Welcome to Terra-Nova: Critical Currents / Contemporary Ceramics.
The 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale offers visitors a rich & expansive overview of key trends in contemporary international ceramics.
It celebrates the past, critically examines the present and looks toward to the future. The exhibition investigates 'hot-spots' in the international ceramics and engages with ceramics in the 'expanded field' (photography, architecture, moving image, sound, digital tools, etc.).
Please enjoy the exhibition and engage with the works!
Wendy Gers currently lectures at l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Valenciennes, France. She is also a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gers has authored various museum catalogue articles, and published over 30 articles in scholarly journals including Image and Text, Art South Africa, Ceramic Review, African Arts, La Révue de la Céramique et du Verre, etc. She has also acted as a guest Reviewer for De Arte Journal and is finalizing a large publication on Southern African Potteries (1880-1980).
Gers has a BA (with majors in History of Art & Classical Civilization); an Advanced University Diploma in Information Studies & a Master’s Degree in History of Art (cum laude), from the University of KwaZulu- Natal. She was the Curator at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1996-2001).
In addition to international ceramics, Gers’ research interests include Modern and contemporary art and design history, critical theory, cultural studies, curatorial practices and post-colonial studies.
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum