Produced on the occasion of Kai Althoff Goes with Bernard Leach at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 7 October 2020–10 January, 2021.
German artist Kai Althoff (born 1966) is renowned as a figurative painter and creator of all-encompassing poetic environments that incorporate textiles, photographs, drawings and artifacts. Althoff draws from a wide range of literary, cultural and artistic influences in his work, and for his unique display at Whitechapel Gallery in London he pays tribute to British potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979), selecting around 20 of Leach’s ceramic vessels and tiles from the 1920s onward to be displayed in specially designed vitrines.
Edited by Emily Butler. Text by Dominic Eichler, Matthew Tyas. Interview by Iouri Podlatchikov, Kathy Halbreich.