8th - 10th November, 2006

organised by the INTERNATIONAL
CERAMICS STUDIO

in conjunction
with
ICMEA

(International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association)
and supported
by the

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS

 

download
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
FORM

here

download
CONFERENCE
PRESENTATION
PROPOSAL
FORM

here

 

CRITICAL STUDIES . . .
contemporary writing for the ceramic arts

8th - 10th November, 2006

organised by the INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO in conjunction with ICMEA (International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association) and supported by the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CERAMICS.

THE CONFERENCE
A three day conference for writers, editors, critics, historians, documentors and ceramic artists.

THE VENUE
The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary, has been a catalyst for innovative and experimental ceramic art for over a quarter of a century. Situated 80 kms south of the Hungarian capital Budapest, Kecskemét is a thriving market town in the centre of the Great Hungarian Plain.

CONFERENCE THEMES
We have selected two general themes to be the focus for the talks to address the issues of internationalism in ceramics and the widening our knowledge of the ceramics community.
"Critical Studies"
In the early years of a new millennium in ceramic arts, what challenges does the role of ceramic criticism face? Do we strive for a common ceramic vocabulary and language or celebrate the cultural diversity and differences. Does the internet promote a global melting pot of diluted comment or can new media create an international forum for critical theory and debate?
"Uncovering Ceramics"

Discovering the hidden histories of ceramics and culture. For over half a century the countries of the former eastern block were largely overlooked by the established western media and overshadowed by fog of an imposed political system. Similarly the ceramic cultures of many previously underepresented countries are now emerging into the global gallery space.

PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS
Proposals for presentations are still being accepted - Deadline Friday 22nd September, 2006.
. . . download the proposal form here (.doc 94kb)

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Delegate participation will be registered ona first come basis.
Costs of participation
Registration fee for the conference 50,000 Hungarian Forints. (Approx 200 Euro)
Fee includes all conference material plus coffee, tea and lunch.
Accommodation

Accommodation on site is available at a cost of 9,000 Hungarian Forints per night including breakfast. Special accommodation price of 40,000 HUF for 5 nights of conference (Monday - Friday nights inclusive) for participants arriving early from overseas.
. . . download conference registration form (.doc 95kb)

INVITED PARTICIPANTS include
Dr. Janet Mansfield (Editor Ceramic Art and Perception, Australia,
ceramic artist and writer)
Gabi DeWald (Editor Keramik Magazin, Germany).

Details of the presentations and guest speakers will be available this page as they become confirmed.

Tuesday 7th November
from 2 pm Arivals and Registration. Gallery Exhibitions and ICS collection.
18.00 Welcome by János Probstner, ICS Director.
Intorduction to the exhibition "Remember '56"
Wednesday 8th November, 2006
10.00 - 10.45 Presentation
11.00 - 11.45 Presentation
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion
12.30 - 2.30 Lunch
2.30 - 3.15 Presentation
3.30 - 4.15 Presentation
4.30 - 5.00 Discussion
Thursday 9th November, 2006 - ICMEA DAY
10.00 - 10.45 Introduction to ICMEA by Gabi DeWald, Editor Keramik Magazine, Germany. Chair of ICMEA
11.00 - 11.45 Presentation
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion
12.30 - 2.30 Lunch
2.30 - 3.15 Presentation
3.30 - 4.15 Presentation
4.30 - 5.00 Discussion
Friday 10th November, 2006
10.00 - 10.45 Presentation
11.00 - 11.45 Presentation
12.00 - 12.30 Discussion
12.30 - 2.30 Lunch
2.30 - 3.15 Presentation
3.30 - 4.15 Presentation
4.30 - 5.00 Discussion
5.00 Close of conference

A more detailed programme will be available shortly.

For travel information to the ICS please see our main website at www.icshu.org/where.htm

Please see the Currency Converter website for current exchange rates to your home currency.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of these magazines and organisations.
ICMEA -
International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association
Keramik Magazine, Germany
Ceramics Art and Perception, Australia
Ceramic Review, UK
International Academy of Ceramics, Switzerland
New Ceramics, Germany
The Log Book, Ireland

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International Ceramics Studio
H-6000 Kecskemét, Kápolna u.11, Hungary
tel: +36 76 486 867
email: info@icshu.org