Ceramics Now International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition

The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania

9th December 2011 – 6th January 2012

The exhibition presents different approaches of contemporary ceramic art through the works of 15 artists from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Israel and Poland, and celebrates the launch of Ceramics Now Magazine’s first printed issue.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Chang Hyun Bang (SK), Antonella Cimatti (IT), Patrick Colhoun (UK), Carole Epp (CA), Simcha Even-Chen (IL), Shamai Gibsh (IL), Mark Goudy (US), Roxanne Jackson (US), Margrieta Jeltema (IT), Maciej Kasperski (PL), Jim Kraft (US), Cynthia Lahti (US), Claire Muckian (UK), Connie Norman (US), Liza Riddle (US).

The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania

Fabrica de Pensule / The Paintbrush Factory is a collective space of production and distribution of contemporary art as an independent cultural center.  The project is initiated by a group of artists, curators, cultural managers and producers from Cluj, inspired by the idea that art creates a real impact on the communities. 
The center is located in the former Paintbrush Factory and gathers, on a surface of 2000 sqm, 29 contemporary art spaces: artists’ studios, galleries and cultural organizations active in fields like visual arts, contemporary dance and theatre.  The center aims at setting an independent creative space on the map of the local community, as well as on the international artistic scene.

Fabrica de Pensule / The Paintbrush Factory contributes to urban development, by reclaiming an industrial heritage site, activated as a space for community life.