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“Von A nach O”

Exhibition of Barbara Schmidt and students from weißensee schoool of art and design berlin at Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt in Halle, Germany

Works by Barbara Schmidt, laureate of the Art Prize Saxony-Anhalt 2017, and students from weißensee school of art and design berlin were shown in the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt in Halle in September 2018.

The title of the exhibition “Von A nach O” (From A to O) is hinting at her first design for the KAHLA/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH, Anronda, launched in 1994, and the most recent one, the collection “O”, introduced in 2016. The exhibition showed models from the making-of “O. The name of the tableware descends from “oru”, Japanese for fold/pleat. A large workshop table where school kids could create their own plates, decorate cookies and fold paper bowls was situated at the centre of the exhibition. It was accompanied by the presentation of two student projects from weißensee school of art and design berlin, “Carte Blanche – porcelain and code”, conducted in the context of the project Ceramics and its Dimensions, and “House of Glass” as well as a selection of antique bowls from the Museum Robertinum in Halle.