Statement






Vessels

„Yesterday for a distant tomorrow, accomplish your vessel, which will never be accomplished. Always others ...“ (Francis Braun)   

 

My work is based on the fascination for the idea of the vessel-container in a literal as well as figurative sense. Every human being is familiar with the idea of the vessel due to his or her existential or cultural experience. 

 

The vessel-object is the meeting point between the artist and the beholder. Both take actively part in the creation of new interpretations and realities. Within the idea of the vessel, I am particularly interested in questions such as the inside and outside, the passage between the two, the organic and constructed, the surface as bearer of traces and influences as well as a projection screen. The idea of the vessel-container allows me to explore inner and outer spaces and – in the best case – to enrich them.







Biographical Notes






Bettina BaumAnn, M.A., born in Zurich, degrees from the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Wales Institute Cardiff (GB), Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania (AUS) as well as in humanities and education from the University of Zurich, since 1997 nationally and internationally solo and group exhibitions, since 1992 tutor and lecturer, various awards and scholarships.








Bibliography / Publications (selected)

  • Schlumpf Steimer, Heidi, 2011, 'Mit den "Wächtern" reagiert sie auf das Zeitgeschehen', Zürichsee-Zeitung, 2th September 2011, p. 5
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  • Peter, René, 2011, ’Bettina Baumann and Carlo Sauter in Lucerne’ in New Ceramics,
    The European Ceramics Magazine, Höhr-Grenzhausen, no. 3/11, p. 15-17
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  • Malor, Deborah, 2006, ‘Bettina Baumann’s Vessel Spaces’ in Ceramics, Art and Perception, no. 65, pp. 91-94
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  • Jo McIntyre, 2005, ‘Vessel proves to be anything but empty’ in The Examiner, 25th June
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  • Rieter, Adrian, 2004, ‘Bettina Baumann in Kreuzlingen’ in à jour, no. 2
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2008, ‚Keramikwelten der Gegenwart’ in Werkspuren Keramik, No. 1, S. 14 – 19
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2008, ‚Das Gefäss als Bedeutungsträger’ in Werkspuren Keramik, No. 1, S. S. 20/21
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2008, ‚Zwischen Innen und Aussen – ein entscheidender Ort’ in Werkspuren Keramik, No. 1, S. 28 - 31
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2005, ‚Keramik down under (part 3)’ in A jour, Informationsbulletin von Swiss Ceramics, No. 4
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2005, ‚Keramik down under (part 2)’ in A jour, Informationsbulletin von Swiss Ceramics, No. 3
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  • Baumann, Bettina, 2005, ‚Keramik down under (part 1)’ in A jour, Informationsbulletin von Swiss Ceramics, No. 2
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