THE ARTIST PROJECT: Edmund De Waal On An Ewer In The Shape Of A Tibetan Monk's Cap


"I’m trying to work out what making pure objects in this impure world means." Potter, Edmund De Waal, is fascinated by moments where an artist decides to not decorate an object, allowing white space to remain. This particular white porcelain pot has aged 600 centuries. It transcends with Chinese philosophy of purification and mourning, yet can be mistaken for a modern work of art.

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