MUSEUM NEWS | HEY! Ceramique.s – Paris, France | Chris Antemann, Crystal Morey, Mara Superior

Paris, France

Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre | Paris, France
on view through August 14, 2024

In this newsletter we introduce you to our colleague in France, Anne Richard, founder, author & curator of HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture. In 2023, she invited 30 international ceramic sculptors to HEY! CÉRAMIQUE.S  her latest and current exhibition on view in Paris at La Halle Saint Pierre Museum. A specialist known for discovering new genres, graphic art and pop surrealists, Anne was inspired to curate exhibitions that highlight figural sculpture in ceramic media.

Two ambitious 2022 exhibitions Anne curated introduced internationally known sculptors from Ferrin Contemporary. HEY! LE DESSIN featured recent works by Sergei Isupov and Jason Walker in Paris and the exhibition  Esprits Libres at La Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud in Limoges featured new works by Crystal Morey and Mara Superior. The three artists featured in HEY! CÉRAMIQUE.S  are Chris AntemannCrystal Morey, and Mara Superior.

 Each of the HEY! exhibitions present multiple works by the artists introducing them to new audiences.They are each documented by extraordinary, fully illustrated publications accompanied by commissioned essays. In the current edition, Maria Porges has written about Crystal Moreyand Lauren Levato Coyne about Mara Superior.



“Reflecting the visual and stylistic language of the 18th century, Chris Antemann’s art aims at transforming the status of the object while making parodies of social norms and taboos. Gender roles are often reversed, gestures and expressions are based on time-worn themes of passion, power and jealousy.” – curator essay by Anne Richard.

Chris Antemann, Kissing Booth, 2023, 17”h, photo Kendrick Moholt.


“From there, [she], like many of us, sees the news, imagines the future, and find solace in the triumphant artworks of the past. She is chronicling our time, a unique and strange mix of hope in the ace of humanities greatest collective threat— ourselves.” –  Mara Superior, Chronicling our Collective Hopes– essay by Lauren Levato-Coyne

Mara Superior, Birth of Venus (After Sandro Botticelli), 2021, 17.5” h, photo: John Polak.


“Quotations from eighteenth-century painting and sculpture, as well as from the extraordinary richness of that period’s porcelain, all come together in Pop/Surrealist figures of astonishing delicacy and beauty.”– Crystal Morey, Shaping Interconnectedness – essay by Maria Porges

Crystal Morey, RePlanting: Over the Land (Mt. Lion and Unicorn), 2022, 17.5″ h, detail.


Author, publisher, curator, founder of HEY! Modern Art & Pop Culture

Anne Richard has been working in the art world under three pseudonyms (Anne & Julien, Anne de HEY!, Rosita Warlock) since 1986. Her knowledge of pop subcultures, as well as a solid involvement in alternative arts, have made her a key player in the cultural landscape, thanks to her national and international achievements. In 2010, she co-founded the multidisciplinary structure HEY! modern art & pop culture, which she has directed ever since.

Photographer, Projects and Development Manager

Zoé Forget has been a member of HEY! modern art & pop culture since 2012. Initially a photographer, she is now also in charge of publications and exhibitions curated by Anne Richard. A graduate in photography from ENS Louis Lumière, she also holds a doctorate in Aesthetics, Science and Technologies of the Arts and is a lecturer at Paris 8 University. In parallel, she has been developing a personal photographic practice, focusing in recent years on hair and femininity.


Includes beautiful artwork photos, essays, and installation content of and about the exhibition. 

Released September 15, 2023
Edited by Anne Richard Bilingual (French/English)
250 pages
28 x 24.5cm
Published by HEY! PUBLISHING


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