Conférences

Le Congrès de l’AIC New Taipei City 2018 se concentrera sur des contenus spécifiques propres à donner des nouvelles inspirations et significations à ce rassemblement international. Afin de partager avec les membres de l’AIC et la communauté céramique mondiale ce que le Taipei Chinois et New Taipei City ont à offrir, nous avons choisi un thème approprié pour cet évènement: “Nouvel Orientalia: Fonctionnalité, Spiritualité, Diversité”.

Ce Congrès a pour but de promouvoir une réflexion critique sur ce que constitue la sensibilité orientale dans le domaine de la céramique. Quelle est l’âme de l’Asie et comment est-elle définie, interprétée et réinterprétée dans le cadre de la communauté mondiale des céramistes ? Comment les pratiques en atelier, les technologies de la communication, Internet et, plus récemment, le phénomène des réseaux sociaux ont-ils remodelé et transformé le dialogue avec l’Asie et en son sein ? Le Congrès a pour but de créer et d’ouvrir le dialogue sur ces questions d’actualité qui non seulement illuminent cette région du monde, mais encore accroissent ses connexions avec la communauté céramique à l’échelle mondiale.

Le thème du Congrès se divise en 3 catégories:

Thème 1: Fonctionnalité 
La fontionnalité se rapporte aux aspects pratiques et techniques de l’argile, en englobant l’esthétique du rituel et de l’usage.

 

Thème 2 : Spiritualité 

La spiritualité s’entend comme les forces intangibles mais puissantes de la tradition qui constituent la nature propre d’une culture, plutôt que des forces extérieures. Quels sont l’esprit, le concept et le contenu d’un artiste qui s’incarnent dans son œuvre ? Quel est cet état d’esprit qui personnifie des idées spirituelles et philosophiques ?

Thème 3 : Diversité 
La diversité met l’accent sur les interconnexions entre la céramique et les autres medias d’expression et ses hybridations dans d’autres modes d’expression culturelle. L’art, la culture et les styles locaux s’expriment à travers des processus créatifs divers tels que le design, les multimédias et la culture.

Il est prévu que l’Assemblée Générale et les sessions en petit comité se tiennent le 30 septembre, le 1er octobre  et le 3 octobre 2018, agrémentés d’un rapide parcours céramique et de dîners le soir. La journée du 4 octobre sera consacrée à la visite de lieux touristiques à Taipei.

Les journées du 29 septembre (entre la visite d’avant-Congrès et le Congrès lui-même) et du 5 octobre (entre le Congrès et la visite d’après-Congrès) sont laissées libres. Vous pouvez utiliser ces moments pour visiter le Musée de la Céramique de Yingge (où se tiendront les expositions thématique et libre, ainsi que la Biennale de la Céramique) ou les expositions satellites.

 


Conférenciers 


Keynote
9/30 – Sun.
09:20-10:20

 

Liao, Hsin-Tien

Hsin-Tien Liao, has PhDs in art history (University of Central England, Birmingham) and sociology (National Taiwan University) and is the director at the National Museum of History in Taiwan. He specializes in Taiwanese art history, sociology of visual art, study of art criticism and calligraphy. Liao was awarded The Gold Jue Prize by the Painting Association of the Republic of China in 2012, the LIN Yushan Academic Prize in 2004 and an essay competition award of Taipei Fine Art Museum in 1993.


Special Lecture
10/01 – Mon.
09:00-10:30

Yasuo Hayashi

Yasuo Hayashi began his artistic career in the 1950s, and is now considered one of the most important forerunners of abstraction in contemporary Japanese ceramics. His Cloud created in1948 is arguably the very first abstract ceramic sculpture made in Japan. In 1950, Hayashi was included in the first exhibition of contemporary Japanese ceramics to be held in Europe.


Special Lecture
10/01 – Mon.
09:00-10:30

Yang, Yuan-Tai

Yuan-Tai Yang’s works have been nominated at several high profile international events, including the 37th and 38th Italy Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art. He has also been invited to participate in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. Yang served two terms as a member of New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum’s Collection Appraisal Committee (modern ceramics category) and has been awarded the Achievement Award at the Taipei Ceramics Awards in 2001.


Special Lecture
10/01 – Mon.
09:00-10:30

 Liou, Chen-Chou

Liou, Chen-Chou has a master’s degree from Kyoto City University of Arts. He taught at the National Taiwan University Crafts and Design Department for 32 years. He has been on the jury panel for many significant ceramic and fine art competitions. Liou’s works have been exhibited and collected in many domestic and international institutes. In 2017, the Yingge Ceramics Museum awarded him the Taiwan Ceramic Achievement Award.


Special Lecture
10/01 – Mon.
11:00-12:30

 Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese contemporary artist. He has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions since 1984. Nara’s art work has been housed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). His most well-known and repeated subject is a young girl with piercing eyes.


Special Lecture
10/01 – Mon.
11:00-12:30

Hiroko Miura

Hiroko Miura is currently a senior curator at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. She has been curating since 1991 and has received the Ringa Art Encouragement Award in 1994. She has curated many important exhibitions for 27 years, dedicating herself to bridge the gap between contemporary ceramics with contemporary art. Her contribution as a curator demonstrates the flourishing status of the Japanese and international art.


Functionality
(20 minute lecture)
10/02 – Tues.
09:00-09:20

Ah Leon

Ah Leon has been creating ceramic art for more than 20 years, during which time he has held major ceramic solo art exhibition at 11 museums in the US, displaying work in the US, Norway, Denmark, Holland, France, South Korea and Taiwan. 2003 visiting chair professor for the Freeman Professorship in the department of art and East Asian studies at Cornell University, USA; 2001 resident artist at the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, South Korea; 2001 nominated as an outstanding artist by the Goldwater Foundation at Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State, USA. Since 1998 he has served as a lecturer and resident artist on ceramic art programs at various universities in the US.


Functionality
10/02 – Tues.
09:25-09:45

Chang, Ke-Ming 

“Fanatic Creations” is a brand established in 2007 by ceramic artist Ke-Ming Chang. Chang applies celadon, crackle glaze, iron glazes in his functional wares, which are then completed by combining various materials such as metal and wood with his ceramic work. His unique and bold combination style has delivered the perfect tea set that incorporates the old with the new. For the past ten years, Chang is well known for his contribution in converting the traditional crafts into a fashionable style in Chinese Taipei. His mixed media tea sets and furniture are widely collected by tea masters, artists, and ceramic collectors.


Functionality
10/02 – Tues.
09:50-10:30

 Chow, Yu 

Founder of the Wistaria Tea House. In 1981, Chow Yu opened Wistaria Tea House which deeply influenced the renaissance of tea culture in Taiwan. The tea house in its early days became a meeting place for social activists and critical scholars holding many symposiums and public discussions. For the past 30 years, the Wistaria Tea House has provided a space to support many well-educated youngsters and culturati to flourish their talent. Chow Yu successfully developed a new « way of tea » by creatively transforming Daoist aesthetics and the idea of self-cultivation traditionally cherished by Chinese literati within the sphere of consumer culture. This mixture gave Wistaria Tea House its unique atmosphere and cultural significance.


Functionality
10/02 – Tues.
11:05-11:25

 Lee, Boo Yun

Lee, Boo Yun is a professor at Department Applied Art Education, Department of Applied Art, Hanyang University. She received her Ph.D. (1983) from University of Missouri, Columbia. In 1975 at the Korea Design Exhibition, she was the youngest ceramic artist was selected as the selected artist with 3 times successive winning special prizes in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Today she serves as an invited artist and juror for the same event. Lee has exhibited extensively both in Korea and internationally. Exhibitions: 13 solo exhibitions and numerous invited and group exhibitions more than 250.


Functionality
10/02 – Tues.
11:30-11:50

Andoche Praudel

Andoche Praudel was awarded his PhD in 1978. He lived as a painter until 1989, when he was first introduced to ceramics by the Japanese in Mexico. Praudel then visited Kōbe City, where he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to ceramics. Incorporating his French roots with the Japanese culture, he published two books in 2001 and 2006. In 2010 he collaborated with RAKU Kichizaemon XV and exhibited his work in the Sagawa Art Museum in Kyoto. Andoche Praudel periodically shows his Raku fired tea bowls and sculptures in Japan and France.


Spirituality
(20 minute lecture)
10/02 – Tues.
13:30-13:50

David Jones

David Jones represents the UK, Ireland, Benelux on the governing council of the IAC. He is a Fellow of the Crafts Potter Association of England. He was awarded his PhD by publication in ceramics by Manchester Metropolitan University. He lectures in ceramics at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. In addition to a range of articles critically contextualising ceramic work and practice, he is also the author of two books that examine the ideas underpinning ceramic making and firing.


Spirituality
10/02 – Tues.
13:55-14:15

Sakuliu Pavavalung

Sakuliu Pavavalung, was born in the Tjavadjan tribe, located in southern Chinese Taipei. As an aboriginal, he was aware of how his culture was treated differently by the popular Han culture. The disappearing aboriginal culture encouraged him to explore his own roots. In 1981, he revived Paiwan’s tradition of pottery techniques and has set up a studio in Tavaran by 1984, which was dedicated to the traditional craft practice and painting. In 1997, he organized the ‘Tjavadjan Classroom’, which was devoted to promoting the arts and education for the aboriginals, moreover to encourage young people to return to strengthen the continuation of their culture. Besides participating in many aboriginal exhibitions, he was awarded with various prestigious recognitions, which includes the recent 20th National Arts Awards.


Spirituality
10/02 – Tues.
14:20-14:40

Albert Yonathan Setyawan

Albert Yonathan Setyawan was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. He is a professional ceramic artist based in Kyoto and currently a second-year Ph.D. candidate at Kyoto Seika University focusing his research on Indonesian Contemporary Ceramic Art. In his practice, he has also incorporated several other mediums such as drawings, video, and performance art in his ceramic works. He represented Indonesian Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and participated in SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at MORI Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan in 2017.


Spirituality
10/02 – Tues.
14:45-15:05

Peter Ting

Peter Ting is a global designer of product, creative direction, branding and retail concepts. Peter designed china for Thomas Goode, and became the Managing Director of the Thomas Goode Bone China Manufactory, and joined Asprey and Garrard as head of Homeware. He has designed commissions for Harrods, Liberty, Barneys, Neiman Marcus Gump’s, Loveramics. His first capsule clothing collection ‘Flutter’ launched in August 2014 with the fashion design team at high-street retailer Oasis. Peter guided French / Asian porcelain brand Legle through a complete brand transformation, also creating several collections of tableware for The Peninsula, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, and famed 3 Michelin starred restaurants like Lung Kin Heen and Otto et Mezzo. Peter has been visiting and working in Dehua since 2004.


Spirituality
10/02 – Tues.
15:10-15:30

Madhvi Subrahmanian

Born in Mumbai, Madhvi Subrahmanian is an artist, curator and writer. Her initial training in ceramics was at the Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry India and she has attained her Masters in Fine Arts from SMU, Dallas, TX.  She currently lives and works between Mumbai and Singapore. Madhvi has been awarded grants such as the Charles Wallace Grant and the India Foundation of the Arts. Her sculptures and installations can be seen in several private and public collections such as the Mumbai Domestic Airport, India, Shigaraki Ceramic Sculptural Park, Japan, and Fule museum in Fuping, China.  Madhvi’s works have been published in international magazines, like Ceramic Art and Perception, Nueve Keramik and in books like Smoke firing by Jane Perryman and Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper. 


Spirituality
(5 minute lecture)
10/02 – Tues.
15:35-15:40

Wan, Liya

Wan, Liya was born in 1963 and established his studio in 1989. He has had a residency at the European Ceramic Arts Center (EKWC) in 2004. In 2010, he completed an advanced workshop at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He became a member of the IAC in 2016. Wan has participated in many solo exhibitions and group exhibitions domestically and internationally, his works were shown in China, US, South Korea, the Netherlands, Britain and more. Wan’s works are collected worldwide by significant galleries, including China National Academy of Painting, Bristol Museum &Art Gallery.


Spirituality
(5 minute lecture)
10/02 – Tues.
15:45-15:50

 Zhi, Min

Zhi, Min was born in 1975. He is the current vice dean of the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Sculpture Department and the project leader of the « The Nationalization of the 20th Century Chinese Modern Sculpture Studies  » and the art practice research on “Skyphenomena and the Four Gods” for the National Social Science Foundation. In 2006-2007, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Zhi was selected by the Chinese Artists Association to participate in the « Chinese young artists overseas advance study project » and went to France to study sculpture art from 2011-2012.


Spirituality
(5 minute lecture)
10/02 – Tues.
15:55-16:00

Agnes Husz

Agnes Husz, a Hungarian born ceramic artist, is considered today as one of Japan’s outstanding artists in the field of ceramics. In 1990, after receiving her master degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest, she is artist in residence at several international workshops. It is in Holland in 1993 at the European Ceramics Work Center where she develops her first « spiral objects ». Living in Japan since 1993, Husz has a specific resonance with the Japanese environment, culture and ways of thinking. Whirls, bandaged shapes, spirals hang on one another implying the motion of binding and unbinding, of drawing in and swinging out. A never ending circumvolution of living forces through nature into infinity…a philosophy of a cosmic Nature.


Diversity
(20 minute lecture)
10/03 – Weds.
09:00-09:20

Julie Bartholomew

Dr. Julie Bartholomew is an artist and educator in ceramics. Julie is Head Ceramics Workshop at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Australia and abroad. Julie has been the recipient of numerous awards including four Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, the Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency for 2009. After receiving an Australian Post-Graduate Award, Julie completed her Doctorate at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney in 2006. In the same year, she was the winner of the International Gold Coast Ceramics Award. Julie’s work has been collected internationally by significant art galleries including the National Gallery of Australia and the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Chinese Taipei.


Diversity
10/03 – Weds.
09:25-09:45

Ray Chen

Ray Chen received his Master of Fine Arts in 1997 from The School for American Crafts, majoring in Ceramics/Ceramics Sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA and BFA, Ceramics, from Ohio University, USA. Currently, He serves as the Director of Fine Arts Department at the New England Institute of Education, USA. Ray is a member of International Academy of Ceramics, and serves as an advisory board member of International Shino Symposium, Beijing, China. He has conducted numerous regional, national and International Ceramics Symposiums, and juried numerous regional, national and international ceramic exhibitions. Ray’s ceramic works have been exhibiting both nationally and internationally with numerous reviews and publications. He also has been invited in many exhibitions, traveling and lecturing over 26 countries.


Diversity
10/03 – Weds.
09:50-10:10

Sean Hu

Sean C.S. Hu received M.A. degree in Art Administration in Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Now Hu is the board member for Jut Foundation for Arts & Architecture, the Adviser of the Association of Visual Arts in Taiwan, Taipei City Government Policy Consultant, VT Artsalon Co-Founder, as well as Doubles Square Curator and the CEO of Hu’s Art Company. He has been Invited visiting fellow by British Council to London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow in 2016, selected as “VOGUE PEOPLE 101” in 2009, Asian curator representative for “Shanghai Art Fair” in 2008.


Diversity
10/03 – Weds.
10:45-11:05

 Shabanali Ghorbani

Born in 1976 in Karaj City, Iran. Graduated from University of Arts, Tehran in 2010 with a MFA in Crafts (Ceramics) and PhD in Research in Arts (Ceramic Art and Design Education) from Art University of Isfahan (AUI) in 2016. Currently a faculty member of the School of Crafts, Art University of Isfahan and a ceramics studio owner and practitioner, works professionally in the field of architectural ceramics from 2000. Winner of several artistic and scientific awards and has published articles in various art and science journals. Ghorbani is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), the Institute of Contemporary Visual Arts and the Iranian Sculptor Artists Society.


Diversity
10/03 – Weds.
11:10-11:30

 Ning, Gang

Ning, Gang, the president of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, deputy secretary of the CPC, associate professor, member of the 7th State Council academic degrees committee. Ning is a master of Chinese ceramic art, a juror for the Chinese Arts and Crafts Master, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, vice chairman of China National Ceramics Masters Union, winner of Special Government Allowances of the State Council, member of China Ceramic Industry Association, vice chairman and secretary of the Arts Council, senior consultant of Building & Sanitary Ceramics Association of China, chairman of the Decoration Committee, vice chairman of the Ceramics Branch of China Silicate Society. He was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award of Ceramic Art Education by the China Light Industry Council and China Ceramic Industry Association.


Diversity
(5 minute lecture)
10/03 – Weds.
11:35-11:40

 

Wang, Shengli

Graduated from the Luxn Academy of Fine Arts Department of Chinese painting in 1985. In 1998, he graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts printing department. Wang then worked in Jilin Wenshi Publishing House since 1992. In 2000, he studied ceramic technique in Jingdezhen, Yixing, Zibo and established Dan Ceramics studio in 2001. He is currently a mentor at the Design Academy, Jilin University of the Arts and a visiting professor at the Art Institute of Jilin University.


Diversity
(5 minute lecture)
10/03 – Weds.
11:45-11:50

Tetsuya Tanaka

Tetsuya Tanaka exhibits on a national and international level, having work exhibited in Taiwan, South Korea, Russia, USA, India, Hungary, Croatia and China. He was invited to a Guest Artist Residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) in the Netherlands, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan and The Clay Studio in USA. 


Diversity
(5 minute lecture)
10/03 – Weds.
11:55-12:00

Wen-His Harman

Wen-His Harman (1984-) was born in Taipei, Taiwan and is a ceramic artist currently living and working in Bristol, United Kingdom. She also is a member of the International Academy of Ceramic. Currently, she is studying her practice-led research PhD in ceramics at Bath Spa University, UK. Harman has exhibited her work internationally such Taiwan, South Korea, Britain, Germany, France, China, Denmark and Australia. Her work is also in the public collections such as the Compass Centre, Bristol, UK (2017). The Fule International Ceramic Art Museum in China (2016). The Ceramic Foundation in South Korea (2015).


Diversity
(5 minute lecture)
10/03 – Weds.
12:05-12:10

Anna Calluori Holcombe

Anna Calluori Holcombe was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA of Italian immigrant parents. She received her MFA in ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1977. From 2007 – 2010, she served as Director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida and is currently a Professor of Ceramics there.

Calluori Holcombe exhibits on a national and international level. Most notable of her exhibition awards is the Gold Medal for the 46th International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts, Faenza, Italy in 1989. Her work is represented in numerous international journals such as Ceramics Technical, Ceramics Ireland, New Ceramics and Ceramica. In 1997, she was honored as a Fellow of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts for her accomplishments as President. She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics since 2002.