New “China”: Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910–2012

When 21 Sep 2012 - 17 Feb 2013
Where China Institute
125 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
United States
Enquiry 212-744-8181

Photo courtesy of Peter Lukic/Mixed Art

September 21 2012 – February 17 2013

Press Release:

Jingdezhen, situated in the northeastern region of Jiangxi province, is known as the “Porcelain Capital,” and has served as the major source of China trade ceramics for the world for over 1,000 years. Jingdezhen cultivated an enormous industry of specialized and accomplished clay fabricators, glaze painters and kiln firers due to an abundance of raw materials, centuries of clay development and ravenous global demand. Since the Song dynasty, merchants have come from the world over to commission beautiful ceramic ware from the skilled artisans in Jingdezhen. New “China” will allow visitors to explore the authoritative influence of Jingdezhen on ceramic arts during the last 100 years. It will introduce a special group of modern and contemporary artists, who have revitalized Jingdezhen and bolstered the world’s ceramic market through their contemporary ideas and progressive techniques.

This exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery, directed by Willow Weilan Hai Chang and co-curated by Lili Fang, Director of the Art Anthropology Research Center of the Chinese National Academy of Arts in Beijing and a leading author on Jingdezhen studies, and Nancy Selvage, former Director of the Ceramics Program at Harvard University.

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