Modern Shapes Gallery
Founded in 2012 in the heart of Antwerp, Modern Shapes Gallery is a gallery specialised in unique contemporary and midcentury studio ceramics. Modern Shapes is as much a gallery as it is a curated platform. A gallery, because it presents five to six exhibitions a year, dedicated to both rising and established talent in ceramic art. A curated platform, because it presents a very personal and balanced selection of objects, often balancing on the dividing line between design, art and architecture. Founder Michaël Francken’s personal taste and quirky passion results in a programme that combines both high quality 20th century ceramic masters and more contemporary artists working on the balance between abstract, sculptural and architectural work. But they all bear witness to craftsmanship and sculptural presence. As a result, Modern Shapes is a progressive and supportive space for emerging and established artists and their objects.