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Face Vase

Alessandro Mendini2002

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

Regarding his ceramic Vases visages, the artist states: “For millennia there has been a fascinating history of anthropomorphic objects. From jewelry to architecture, from re ned styles
to popular art, humans have reproduced themselves in the objects they have made, modeling them in their image to make them their friends. These vases, resembling faces,
x us with their profound, archaic gaze, and can be found in any civilization you can think of.” Alessandro Mendini realized the exhibition design of all the ceramic works presented
in the exhibition Highlights at the Seoul Museum of Art.

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