Curated by Deborah Smith, the exhibition (19 March–17 May 2022) highlights different ways contemporary artists use clay to understand what it means to be human. The artists use clay to explore diverse themes including history, current affairs, human behaviour, folklore and tradition.
Each of the artists manipulates and presents the raw material of clay in their unique style, with every artwork carrying a human trace and presence. Human Conditions of Clay shows us how contemporary artists use clay as a medium to understand ourselves.
The exhibition also features Lubaina Himid, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Francis Upritchard, Renee So, Ai Weiwei and others.
Image: Tal R, Scholars Palace, 2015