Programme

 

THE 50th CONGRESS & GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Melting Pot

IAC Congress 2022

From 12 to 16 September 2022

At the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
17 rue de Varembé
1202 Geneva

IAC General Assembly 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

At the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
17 rue de Varembé
1202 Geneva

And online via Zoom (Please contact office@aic-iac.org if you did not receive the registration form)

For IAC members only. Free of cost, registration mandatory.

* Please note that the information on this page may be subject to modifications.
 

The Geneva 2022 Congress will address notions related to the “melting pot” in the field of ceramics today and will discuss questions of identity and interaction. The 5-day programme will consist of professional and academic lectures given by specialists in various fields related to the theme, debate sessions, the opening night of the international exhibition at the Ariana Museum, inaugurations and visits to exhibitions.

To develop the central theme of the conferences which will be held over three days, 4 main chapters are defined:

  • Identities in motion: Mythology, political science-anthropology, psychoanalysis.
  • Alchemy: Matter and transformation, ceramics, history of science.
  • Contexts: local perceptions, institutional aspects
  • Appropriation: Art, history.

One day will be devoted to visiting two national exhibitions of swissceramics members, at the Nyon Castle museum and the Neuchâtel Museum of art and history, as well as a visit to the art centre ‘La Ferme des Tilleuls’ in Renens .

50th General Assembly of IAC Members

The 50th Ordinary General Assembly of the members of the Academy will be the place for new exchanges concerning the future of the IAC, its structures, its functioning, including in the new “Post Covid” era that we are collectively going through. It will take place both in person and online.

To participate in the General Assembly online, please complete the registration form received by e-mail. If you have not received said e-mail, please contact office@aic-iac.org

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Date Time Programme

12/09
(Mon)

08.30 – 09.30 Welcome and registration
09.30 – 10.00 Opening of the 50th IAC Congress
10.00 – 10.45

Keynote LECTURE

“The Melting Pot: a Useful Allegory for Thinking about Contemporary Societies?”
Dr. Matteo GIANNI (Switzerland)

10.45 – 11.30

Keynote LECTURE

“The Potter God and Creator in Pharaonic Egypt”
Dr. Youri VOLOKHINE (Switzerland)

11.30 – 12.15

Keynote LECTURE

“The International Academy of Ceramics, its Creation and History”
Dr. Stéphanie LE FOLLIC-HADIDA (France)

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch at the CICG
13.15 – 14.00

Keynote LECTURE

“Chaos as Method: or Some Conditions for the Emergence of the Creative Act”
Dr. Pierre WILLEQUET (France)

14.00 – 14.30

Keynote LECTURE

“The Necessity of Beauty”
Alberto CAVALLI (Italy)

14.30 – 15.00

Keynote LECTURE

“Transversality, Ecology and “Sloppiness”: a Look Back at the Exhibition Les Flammes (MAM Paris, 2021)”
Anne DRESSEN (France)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 15.50

Member LECTURE

“A Study on the Importance of Ceramic Art Activities for Social Development in the World”
Boo Yun LEE (Republic of Korea)

15.50 – 16.10

Member LECTURE

“The Expression of Identity within a Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Cultural Society as can be read in South African Ceramics”
Dr. Ronnie WATT (South Africa)

16.10 – 16.30

Member LECTURE

“Golden Bridges: Visually Tracing the far-reaching Impact of the Iconic Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry”
Adil WRITER (India)

16.30 – 17.00 Transportation time from CICG to Ariana Museum
17.00 – 19.00

EXHIBITION OPENINGS at the Ariana Museum:

“MIGRATION(S)”
“CONNECTIONS: 50 years of donations”
“VOCATION: 70 years of history”

19.00 – 20.30 Dinner at the Ariana Museum
20.30 – 22.00 Inaugural evening at the Ariana Museum
 

13/09
(Tue)

08.30 – 09.00 Welcome
09.00 – 09.45

Keynote LECTURE

“Celadon in Focus. A Skill-Perspective on the Longquan Masters in The People’s Republic of China”
Dr. Mareile FLITSCH (Switzerland) and Anette MERTENS (Germany)

09.45 – 10.30

Keynote LECTURE

“Appropriation and Alter Modernity”
Ludovic RECCHIA (Belgium)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45

Keynote LECTURE

“My Melting Pot”
Jean GIREL (France)

11.45 – 12.30

6 Breakout Sessions

by Martin Harman, Patricia Glave, Isabel Fernández del Moral, Mariel Tarela, Nicole Seisler and Agnès Husz

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch at the CICG
13.30 – 14.00

Keynote LECTURE

“Is it Possible to Shape a Common Future?”
Vincent DEFOURNY (Belgium/Spain)

14.00 – 14.20

Member LECTURE

“Cultures without Boundaries – the Similarities and Differences”
Guangzhen ZHOU (China)

14.20 – 14.40

Member LECTURE

“The Metaverse of Clay: Material in an Immaterial World”
Dr. Shabanali GHORBANI (Islamic Republic of Iran)

14.40 – 15.00

Member LECTURE

“The Mark of the Machine: Merging Authenticity and Replication”
Eliza AU (Canada)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 15.50

Member LECTURE

“Alchemy 2.0 = Influencer?”
Joëlle SWANET (Belgium)

15.50 – 16.30

6 Breakout Sessions

by Martin McWilliam, Nelson Lim, Jana Bednarkova Kenney, Jane Perryman, Andrew Burton and Naho Yamashita

16.30 – 17.00 Transportation time from CICG to Geneva’s Old Town
17.00 – 22.00 Evening visits of museums and galleries in the heart of Geneva’s Old Town
 

14/09
(Wed)

08.30 – 09.00 Welcome
09.00 – 10.30 GENERAL ASSEMBLY I
– IAC members only –
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 GENERAL ASSEMBLY I (cont.)
– IAC members only –
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch at the CICG
13.00 – 13.30 Walk to the Palais des Nations (United Nations office in Geneva)
13.30 – 14.30

EXHIBITION OPENINGS at the Palais des Nations

“Around the World on a Plate”
“We come from the other side”

14.30 – 15.00 Return to the CICG
15.00 – 17.00 GENERAL ASSEMBLY II
– IAC members only –
17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break
17.30 – 17.50

Member LECTURE

“Contemporary Ceramics in Ukraine: National Identity and Presence of Art”
Dr. Tetiana ZINENKO (Ukraine)

17.50 – 19.00

10 Breakout Sessions

by Wen-Hsi Harman, Adil Writer, Heidi McKenzie, Ray Chen, Rashi Jain, Viviane Diehl, Dr Christopher McHugh, Karin Flurer-Brünger, Visnja Slavica Gabout and Bin Zhao

19.00 – 19.45 Dinner at the CICG
19.45 – 22.00

UNESCO night at the CICG

> Programme of the UNESCO night <

 

15/09
(Thur)

08.30 – 11.00 Departure from Geneva, bus transfer to Neuchâtel
11.00 – 12.00

EXHIBITION OPENING at the Museum of Art and History of Neuchâtel (MahN):

“Melting Pot: swissceramics National Exhibition ” (1st part)

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch in Neuchâtel
14.00 – 15.00 Bus transfer to Renens
15.00 – 16.30 GUIDED TOUR at La Ferme des Tilleuls, Renens:  “Materia: Textile and Ceramic Mutations”
16.30 – 17.00 Bus transfer to Nyon
18.00 – 20.00

EXHIBITION OPENING at the Château de Nyon:

“Melting Pot: swissceramics National Exhibition ” (2nd part)

20.00 – 22.00 Dinner at the Château de Nyon
22.00 – 22.30 Return bus transfer to Geneva
 

16/09
(Fri)

09.00 – 11.00 IAC roundtables
– IAC members only –
11.00 – 12.00 Feedback on discussions
– IAC members only –
12.00 – 19.00 Free afternoon to explore Geneva and visit partner exhibitions
19.00 – 22.00 Closing dinner of the 50th IAC Congress at the Institut Florimont, Av. du Petit-Lancy 37, 1213 Petit-Lancy
Keynote Lectures: lectures by invited speakers
Member Lectures: lectures by IAC members, open call
Breakout sessions: short pre-recorded presentations by IAC members
Fringe programme (evening activities, exhibition openings)
Sessions open to IAC members only

Welcome to Geneva

Welcome to Geneva!

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Registration, fees and policy

Registration is now open.

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Lectures

The 50th IAC Congress will feature over 10 invited speakers, 8 member lectures, and more than 20 Breakout Sessions.

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Fringe programme

The programme of the Geneva 2022 Congress offers a wide range of activities in addition to the conferences.

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Congress theme

The theme of the 2022 Congress is "Melting Pot. From Alchemical Crucible to Cultural Crucible."

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Steering Committee

The 50th IAC Congress is organised by swissceramics in collaboration with the IAC.

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