Contemporary creation

Vocation

70 Years of History

Photo de Prague, 1962

Congrès AIC Prague 1962

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

MIGRATION(S) | CONNECTIONS | VOCATION

The International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Founded in 1952 by French diplomat Henri J. Reynaud and housed at the Musée Ariana, it soon surrounded itself with the greatest specialists, the greatest institutions and the greatest artists in the world, such as Picasso, Fontana, Leach, Voulkos and many more. The Academy obtained UNESCO recognition in 1958. In 1964, its new president, Edgar Pelichet, audaciously chose to favour contemporary creation. His successors, Rudolf Schnyder, Tony Franks, Janet Mansfield, Jacques Kaufmann and Torbjorn Kvasbo have continued in this spirit at the congresses held every two years in many locations worldwide and which are based on interculturalism and fraternity in knowledge. With 1010 members today and present in 77 countries, the IAC is facing ever-increasing challenges: promoting recognition of its members’ work, cultural diplomacy, ecological constraints... This fascinating history is related chronologically in the twelve showcases around the upper gallery of the Musée Ariana.


Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida, exhibition curator of the exhibition
Vice-president of the IAC & IAC representative to UNESCO

Practical information

Location

Gallery

Audience type

General public

Pricing

Combined ticket 15 / 10 CHF

Booking and ticketing

Online tickets, also available on site

Activités liées

Dernière mise à jour: 2022-11-30 05:42:13

Guided visit

Connections - Vocation

Sunday 4 December, 15:00

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Connections - Vocation

Sunday 8 January 2023, 15:00

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Connections - Vocation

Sunday 5 February 2023, 15:00

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Connections - Vocation

Sunday 5 March 2023, 15:00

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Guided visit

Connections - Vocation

Sunday 5 March 2023, 15:00

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Guided visit

Connections - Vocation

Sunday 19 March 2023, 15:00

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Communiqué de presse (FR)  Press release (EN)

Expositions en cours

Vase à vin

Connections

September 13, 2022 - March 19, 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

Vocation

September 13, 2022 - March 20, 2023
70 Years of History

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

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Photo de l'oeuvre "Boat", Michael Flynn

Migration(s)

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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