The site has been updated with the addition of a gallery showing the latest work and another showcasing Leuthold’s engagement with the more traditional association of ceramics with vessels.
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Marc Leuthold’s Foray Into Fiberart
Chief Curator, Professor Lin Lecheng of Tsinghua University invited Marc Leuthold to create fiberart sculptures to exhibit in the 12th “From Lausanne to Beijing” International Fiberart Biennale Exhibition at the Yunnan Museum in China. For decades, this exhibition has served as the world’s foremost fiberart exhibition.
Professor Lin invited Leuthold to work collaboratively with China National Craft Master Ai Jing Wei’s studio in Yunnan Province. In North America, Leuthold filmed short videos and created paper templates and maquettes. Using Leuthold’s videos and stills, Mr. Ai’s artisans recreated the sculptures in silk. Leuthold also directed variations of the historic indigo dying process to allow for varied results. This experiment yielded a collection of silk sculptures that, in combination with porcelains, are being exhibited in the Biennale among established fiberart masters.
Leuthold comments, “My parents studied at the STF Schweitzerische Textilfachschule in Zurich and wove fabrics for decades. As a child, I designed for my father and from ages 12 to14, I wove every day. Blue and white porcelains are a revered tradition in China. Now, as a ceramist with my personal history, working with indigo to create blue and white silk sculptures seemed especially intriguing. I am deeply grateful to Professor Lin and Master Ai for supporting this project.”
About New Work in 2022
A new PDF pamphlet compiles images of Marc’s 2022 work to date and some reflections on the recurring symbols in his work.
2022 Installation Proposals
Detailed PDFs of new installation proposals have been uploaded. Please view here.
First Images of 2022 Work
Please take a look at the images of new work from 2022.