Kunstverein Freiburg, English Version


Aaron Angell
Heat-Haze Theatre
23 March– 6 May 2018

Caterpilla, Aaron Angell

Aaron Angell, Caterpillar Engine, 2017
Courtesy Rob Tufnell, Victoria and Albert Museum

Aaron Angell is known mainly for his ceramic sculpture. He is interested in the idiosyncrasies and the history of the medium, and its simulative and poetic qualities. He explores ceramics as a pragmatic method of image production, involving a large amount of material research and experimentation at his London studio, Troy Town Art Pottery. Angell is interested in hobbyist cultures, non-canonical histories, marginal methods of image-making, poetic thought, and utopian design. He describes the process by which he produces images in his work as ‘composting’.

Working more directly and instinctively than usual, all of the works in this exhibition were produced in the space of six weeks. In the lower gallery, six sculptures recall fantastic biotopic architecture, engine blocks, and underground systems. They are made from thrown and assembled parts, and glazed with a series of shino glazes. In the upper gallery, Angell presents new hinterglasmalerei pictures. Working half-blind, on the reverse of the picture plane, he allows composition and colours to be only estimated, drawing parallels with the somewhat unempirical method by which his ceramics are produced.

The exhibition is promoted by:

UK ace_british council logo


The Kunstverein Freiburg is supported by:

Stadt Freiburg     BW Kultur      Sparkasse Freiburg


Sat, 24 March 2018, 12 am
Artist Talk with Aaron Angell

Sun, 8 April 2018, 14–16 Uhr
Sun, 8 April 2018, 2–4 pm
Children’s workshop
(registration is required)

Thu, 12 April 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour with curator Heinrich Dietz

Thu, 26 April 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour

Sat, 5 May 2018, 3 pm
Paradoxien des Öffentlichen
Lecture Hans-Jürgen Hafner


Fri, 23 March 2018, 7 pm
Introduction, Heinrich Dietz, Director

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
Wed, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed

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