»3rd International Porcelain Biennial«

When?:
24.07.2020 to 31.10.2020
10:00 - 18:00
Where?:
Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle Show on map
Prices:
Adults: EUR 4.00 | Reduced rate: EUR 3.50 | Children: EUR 1.00
Suitable for children:
yes, without indicating age
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An exhibition at Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Porcelain Art in Meissen

 

No place in Europe is as synonymous with porcelain as Meissen.

Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle is not only the place where porcelain was first produced in Europe; it’s also where the production technology was developed and the material was researched and molded by artists. Its appearance has been shaped over the centuries by figures like the Saxon pioneer Johann Joachim Kaendler, the Swiss sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli, the British modeler John Bacon, the Westphalian architect Adalbert Niemeyer, the Alsatian porcelain sculptor Johann Baptist Stahl, the Sudeten German sculptor Waldemar Fritsch, and the Wedel-born artist Ernst Barlach. The aim of the Porcelain Biennial is to celebrate porcelain’s quality as a ductile material and to convey the idea that it can be and is used to express art, content and messages. The exhibition at Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle is a showcase for contemporary porcelain art in Saxony, Germany and Europe.

The 3rd International Porcelain Biennial will be attended by German and foreign artists who like to experiment with ceramics and create things in the world of fine arts. The Biennial is open to all artistic forms of porcelain – with the exception of serially produced art. As such, the exhibition is a tribute to artists who are devoted to the lengthy and difficult creative process in an increasingly fast-paced era.

www.torhaus-meissen.de

> Find out more about the Porcelain Biennial

An exhibition at Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Porcelain Art in Meissen

 

No place in Europe is as synonymous with porcelain as Meissen.

Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle is not only the place where porcelain was first produced in Europe; it’s also where the production technology was developed and the material was researched and molded by artists. Its appearance has been shaped over the centuries by figures like the Saxon pioneer Johann Joachim Kaendler, the Swiss sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli, the British modeler John Bacon, the Westphalian architect Adalbert Niemeyer, the Alsatian porcelain sculptor Johann Baptist Stahl, the Sudeten German sculptor Waldemar Fritsch, and the Wedel-born artist Ernst Barlach. The aim of the Porcelain Biennial is to celebrate porcelain’s quality as a ductile material and to convey the idea that it can be and is used to express art, content and messages. The exhibition at Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle is a showcase for contemporary porcelain art in Saxony, Germany and Europe.

The 3rd International Porcelain Biennial will be attended by German and foreign artists who like to experiment with ceramics and create things in the world of fine arts. The Biennial is open to all artistic forms of porcelain – with the exception of serially produced art. As such, the exhibition is a tribute to artists who are devoted to the lengthy and difficult creative process in an increasingly fast-paced era.

www.torhaus-meissen.de

> Find out more about the Porcelain Biennial

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (27 km)

Arrival information:

Nearest city: Dresden (27 km)

Information on how to get there:

By car:

  • Highway A4 Exit Siebenlehn, continue along Federal Road B101, or Exit Wilsdruff;
  • Highway A13: Exit Radeburg
  • Highway A14: Exit Nossen-Ost;
  • Coming from Dresden, use Federal Road B6

By bicycle:

The Elbe River cycle path passes directly at the foot of the castle hill from where the Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle and the Cathedral are signposted.

Dresden Airport:

  • Towards Boxdorf – Reichenberg – Moritzburg – Auer – Weinböhla – Meißen. Dresden Airport is about 30 km from Meißen

Sightseeing tour through Meißen:

  • Between April and October, a bus runs every 30 minutes serving the stops at Albrechtsburg Castle/Cathedral, the Market Square and the Porcelain Manufactory. The modern buses can seat 13 passengers, including a space for a wheelchair. You can opt for the small or the grand tour and learn something about the history of the town.
  • More information at: City-Bus Meißen of Oberelbe Tours

By steamboat:

Parking facilities:

  • Cars can be parked by the Elbe River, with direct access to the castle via the castle stairs from Leipziger Straße and also from the foot of the castle hill in Meisastraße, where there is also a multi-level carpark and an elevator up to the castle.

Easy ascent:

  • An elevator with a panoramic view eases the ascent to the castle.

Event location

Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle

Domplatz 1 | 01662 Meißen

+49 (0) 3521 4707-0
albrechtsburg@schloesserland-sachsen.de

More information available at:
www.albrechtsburg-meissen.de/en/home/