Opening of the exhibition “New China”

The China Cultural Center is hosting from 13 April to 18 May the exhibition “New China, Contemporary Chinese porcelain”. On this occasion, a symposium on ceramic and Chinese porcelain was organised before the opening of the exhibition during which remarkable artworks could be admired by all.

On Tuesday 12 April, the China Cultural Center hosted a colloquium on porcelain followed by the opening of the exhibition of “New China”. The curator of the exhibition, CHEN Haibo, and six artists honoured with their presence during the two activities organised for this exhibition. Among them, there were ZHOU Guozhen who is 85 and his daughter ZHOU Fang, LU Yunhua, WEI Jiansong, ZHAO Qiang and ZHU Zhechi.

The colloquium began with two presentations followed by an exchange between Belgian and Chinese artists. The curator CHEN Haibo introduced the displayed artworks and the long history of Chinese porcelain while Laurence BERNARD, professor at University Saint-Louis in Brussels, presented the influence and the evolution of ceramic. The porcelain came from China to Europe and had a great impact in the West. According to Eve VAUCHERET, ceramist, the Chinese remain the masters of porcelain and the artworks currently displayed show a perfect mastery of the art.

In the evening, the opening was held in the presence of the artists, curator CHEN Haibo, director of the Center YAN Zhenquan, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Belgium XIANG Shihai, and the president of the China-Belgium Association Hans VAN DUYSEN. CHEN Haibo hopes that the exhibition will delight the amateurs and ceramist experts will be able to learn more.  The vernissage ended with three beautiful gifts as three artworks were offered: one of WEI Jiansong to the Museum of Far East also called “Chinese Pavilion”, one of ZHU Zhechi to the China Cultural Center  and one of ZHAO Qiang to the Chinese Embassy in Belgium.