An exhibition on Taiwanese ceramic arts — "Elogio de la Cultura: El arte de la cerámica taiwanesa pintada” —will be shown from July 10 to Aug. 23 at the Spanish city of Valencia. It is the first of its kind to be hosted by a national museum of Spain.
The exhibition will offer 87 selected pieces from museum collections and local kilns in Taiwan to present a concise history of Taiwanese painted ceramics. The exhibition is made possible by the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum and hosted by the Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí, the Spanish national museum of ceramics and decorative arts.
There are 4 sections covering the Chinese origins of ceramic art, classic ceramics, the aesthetics of ceramic art, and the craft in its contemporary form, allowing for visitors to gain an in-depth knowledge of Taiwanese ceramic art from its inception to its present form. The 87 ceramic artifacts in the exhibition represent a range of painted ceramics from the Qing dynasty to recent contemporary styles.
The Valencia exhibition is part of a traveling series that began in 2013. Its previous stops include Selb and Karlsruhe in Germany, and Talavera de la Reina in Spain. The Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí was chosen for its association to the late Spanish artist Manuel González Martí and its unique collection of Valencian ceramics.
‘Elogio de la Cultura'