Contemporary creation


50 Years of Donations

Vase à vin

Vase à vin (Ukraine , 1958)
Dimitri Golovko

For the 70th anniversary of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), the Musée Ariana presents three exhibitions :


Between 1952 and the year 2000, the destinies of the Musée Ariana and the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) proved to be inextricably linked. The 520 or so contemporary ceramic pieces that have joined the Musée Ariana’s collections over the years thanks to the IAC have come from a variety of avenues and widely differing contexts.

Keen to make Geneva the world capital of ceramics, Henri J. Reynaud undertook from the outset to expand the Musée Ariana’s ceramic collections by opening them up to expressions other than European and historical. In 1960, its World Cultural Exchange was the pretext for an initial donation of 24 pieces from craft and artistic repertoires alike. In 1964, Edgar Pelichet established the Reynaud Prize, while for almost ten years the IAC rewarded winners of the Biennale of Vallauris and the International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art of Faenza with an acquisition for the Musée Ariana. In addition to these purchases, many spontaneous donations have also been made by IAC members themselves.

This exhibition is dedicated to all those craftsmen, all those artists and all those past and present curators who have nurtured this dream of a collection without aesthetic or geographical boundaries.

Photo de l'oeuvre "Boat", Michael Flynn


September 13, 2022 - March 19, 2023

Between transfer of know-how, transhumance and multiculturalism, clay brings people together and transgresses borders.

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Vase à vin


September 13, 2022 - March 20, 2023
50 Years of Donations

From the 1960s to the present day, the Ariana Museum, the cradle of the AIC, has received nearly 600 donations from member artists.

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Photo de Prague, 1962


September 13, 2022 - March 19, 2023
70 Years of History

The AIC has brought together an international community of ceramic professionals at its best. 

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