Table-City – Stephen WILKS


Espace Apollonia

Within the framework of E.CITY -BERLIN

Stephen WILKS Table-City, 2016

Invited by Apollonia to take part to the project – Berlin, Stephen Wilks has designed a Table – City, an installation made of porcelain bricks that evokes the shape of a metropolis. The artist has thought this object as a place to share. A place for friendliness, sharing and dialog. Because of its symbolic, but also of its shape, it reveals how difficult it is for social and urban spaces to adapt when they face the integration process. This artwork is part of a social and political involvement that has always been fundamental to Stephen Wilks.

To create this installation, Apollonia has naturally partnered with the European Institute of Ceramics Arts (IEAC) of Guebwiller. The Table – Ville will be shown in an intermediary version in Guebwiller.

Stephen Wilks produced his work Table-City in art residence in Guebwiller in collaboration with students and teachers of the IEAC (European Institute of Ceramic Arts), followed by an exhibition at the ”Dominicains de Haute-Alsace” Cultural Meeting Centre from 3rd to 24th of December 2016.

The Table-City was part of the Philoxenia exhibition and the support of the Lunch-Debate at Apollonia venue.