Author(s): Joan Simon (Text by)
Edmund de Waal's art speaks to his enduring fascination with the nature of objects and the attendant history of their collection and display. Confronting European and Asian traditions of intimate craftsmanship with the scale and sequence of minimalist art and music, Edmund de Waal's ensembles of porcelain vessels evoke at once the delicate measure of Agnes Martin's sublime abstract paintings and the rhythmic pulses of the music of Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Joan Simon is an independent curator, writer, and arts administrator. She has published extensively on contemporary art for numerous journals, including Parkett and Art Press, and Art in America.