Antje Scharfe at 70
Exhibition at the Velten Museums
Antje Scharfe lost her tiled stove. 25 years ago. It was simply demolished. She kept the tiles, because in general, in her refuge, her workshop in Zepernick, nothing is ever lost.
Everything is carefully saved, guarded, preserved – gifts, lucky shards, found objects, flagstones “harvested” from old churches. And what does she do? She creates something new.
When the “world pause button” was pressed several times in 2020/2021, Antje Scharfe dared to make a sphere again; a globe was formed. It measures 50 cm in diameter and, in ceramic dimensions, that is huge… Compared to our planet, however, it forms a small world. But what a world – like all her work cycles, whose themes often accompany her for years, even decades. It is a world full of discoveries, quotes in the true and in the figurative sense, peppered with images, structures, a whole range of surfaces, animated with words.
Strolling around Antje Scharfe’s studio, which tells you so many charming things about life, new perspectives, different angles, encounters arise with every visitor.
EINE GRATULATION (“Congratulations”) on the ceramist’s 70th birthday
25 June – 10 October 2023
Ofen- und Keramikmuseen Velten
16727 Velten, Germany www.okmhb.de