On the morning of December 11, “The Beauty of Books and Paintings and the Connotation of Celadon ● China Longquan Celadon Art Exhibition” was opened at the Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum.
Xiao Gang, the deputy secretary of the party committee and president of Lishui College, delivered a speech and announced the opening of the exhibition. Xu Jingming, the director of Lishui Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau, and Wang Yingxiang, the director of Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. Zheng Rong, the Vice President of Zhejiang Folk Artist Association, Zhou Wu, the Dean of the College of Arts and Crafts of China Academy of Art, Yang Cheng, the Vice President of the City College of Zhejiang University, Lu Weisun, a China Ceramic Art Master, and the Vice President of Zhejiang Celadon Association, Wu Lihua, the deputy director of the Lishui Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau, and experts, scholars, masters and media reporters from the fields of calligraphy, painting, and ceramics in Hangzhou and Longquan attended the opening ceremony.
The exhibition was co-hosted by the Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau, Lishui College and Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum. More than 80 pieces of Longquan celadon works were unveiled in Hangzhou, demonstrating the spirit of openness, enterprising and pioneering of the new generation of celadon people in the new era, which also demonstrated their new look in exploring the combination of painting and celadon in their work. Longquan celadon masters donated 16 pieces of celadon works to the Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, and Wang Yingxiang awarded the masters a certificate of collection.
Longquan celadon has been around for thousands of years, which contains the diligence and wisdom of China and is a precious intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Lishui Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government attach great importance to the revitalization of Longquan celadon, instructing to do a good job in ‘deepening, materializing and transforming’ the sword & porcelain culture, so as to make the road of celadon- the road of opening up to revitalize brilliantly. The Lishui University promotes the idea of ‘characteristic school running’, based on the Longquan celadon culture, and co-founded the China Celadon Academy with Longquan to explore a new mechanism for cultivating talents with the cooperation in production, teaching and research.
The works on display reflect the new exploration on contemporary celadon art decorative form, and some original celadon creative works have also emerged, as well as the sincerity reflected in the celadon cultural innovation and development. At the same time, they also reflect the achievements of blue porcelain with local and university characteristics, and create an open dialogue for the combination of art and celadon with calligraphy, painting and so on.
The exhibition also carried out events such as celadon art salon, painting and calligraphy circles, and well-known ceramic experts and scholars participated in the discussion. (Municipal Culture, Advertising and Publishing Bureau)