Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large- scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives. His interventions have been made for diverse spaces worldwide, including The British Museum, London; The Frick Collection, New York; Ateneo Veneto, Venice; Schindler House, Los Angeles; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and the V&A Museum, London. De Waal is also renowned for his bestselling family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes and The White Road. He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011 and awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University in 2015.
LIBRARY OF EXILE
Edmund de Waal in conversation with Aanchal Malhotra
Edmund de Waal, the acclaimed and multiple prize winning author of The Hare With The Amber Eyes is also one of the leading lights of the contemporary art scene. In conversation with Aanchal Malhotra he talks about his current project, the Library of Exile that he created as a 'space to sit and read and be'. It houses more than 2,000 books in translation, written by exiled authors. Unveiled to great acclaim during the Venice Biennale 2019, this porcelain-covered pavilion is intended as a place of contemplation and dialogue. 'It is about exile,' says de Waal, 'what it means to have to move to another country, to speak another language.'