site.btaContemporary Chinese Ceramic Art to Be Presented in Oreshak
Contemporary Chinese ceramic art will be presented at the National Exhibition of Crafts and Arts (NECA) in Oreshak, Lovech Region. The Chinese collection, dubbed Ceramic Traces from East to East, will go on public display officially at 5:30 p.m. on September 19 and will be on for a month, Exhibition Director Ivanka Dzhabrailova said on Sunday.
The chief curator of the Chinese show is Assadur Markarov, a Bulgarian painter who teaches at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. The event has been organized by the Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture Tourism Group, which will assist cultural exchange between the Taoxichuan Art Center (TAC) in Jingdezhen, Southeastern China and NECA-Oreshak.
The show is intended to boost China's cultural exchange with Bulgaria and promote long-term cooperation between cultural centres and ceramic art heritage sites, Dzhabrailova said. It features a wide range of works by artists from all over China, highlighting the country's ceramic art both from a historical and a contemporary perspective. Defying clear definitions and terminology, the exhibits combine modern, traditional and mixed techniques.
Works by several generations of artists from the TAC collection have been picked for the Oreshak exhibition. They shed light on the cultural relations between China and Bulgaria which, historically, emerged thanks to the Silk Road. Fifty-eight items by 12 artists will be on display. Presented in a non-linear fashion and varying from small works to monumental creations, the three-dimensional objects and wall panels will tell the history of the global development of ceramics as an art form, the press office of Troyan Municipality said.