Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Porcelain "Forbidden Fruit" by Chris Antemann at the Portland Art Museum

THE ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By TAHLIB
Chris Antemann in collaboration with Meissen®, Tempted to Taste (detail), 2013. © Chris Antemann and Meissen Couture®.
OREGON---The Portland Art Museum’s exhibition ‘Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen’ is a grand installation that reinvents and invigorates the great porcelain figurative tradition. Using the Garden of Eden as her metaphor, the artist has created a contemporary celebration of the 18th-century banqueting craze. Inspired by Meissen’s great historical model of Johann Joachim Kändler’s monumental Love Temple (1750), Antemann created her own 5-foot version. It is an irreverent look at history and the decorative arts tradition in this brilliant porcelain sculpture. The exhibition ends February 8, 2015.