic artists from all over the world. This artistic event will introduce the Romanian public to contemporary ceramic artists, practices and new concepts in the field. The biennale will also get round national and international institutions to work together with the aim of creating a living environment for ceramics in the city of Cluj-Napoca.
The profound changes in the world today, whether socio-economic, political or techno-scientific, have strongly influenced the artists’ search for new ways of expression, and engendered a change in how the creative act is viewed, both in terms of means of expression and in terms of message.
Sensitive to the slightest changes of artistic canon in the global Agora of contemporary arts, ceramic art evolves toward an interdisciplinary and integrative strategy. The new concepts that are gaining ground in the field attest to an aesthetic simbiosis with forms of expressivity specific to other artistic fields, while at the same time, retaining and accentuating - an experimental development specific to the field. The outcome could form an ingenious and resourceful alchemy.
The international jury for the first edition of the biennale will be announced in June 2013.
Arina Ailincăi - Artist, member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC Geneva) and member of the Romanian Fine Artists Union
Marius Georgescu - Artist, Professor Doctor at the University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, member of Ceramart Foundation
Vasi Hîrdo - Editor of Ceramics Now Magazine, President of Ceramics Now Association
Călin Stegerean - Director of the Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca
Gavril Zmicală - Artist, Professor at the Romulus Ladea Fine Arts Highschool Cluj-Napoca
— Ceramart Foundation
— Ceramics Now Association
— Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca
— University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca
— Romanian Fine Artists Union
With support from
— Cluj County Council