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The Flames

The Age of Ceramics

October 15, 2021 – February 6, 2022

Musée d’art moderne de Paris, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris


One of mankind’s earliest cultural manifestations and an inexhaustible source of inspiration and expression for craftsmen, artists and designers, ceramics has been used since prehistoric times to make idols, constructions and food containers.

This show brings together modern and contemporary artists and ceramicists: Jean Carriès, Georg Ohr, Paul Gauguin, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Raoul Dufy, Lucio Fontana, Beatrice Wood, Ken Price, Ron Nagle, Cindy Sherman, Judy Chicago, Miquel Barceló, Jean Girel, Simone Leigh, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Theaster Gates, Mai Thu Perret, Clare Twomey, Takuro Kuwata, Natsuko Uchino; historical works by Bernard Palissy, Marie Talbot, Dave the Potter and reknown ceramic manufactories; anonymous pieces such as prehistoric Venus figures, ancient Greek vases, and vernacular pottery; and non-European items including Nok pottery, Mochica jars, Tang figures, Iranian reticuled piece and Japanese raku wares. But no sign of Iznik…


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