International ceramics exhibition in Sanbao Museum

International ceramics exhibition in Sanbao Museum
Oct 17, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
Terra Delft Gallery
Sanbao Museum Jingdezhen

International ceramics exhibition in Sanbao Museum in Jingdezhen, China, in collaboration with Terra Delft Gallery

From October 18 through December 1, 2018; after December 1 the exhibition is open by appointment only. Participating artists:

Johanpeter (JP) Hol, United Kingdom Martin McWilliam, Germany Karin Bablok, Germany Anne-Soline Barbaux, France Daphne Corregan, France Philippe Dubuc, France Ivan Jelínek, Czech Republic Mieke de Groot, The Netherlands Liesbeth Kamp, The Netherlands Karin van Paassen, The Netherlands Saskia Pfaeltzer, The Netherlands Hein Severijns, The Netherlands Susanne Silvertant, The Netherlands

Judith de Vries, The Netherlands Hidemi Tokutake, Japan Young Soo Kim, South Korea Young Taek Shin, South Korea Hwan Cheol Kim, South Korea Miki Shim Rutter, USA Daniel Stetzinger, USA Chao Karn Hae, Hong Kong Wong Ching Pong, Kevis, Hong Kong Yau Man Pun, Ben, Hong Kong Yung Yuk Ming, Hong Kong L22, Hong Kong

Since 2011, Terra Delft Gallery in the Netherlands and the Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China have had a strong collaboration. There are artist exchanges between these two organizations every year: Chinese artists come to Delft, and European artists spend time in Jingdezhen for artist-in-residence periods.

Each year, spring and autumn, Simone Haak of Terra Delft Gallery has served as the curator of the exhibition which takes place in Jackson Li’s Sanbao Museum. This autumn exhibition, with work from 17 artists, shows a great variety in subject and technique from East and West, and is therefore a unique representation of contemporary ceramics. The exhibition this autumn is co-curated by Johanpeter (JP) Hol, whose work is especially featured in the exhibition.

Since 2016 JP has been in Jingdezhen numerous times for work periods varying from a few weeks to months. As an artist, his point of departure is from an idea rather than from the material. His work is based on the human paradox: the individual in the group and the sense of forlornness that can be felt even as part of a group, the loneliness of the human condition. Some overlapping themes include the invisible things, shadows, what remains unsaid between members of a group, dystopia, and disneyfication. The inspiring creative climate of the porcelain city of Jingdezhen has made ceramics an important part of his materials repertoire; he also adds plastic, fabric, paper, paint, and metal to that.

The Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute is now 20 years old. In the coming two years this anniversary will be celebrated with diverse projects, with a concluding finale in 2020.

Since 2012, more than twenty European artists have spent time in Sanbao, Jingdezhen in order to work and exchange experiences. This has been an inspiring period for every one of them