Lonely Planet. Escoural-o-Novo. Susan Kooi
Lonely Planet. Escoural-O-Novo is the third part of the triptych, in which Dutch artist Susan Kooi travels to Italy, Portugal, and Japan to work with various traditions of ceramic crafts. This last part of the triptych in which Kooi recontextualises and poetically reconstructs ceramic artefacts, exploring the material as a time machine. This publication functions as an alternative travel book for the Montomor-O-Novo region in Portugal, which has a long tradition in ceramics. After having worked with terra-cotta in Italy and with porcelain in Japan, the focus here is on the glazing process.
Dutch artist Susan Kooi completed her bachelor’s degree in VAV at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2012. Her multidisciplinary practice includes music, video, sculpture, installations, text, and fashion. Her interest in notions of (pre)history has a cheery existentialist perspective. What are the objects that lay claim to existence?
Publisher: JAP SAM. 2019. Softcover. 12×19,5 cm. Pages: 80. Language: English. Color illustrated. RRP:€ 21,50. ISBN: 978-94-90322-99-1