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Morgane Tschiember  NUOVE// Residency
by Fiammetta De Michele

Morgane Tschiember is an eclectic artist. Her art intricately investigates the nuances of materials such as wood, Plexiglas, glasses, and aluminum. Morgan was honored with a residency in Nove, the Italian capital of ceramic. Ceramic is material she had never experimented with before and her multifaceted use of the material is a dialogue between the ceramic, the space, and the history. Part of her artwork is already en route to Paris where it will be showcased during the VIP program of FIAC and during the YIA- Young International Art Program. Her installations are organic and honor the history of ceramic in their very creation. Her installations lay flat on the wood platform used by the artisans to cook the ceramic molds.Her use of water and sand is used as a reference to nearby rivers where artisans pick up rocks to extract the raw material and create ceramic.Her art is voyeuristic and broken in pieces so that the viewer may spy inside to other installations. The transparent glass reflects the inside out of the art with a glimmering evanescence.The installation is suspended in the room, wrapped in drapes, or tied with ropes used in the bondage practice. The bondage itself is a way to research the inside and outside of the structure, to caress the material, and tighten it enough to just hold it, not damage it. As a result there is a constant tension among sensuality, fragility, and strength.Other stunning sculptures fill the room. The sensuality of the material is emphasized by shiny colors. Some look like the hard skin of rays. Others are misleadingly soft like calf leather. Some pieces made by wet ceramic on big tissues look like paper. They’re folded or hang by the window.Casts of Styrofoam look like contemporary archeology and broken tubes reveal their interior.All these diversely constructed pieces fill the huge where house that holds the exhibition. On the first floor other artists’ work gives a little appetizer to the viewer before the Tschiember exhibit. Among these works is a stunning Francesco Ardini installation.  I had the chance to visit his studio and will keep you updated on more news from him.This amazing project has been made possible by the city of Nove, the Gallery Lovenbruck, the Museum of Ceramic, and Geraldine Zodo.
The curator Geraldine Zodo began her collaboration with the city last year during the Robert Montgomery exhibition. Her project NUOVE is a new residency in the city for artists interested in working with ceramic.
The curator Geraldine Zodo began her collaboration with the city last year during the Robert Montgomery exhibition. Her project NUOVE is a new residency in the city for artists interested in working with ceramic.
Stay tuned for more news from Nove.
Fiammetta De Michele

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