A crafts exhibition titled "Pearls on the Crown” featuring Taiwan's young artists on the international stage will be held at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute from Nov. 4 through May 1, 2016.
The special exhibition will showcase over 200 artworks encompassing accessories, ceramics, fiber arts, wood crafts, lacquerware, and stone carvings by a total of 56 young talents who were born during the 1970s and have won international acclaim.
Aiming to introduce and promote local young artists, the display will highlight their aesthetics and creativity as well as their involvement in world competitions, thereby outlining Taiwan's contemporary crafts development on the world stage.
Artists such as Lee Tsung-ju (李宗儒), who was awarded by competitions in Taiwan and South Korea, as well as Chen Ying-ting (陳穎亭), Lin Tsang-hsuan (林蒼玄), and Tsai Pei-chen (蔡沛珍), whose artworks were selected for competitions in China and Japan, are among the talented artisans featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition will also cover the history and development of world-famous competitions and fairs such as the International Ceramics Festival MINO in Japan; the International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Italy; Taiwan Ceramics Biennale; Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale; and other competitions in Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Two sub-exhibitions — "Universe Outside the Island” and "Contemporary Accessories” — will be held alongside "Pearls on the Crown.” Curated by PIN sstudio (別件室) and Chichic (七柒工作室), the side exhibitions will present the creativity of artists under these two studios and their overseas experiences.
Additional forums will be held during the exhibition for artists to share their experiences in entering international competitions and creating a personal brand. Advanced booking is required.
There is also a lucky draw for free gift giveaways (a limited daily offer). More information can be found at www.ntcri.gov.tw.
'Pearls on the Crown'
Exhibition of Taiwan Talents in International Craft Competitions