Porcelain in contemporary Italian ceramic art- Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
From December 18, 2021 to March 17, 2022, the first Jingdezhen International Biennial of Ceramic Art will take place in Jingdezhen, China, at the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum.
The Biennial is organized by Zhong Art International (Italy) together with the Carlo Zauli Museum (Italy), the China International Exhibition Agency and the Ceramic Art Avenue Art Museum, commissioned by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. The Biennale is organized by the Municipality of Jingdezhen (China), China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd., Jingdezhen Ceramic University and the Municipality of Faenza (Italy). It is sponsored by the Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the Italian Embassy in Beijing, the Italian Association of Ceramic Cities (AiCC) and the European Route of Ceramics.
The theme of this first edition is the “Spirit of Ceramics” and the exhibition of the Italian pavilion is entitled In bianco. Porcelain in Contemporary Italian Ceramic Art, a project curated by Matteo Zauli and Xiuzhong Zhang that sees the participation of 30 Italian artists. “This exhibition project- declares the curator, Matteo Zauli- intends to be a synthesis of contemporary Italian porcelain which, here too, is a source of great fascination. A fascination that is linked precisely to the glorious history of Jingdezhen, a place that even here in Italy is identified as the spearhead of a China that, as is said among insiders, “is the place from which ceramic art derives”.
Chinese curator Xiuzhong Zhang adds: “The Chinese and the Italian civilizations are two civilizations that share the parallel histories of the long evolutionary process of ceramics, each with its own specificities linked to the raw materials available, to the destinations of use, to the techniques and to the different aesthetic tastes. With Zhong Art International we are constantly engaged in putting China and Italy in dialogue through cultural initiatives of common interest.