Magnificent Chinese Ceramics at M Woods Hutong

Magnificent Chinese Ceramics at M Woods Hutong
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For the first special project organised in its spaces, the private museum M WOODS presents, at its exhibition headquarters M WOODS HUTONG, a vast and varied body of ceramic works from the most prestigious private collections from all over China. Ceramics, always an art form among the most significant and complex in China’s art history and culture, possess important technical implications, as well as aesthetic and conceptual foundations that make it an ideal mirror of the various eras in which it developed and evolved. The ceramics on display, dating from the III to the IX Centuries, can be divided into four thematic groups recalling the figures that appear in the iconography of the ceramics, but also within the Chinese collective imagination - the hermit, the sutra, the alchemists and lions. From the references to philosophy and metaphysics of white ceramics, to the tricoloured ceramics which recall the cosmopolitan nature of the Silk Road and its trading, the exhibition presents various objects - human figures, mythological creatures, urns, vases in the iconic prunus form. Completing the scene, the participation of writer Liang Wendao, the musician IJAPA and artist Hu Junjun, creating a perfect connection between the old and the new, inviting visitors to pick up on visual cues and the cultural implications between two chronologically distant worlds which remain completely reconcilable conceptually.

Manuela Lietti - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing