On 5 December, 2019, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking jointly organized a lecture titled “Renaissance of Contemporary Chinese Ceramic Art in the Global Perspective – An Ever-going Challenge” conducted by Chinese ceramic artist Bai Ming.
The Chinese ceramic culture began in the Neolithic Age and has since developed for thousands of years. Over the millennia, ceramic art has developed a unique craftsmanship and comprehensive set of traditional aesthetics, and is also regarded as embodiments of the history and culture of China.
By reference of Bai Ming’s ceramic art and his vision, the lecture explored the renaissance of contemporary Chinese ceramic art in the global perspective, and analyzed the contemporary value of ceramics and its integration with tradition.
Bai Ming is widely recognized by the international art world due to his comprehensive and in-depth academic research and artistic practice on ceramics.
Born in 1965 in Yugan, Jiangxi Province, China, he is currently the Director of the Department of Ceramic Art in the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University and Executive Vice Director of the Art Museum in the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. His works are collected by important museums such as the British Museum, Musée Cernuschi, Paris, Musée de Salagon, France, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, University of Kansas Museum, USA, etc.
Since 1996, Bai Ming has held 30 solo exhibitions in China and overseas at prestigious museums and institutions. In recent years, several solo exhibitions of Bai Ming have gained international recognition. From 16 November 2019 to 15 March 2020, Keramis Centre de la Céramique in Belgium is holding a four-month solo exhibition Bai Ming: Vibrations of the Earth. In 2020, from 11 April to 10 August, Musée des Arts Asiatiques in Nice, France will also organize a large-scale exhibition for Bai Ming.