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"What do you really know about yourself?: Porcelain Objects by Liu Jianhua"
2003-05-22 until 2003-06-20
With his colorful porcelain figures of headless and armles woman clad in 'Qipao' dresses and placed in provacative poses on dinner plates, Liu Jianhua establised himself quickly as a new force in Chinese contempory art. The exhibition documents Liu Jianhua's development of the last few years up to the most recent plain celadon pieces (installations with this works will be shown in June at the Venice Biennale/China Pavilion and in the Centre Pompidou in Paris
Liu Jianhua about 'Regular Imagination', his most recent works:
"I duplicated things we are familiar with in daily life and produced them in celadon and white porcelain clay under high temperature. The pieces are what we know and recall. But after this kind of transformation, also put in a different situation, different space, different layout they will bring different inspirations to the audience: happiness, misery, excitement, dreams, secrets, terrors etc.. What’s more, porcelain has the characteristics of being hard in surface, but expremly fragile, which means that any pattern or fantasy is permanent in reality. People will live in a kind of fruitless circumstance and illusory mood, forever"
Colour Ceramic Series - Play
ceramic sculpture, 2002