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A global survey of 100 of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by leading art world professionals.Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world's leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Clay and ceramics have in recent years been elevated from craft to high art material, with the resulting artworks being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums around the world. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.Artists include: Caroline Achaintre, Ai Weiwei, Aaron Angell, Edmund de Waal, Theaster Gates, Marisa Merz, Ron Nagle, Gabriel Orozco, Grayson Perry, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Schutte, Richard Slee, Jesse Wine, and Betty Woodman.Nominators include: Pablo Leon de la Barra, Iwona Blazwick, Mary Ceruti, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Christine Macel, James Meyer, Jed Morse, Beatrix Ruf, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nancy Spector, Sheena Wagstaff, and Jonathan Watkins.
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Conceived and edited by Phaidon EditorsCurator and art historian, Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), awarded UK Museum of the Year in 2014. An authority on modern and contemporary sculpture, her recent curated and published work with artists includes Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, Alfredo Jaar, Amar Kanwar, KAWS, Yinka Shonibare MBE, William Turnbull, James Turrell and Bill Viola. Since 2012 she has curated Frieze Sculpture in Regent's Park, London. Clare sits on the Advisory Committee of the Government Art Collection and is an invited member of the UK Women Leaders in Museums Network. She regularly appears in national and international media to comment on contemporary art and the role of the museum in society and has been a panelist or presented papers in national and international events, including The China Museum, Beijing and in Kyiv, Ukraine; Santiago, Chile; Cape Town, South Africa; and Sydney, Australia.

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"Ceramics have been reborn in recent years, placed firmly in an art content." -Francesca Gavin, Artsy "Ceramic art ... has finally come out of the closet, kicking and disentangling itself from domestic servitude and minor-arts status - perhaps for good." -Lilly Wei, ArtNews "In the past year or so, the 27,000-year-old art form has been making quite the trendy comeback." -Huffington Post

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