Wishbone Studio Berlin, Jonastrasse 24, 12053 Berlin Neukölln
VESSELS: NEW BERLIN CRAFTS
19 June - 4 July 2021
at Wishbone Studio, Jonasstrasse 24, 12053 Berlin Neukölln, Germany
Vessels: New Berlin Crafts will feature the work of 19 contemporary artists and designers living in Berlin, who are working with crafts around the theme of the vessel. It will showcase a diverse range of in-depth craftsmanship, including ceramics, 3D printing, mould making, and resin casting to form vessels.
The ongoing cancellation of events and inability to meet due to the global pandemic has left artists and makers feeling a loss of community. Vessels: New Berlin Crafts creates visibility and caters to the need for a platform showcasing work in Berlin at the conjunction of arts, crafts and design.
In comparison to other major cities in Europe, the local contemporary art and sculpture on show rarely crosses over into the realm of artisan-focused crafts traditions, yet many makers emerging in the last five years are clearly at the crossroads of these disciplines. Vessels: New Berlin Crafts addresses the need to showcase work that embraces craft as a method and as an approach to sculptural and expressive forms, where the function of the piece is not of central importance.