Friday, October 19, 2007

Catherine Bertola: "Out Of The Ordinary" V&A Museum, London

Out of The Ordinary: Spectacular Craft

A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition
13 November 2007 – 17 February 2008

Free admission

Out of the Ordinary will bring together a group of international artists who place craft at the heart of their practice, transforming everyday subjects and materials into works that are truly extraordinary.

The exhibition will showcase on a grand scale astonishing examples of meticulous making and attention to detail. Challenging conventional ideas about craft, the artists in the exhibition skilfully use tradition to achieve unexpected outcomes.

Out of the Ordinary will feature new work by Olu Amoda, Annie Cattrell, Susan Collis, Naomi Filmer, Lu Shengzhong, Yoshihiro Suda and Anne Wilson, many showing their work in the UK for the first time.

The exhibition will include film, installations and objects in diverse materials such as metal, paper, textiles, glass, wood, ice and chocolate. An eight artist Catherine Bertola will create a site specific installation within the V&A’s galleries, taking the themes of the exhibition and juxtaposing them with the historic collections.