China has a deep-seated and long-standing association with porcelain. Dating back from thousands of years, Chinese ceramic has played an important role in China’s development through trade and diplomacy. From April 13 to May 17, the China Cultural Center will be hosting the exhibition “New China – Contemporary Chinese porcelain”, displaying 40 works of art made in fine porcelain.
Since Antiquity, Chinese porcelain has been a symbol of beauty, rarity and luxury. Known also as the white gold, this major invention by the Chinese civilisation had a significant impact on the art of pottery worldwide. Indeed, Chinese porcelain was highly appreciated by the European society and had a definite influence on the development of porcelain production in Europe.
Today, Chinese artists face the challenge of reconciling this rich cultural heritage with the country’s rapid modernization. The exhibition “New China” explores the evolution of ceramic art during the last 50 years and introduces 18 of the most acclaimed Chinese ceramic artists, characterised by their unique way of blending traditional methods with modern ideas. Although each one of the 40 works of art on display retains a strong sense of its own identity, the overall dynamism of the viewing experience comes from this persistent iteraction between past and present. Through the exhibition of fine contemporary porcelain, the audience will be able to enjoy the pith of this kind of art.
Exhibition “New China”
From 13.04 to 17.05.2016
China Cultural Center
China Cultural Center in Brussels
Shanghai Yipinghui Culture Development Co., Ltd
Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV
Mr CHEN Haibo
Monday to Wednesday
09:30 – 20:00
Thursday and Friday
09:30 – 18:00
Closed on May 5, 6 and 16