The Renaissance Society

Ashtray, 2023, by Shahryar Nashat

Shahryar Nashat’s practice takes up the body as it is distorted, mediated, and remade through technology. This limited edition, intended for functional use as an ashtray, combines the digital modeling files of multiple existing works by the artist, compressed together with software and kneaded into a new form. Made in Paris, they are rendered in clay with a special 3D printer, then fired and glazed. Their latticing and banding lines mark the process of their making. As in much of Nashat’s work, they gesture towards the remnants of living that are meant to disappear—literally holding onto the ashes.

Shahryar Nashat (b. 1975, Geneva) had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 2023. The same year he presented a new installation at LUMA Arles, followed by a solo exhibition at MASI Lugano in 2024.

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Additional information
Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 23 × 23 × 10 cm

Green, Pink



Glazed ceramic



Diameter: 6 1/4 inches (15.8 cm)


Each ashtray is from an edition of 20 + 10 APs.

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