Edmund de Waal: letters home

Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin presents the solo exhibition “letters home” by Edmund de Waal at Potsdamer Straße 77-87 in Berlin.

De Waal uses objects, in particular handmade porcelain vessels, to convey human narratives, emotions and history. These objects, often embedded in minimalist structures, address diaspora, memory and materiality, creating lyrical narratives through elements such as rhythm, repetition, light and shadow.

The exhibition shows various works, including the largest freestanding clay vessels that de Waal has ever created, and a large-scale pavilion entitled “there are still songs to sing beyond mankind” from 2024. Despite their differences in size and material, all the works have in common that they serve as vessels whose interiors become more intimate as their dimensions increase.

Edmund de Waal, born in Nottingham in 1964, lives and works in London. He has presented his work in numerous solo exhibitions in important public institutions worldwide.

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Edmund de Waal: letters home
14 June → 10 August 2024
Installation View of Edmund de Waal: Letters home at Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin 2024, Image Courtesy the gallery, Photography by Holger Niehaus/def image
Installation View of Edmund de Waal: Letters home at Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin 2024, Image Courtesy the gallery, Photography by Holger Niehaus/def image

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