‘Brick by Brick’ is an innovative showcase of ceramics as incorporated into architecture, bringing attention to the critical, yet largely understudied, intersection of these two disciplines. Displaying works from a wide range of time periods and regions—from ancient Mesopotamian pieces to the contemporary interpretations of Picasso and Miró—the exhibition explores the symbolism and utility of clay bricks, tiles and ornaments in architecture over time. Curated by renowned French architect Pedro Azara, the show includes approximately 300 pieces from 60 different collections across Europe. ‘Brick by Brick’ will open alongside the 47th Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics in Barcelona, a leading ceramics convention hosting artists and scholars in the field. It is also scheduled to run concurrently with a series of activities and lectures on recent innovations and technological advancements, run by the Chair of Ceramics at the International University of Barcelona.
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