A WAY OF MAKING
Frederique Bergholtz and Maria Pask
With Asger Jorn’s comprehensive practice as their starting point, artists Maria Pask and Frederique Bergholtz have developed a new project for the Cobra Museum. Their Tantric Ceramics installation is a continuation of their project, A Way of Making, for which ceramics also formed the principle material. At the Cobra Museum, they have completed an installation with ceramic elements, a new video work and a visual archive of ceramic objects from different periods in time and geographical regions. The work is inspired by the organic way that Asger Jorn related to architecture, ceramics and nature in his home and garden in Albissola, Italy. We moreover recognize recurring working methods and subjects from the practice of Bergholtz and Pask, including the relation between politics and the human body, and their interest in popular and folk culture.
Maria Pask’s work has been seen at the Skulptur Project Münster, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. Frederique Bergholtz is cofounder and director of If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, an international, travelling platform for the production of visual arts and performance, which has completed projects with the Tate Modern and the Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Tantric Ceramics is part of the Cobra Museum’s Open Collection programme and has been made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Funds, the P.M. de Klerk Keramiek Fonds/Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Stichting Stokroos.