"Stunning Edge,” an annual key event featuring the ceramic art of Northeast Asia, will be hosted by Taiwan this year.
Initiated by academic departments in ceramic art from Taiwan, China, Japan, and South Korea, the exhibition will kick off at the Taipei Branch of the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI) on Aug. 20.
This year, roughly 380 ceramic crafts, including 120 from Taiwan, will be presented by a total of 55 universities from participating countries, marking the largest exhibition to be held at the NTCRI Taipei Branch since its inauguration in 2015.
Moreover, artworks made by teachers and students from the University of Sydney will also join the 2016 edition of the exhibition.
An additional fringe exhibition titled "‘BRAND' New,” which features eight emerging ceramic brands from Taiwan, will be held alongside "Stunning Edge” to promote the products and visibility of Taiwanese brands.
The exhibition is expected to enhance cultural exchange between countries in Asia, as well as help the development of Asian contemporary ceramic art. After its showcase in Taipei, the exhibition will travel to the NTCRI's headquarters in Nantou County on Nov. 26.
'Stunning Edge - Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia'