Aaron Angell, Heat-Haze Theatre (en)

Aaron Angell, Kunstverein Freiburg

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

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 supported by:


Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 7 pm
Opening Night with Introduction by Heinrich Dietz

Sat, 24 Mar 2018, 1 pm
Artist Talk with Aaron Angell

Sun, 8 Apr 2018, 2–4 pm
Children’s Workshop (registration required)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 7 pm
Curator’s Tour with Heinrich Dietz

Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour with Ann-Kathrin Harr

Sat, 5 May 2018, 3 pm
Paradoxes of the Public
Lecture by Hans-Jürgen Hafner