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Myth and Mortality: Carolein Smit at VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

March 6, 2018

Flatland Gallery is excited to announce the solo exhibition of Carolein Smit ‚Myth and Mortality’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Smit’s powerful ceramic sculptures includes a spectacular site-specific wall installation where Smit shifts from her three-dimensional style of sculpting towards two-dimensional reliefs, hanging flat on walls. The walls and reliefs themselves seem to be a part of a grand vase, whose limits are beyond vision, engulfing the viewer within.


Carolein Smit’s (1960) sculptures form part of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Asante collection in Switzerland, the Thomas Olbricht collection in Germany, the Treger/Saint Silvestre Collection in Portugal, Fuled International Museum (FLICAM) in Fuping, China and many more.  Her artworks have been on show at the Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht), Art Basel, La Maison Rouge (Paris), me Collectors Room (Berlin), the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) only to name a few. In 2010 she received a solo show at the Kunsthal (Rotterdam). Smit was also part of the blockbuster exhibition ‘CERAMIX’, curated by Camille Morineau (curator Centre Pompidou) and Lucia Pesapane at the Bonnefantenmuseum in 2015 and La Maison Rouge and Cité de la céramique (Sèvres) in 2016.

20 March – 30 September, 2018

V&A, London
Supported by the Mondriaan Fund and the Royal Netherlands Embassy


On the occasion of the solo show at the V&A a new catalogue of Carolein Smit is published by Wbooks in cooperation with Drents Museum, Assen, that includes text from Frits Achten, Reino Liefkens, Olaf Thormann and Harry Tupan; 384 pages, 2018.



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