Residence Prize 2021
C14-PARIS has established a partnership with the Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne – Henrichemont, Cher (Prix Tremplin)
The Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne welcomes in residence the winner of the C14-PARIS 2020/2021 residency prize, as part of its mission to support the professional integration of a young ceramic artist.
The Contemporary Ceramics Center is a place of ceramic production with a specificity linked to wood firing and the transmission of exceptional know-how. To experience cooking over a wood fire is to understand the strength and artistic commitment of potters, ceramists and artists who built their activity around an oven and a community of potters concerned about their independence.
The winner of the 2020 Residence Prize will be offered an environment conducive to the emergence of his research or artistic projects. The resident will have the means of research, production, specific support, theoretical and practical tools around the earth and cooking over a wood fire for better professional autonomy and connection to a regional, national and international artistic network. .
Procedure of the residence
– minimum duration of 50 days (consecutive or fragmented nights),
– provision of production equipment, wood ovens (Anagama, Olsen, other, depending on research needs),
– purchase of raw materials,
– specific supervision by a ceramist (CCCLB staff, ACLB member or ceramist called upon according to research needs)
– accommodation in “the house of Châtelets”,
– provision of a vehicle,
– commission of a text on the work of the ceramic artist to an art historian.
Operation in partnership
The Contemporary Ceramics Center La Borne is a cultural and tourist facility of the Community of Communes Terres du Haut Berry. The programming of the exhibitions unfolds in resonance with the artistic permanence of the Ceramics Association La Borne which has more than 70 members, of thirteen different nationalities, installed within a radius of 35 km around La Borne. All of them create unique pieces, utility pottery and sculptures.
Gallery Prize 2021
Inaugurated in Spring 2018, ELEVEN STEENS is a new space dedicated to contemporary creation, and this in a completely transversal way, since it is interested as well in art, design, crafts, fashion, fashion. architecture… or even the performing arts.
A place of exploration and production, it primarily invites young creations to express themselves around the subject, through exhibitions, installations, performances, conferences, workshops, etc.
Photo 1: View of the plateau, ELEVEN STEENS, Belgium
Photo 2: ELEVEN STEENS, Portrait of Jean-Marc Dimanche, guest member of the 2020 jury at C14-PARIS © Louise Dimanche
Provision of a platform and support for communication
ELEVEN STEENS provides the winner of the Galerie C14-PARIS Gallery Prize with a 280 m2 floor (ground floor) for a period of 7 weeks (from the end of January 2021).
ELEVEN STEENS undertakes to communicate around the exhibition to the trade press, as it does for its other exhibitions.
Opening and sale
ELEVEN STEENS – managed by the ELEVEN STEENS Art Club association – will be open to the public during exhibition times only 3 days a week (Friday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and by appointment otherwise. Outside exhibition times, the Espace functions like a Club, open only to its members, art lovers and collectors, around the artists invited in residence.
The works presented are for sale.
The transportation and installation of works on the site remains the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Rue Steens, 11
Prizes of past exhibitions
Jury Prize 2019
Residency Prize 2019
C14-PARIS has established a partnership with Keramis – Center of Ceramics in La Louvière (Belgium).
In the spring of 2020, Keramis awards the winner of the C14-PARIS ‘Residence Award’ a 50-day residence (consecutive or fragmented nights) including access to the workshop, the provision of production equipment, specific supervision by its manager, ceramist Olivia Mortier, and on-site accommodation.
Museum, space of art and creation dedicated to ceramics, Keramis is erected on the site of the old pottery Boch in La Louvière. Its architecture, contemporary and daring, includes an old listed building of the 19th century that contains three old giant coal kilns, the last of its kind in Belgium. Opened in 2015, Keramis organizes temporary exhibitions and welcomes artists in residence.
Ludovic Recchia, founder and artistic director of Keramis, will be one of the jury members of the 2019 show.
Art historian Ludovic Recchia is curator of the decorative arts at the Royal Museum of Mariemont (BE). Specialist of Belgian ceramics of the 20th century, he is a lecturer at ENSAV (La Cambre) and member of the AIC. It is in Keramis – Center of Ceramics in La Louvière, of which he is a founding member and artistic director, that he carries out a militant action in favor of ceramic creation.
Photo 1: Keramis Center, La Louvière in Belgium © Maude Faivres
Photo 2: Ludovic Recchia, director of the Keramis Center, guest jury member 2019 at C14-PARIS © Antony Girardi