In celebration of the opening of Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit, join the artist September 23 for an afternoon talk, tour and demonstration of her creative practice. Antemann's work explores the great eighteenth-century porcelain figurative tradition in a contemporary context, using the Garden of Eden as a metaphor. Her sculptures tell modern stories of desire, exploring narratives of domesticity, social etiquette and taboo that allude to love, passion, power and jealousy.
Talk | 2:00 pm | Theater
The afternoon starts with a talk by the artist on her influences and process—specifically her creative collaboration with the renowned MEISSEN porcelain manufactory, dating back to 2011.
Tour | 2:45 pm | 5th Floor Gallery
Following a talk by the artist, visitors will join Antemann on the fifth floor for a tour of the exhibition. As Antemann highlights key works that illustrate her distinctive style, visitors will gain insight into how she draws from history—both art history and social history—and explore how curatorial choices affect the way that objects are seen and interpreted.
Demo | 3:30 pm | 6th Floor Artist Studios
Antemann will conclude the afternoon with a live demonstration in the Artist Studios. She will discuss using porcelain as a material and re-create one of her classic figures, a little maid that is on view in the exhibition.