Marc Leuthold has submitted a public art project proposal for the Museum in Zhibo, China. The scale is 10 meters in height, depending on client wishes. The proposal is a collaboration with Shanghai based artist, Qin Ling. Features include ceramics, glass, stone, bronze. steam and lighting.
Marc Leuthold has submitted a public art proposal for the high-end talent training center of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SIVA. The proposal is for two rooms, standard and deluxe, four plans total.
During New York Asia Week, March 13 through 24, a selection of Leuthold’s new ceramics is on display at Throckmorton Fine Art.
The site has been updated with images of recently completed work.
The 18-meter-wide sculptural installation, Spirit, is a combination of ink paintings and objects. Many of the porcelains depict silhouettes of women. A few of the discs depict the silhouette of Master Su, a leading ceramic 4th generation artist in Dehua, China.
Spirit is on display as part of the “Beyond Ink” exhibition at the prestigious China Art Museum in Shanghai until December 5.
Tsinghua University Art Museum (sometimes referred to as China’s Harvard) has organized a large survey exhibit of worldwide contemporary ceramics. The exhibit is titled “To Ideal Land of Ceramics” and includes about 70 artists with some foreign artists. Only three Americans are included. Accompanying the exhibition is a hard-cover catalog with many essays—the most important one, written by artist and Tsinghua Professor, Bai Ming. In his essay, Professor Bai divides the art into several categories. Leuthold’s work is included in the section “Appeals Beyond Form.” There are perhaps 15 artists in all included in this section and Professor Bai mentions four of them by name in the essay—including Japanese master artist Fukami and French master, Jean Francois Fouilhoux and American artist, Marc Leuthold. Mr. Bai characterizes the type of abstraction with which he associates Leuthold’s work as “a visual and psychological reconfiguration that embodies the fundamental essence of of the object in a lyrical fashion—while not necessarily related to the natural configuration of the object.” Professor Bai has written over 25 books and has exhibited in museums all over the world. His knowledge of contemporary ceramics is profound.
The exhibit opened on April 22, 2018, and so far more than 200,000 people have visited it. The opening ceremonies included speeches by 20 Chinese scholars and leaders and foreign experts. The ceremonies were reported by over 50 news outlets in China.
Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York City represents Leuthold’s work in the USA. They currently have a group of Leuthold sculptures on view in the gallery. They are located at 145 East 57th Street, 3rd floor. Phone number: (212) 223-1059.
Marc Leuthold’s work will be featured at Throckmorton Fine Art during Asia Week, March 15-24, 2018.
In 2017, Leuthold was awarded a three month Blanc de Chine Fellowship by Yishu-8 Foundation, the Franco-Sino organization recently honored by French President Emmanuel Macron. With support from Yishu-8, Leuthold worked at the Wanqi Art Center and the factory of Master Yen Songliu in Dehua, China. Leuthold created Spirit 1 and 2 and related pieces during his stay. Subsequently, Yishu-8 judges included Spirit 2 in an exhibition at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France. The jury of the Blanc de Chine International Biennial Competition awarded Spirit 2 with second prize, 30,000 euros. Spirit 2 is now in Beijing at Foundation headquarters along with the other award winning pieces.
Marc Leuthold’s show at Gallery Marianne Heller in Heidelberg, Germany was recently reviewed in New Ceramics.