Clare Twomey’s First Solo Exhibition in the United States Will Be at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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KANSAS CITY, MO.- A specially commissioned installation, Forever, by the acclaimed British artist Clare Twomey will focus on ceramics as an ephemeral and temporary medium. The exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will feature 1,345 vessels, authored by Twomey, interpretations of a noted 18th-century salt-glazed stoneware caudle cup from the Museum’s Burnap Collection of English Pottery. Forever–which opens to the public Oct. 9 and runs through Jan. 2, 2011–is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. It raises fundamental questions about the nature of craftsmanship, the hand of the artist in mass production, responsibility, memory, desirability and value. The exhibition adds an interactive dimension by allowing visitors to apply to be the owner of one of the objects on view. Twomey has gained an international reputation with her ephemeral installations. In her 2007 installation T