Dear media friends,
You are cordially invited to the press preview for Reshaping Tradition：Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia（重塑傳統：東亞當代陶瓷藝術展）to be held in USC Pacific Asia Museum from 6-8 pm on Wednesday September 9.
Reshaping Tradition：Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia重塑傳統：東亞當代陶瓷藝術展
2015年9月9日, 周三, 晚上6-8時
6:00 PM - Welcome Reception歡迎招待會
6:15 PM - Opening remarks by Museum Director, Christina Yu Yu, Ph.D. 館長致辭
6:30 PM - Exhibition walk through with Assistant Curator, Yeonsoo Chee策展人導覽
Reshaping Tradition is the first major international survey exhibition of contemporary Asian ceramics organized by the Museum. The exhibition aims to trace some of the most innovative and extraordinary developments that have re-shaped contemporary ceramic practice and presents works by these internationally recognized artists:
Liu Jianhua（China）- Artist will be present at preview 劉建華将出席媒體預覽會
Bui Cong Khanh（Vietnam）
The exhibition also presents select examples of pre-modern ceramics from the Museum's permanent collection, which reveal the impact of traditional ceramics on contemporary Asian artists.
展覽公共節目包括9月18日週五晚7-10時的藝術派對Fusion Friday 五夜薈萃，以及11月21日晚7時的越南藝術家和USC教授的對話Conversations@PAM，敬請期待。。
Please refer to the following invitation and attached press release for details . Links to the press release and sample artwork images are also included at the end of the invitation.
For RSVPs, please contact Nathalia.Morales@pam.usc.edu
USC Pacific Asia Museum is proud to present a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. The following are currently on view：
May 15, 2015 through May 15, 2016
Literati culture—the ideal of the scholar-gentleman—provides a thread connecting East Asia. Developed in China by the 11th century as a kind of “alternative” way of life and expression, it is often visualized in paintings of idealized landscapes and in bird-and-flower subjects that symbolize ideal character traits of the scholar-gentlemen. The View from a Scholar’s Studio illustrates how Japanese literati willfully adapted this Chinese culture over two hundred years with a select examples from the private Tiezudingzhai Collection, complemented by works from the USC PAM collection in three complete rotations.
EXHIBITIONS IN THE PERMANENT GALLERIES
In the new Orientation Gallery
USC Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to present a new permanent gallery featuring The Art of Pacific Asia. The Museum’s collection features Asian and Pacific Islander artworks spanning 5,000 years, which range from fine and decorative art to popular and folk arts. These objects reflect centuries of trade, creative endeavors, and cultural practices. Visitors to USC Pacific Asia Museum are invited to explore the collections, recognizing that societies develop as part of an interrelated world culture, and that each object in the collection has a story to tell. The Art of Pacific Asia introduces the geography, materials and meaning behind the art which visitors will enjoy throughout all the galleries at USC Pacific Asia Museum.
In the new Gallery of Korean Art
The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Gallery of Korean Art, The Arts of Korea, introduces the history and techniques of Korean paintings, textiles, ceramics and other art forms through thematic displays, audio tours and interactive components. One section of the gallery will feature objects grouped according to three different belief systems—Buddhism, Confucianism and Shamanism. These objects will demonstrate their connections to those traditions as well as their broader historical significance. Additional contextual information for some of the works will be provided by various audio and visual aids. A second section of the gallery will examine how contemporary Korean artists draw inspiration from tradition and maintain dynamic connections with centuries of Korean artistic heritage.
In the Ralph and Angelyn Riffenburgh Gallery
The five themes in the gallery are Philosophical and Religious Ideas, Art and Commerce, Tradition and Innovation, Status and Adornment and “Reading” Symbols. Within each of these sections, multiple objects in different media give the visitor a deeper understanding of the role art has played in Chinese society for centuries. For example, the Tradition and Innovation section will use a combination of contemporary and historic art to show how artists and artisans have responded to and reinterpreted traditions throughout history.
Reshaping Tradition：Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia
September 11, 2015 through January 31, 2016
Reshaping Tradition：Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia presents works by the following internationally recognized artists to consider some of the most extraordinary developments that are reshaping ceramic practice today:
- Ai Weiwei （China）
- Ik-joong Kang（Korea）
- Liu Jianhua（China）
- Ah Xian（China）
- Harumi Nakashima（Japan）
- Bui Cong Khanh（Vietnam）
Many over the course of millennia have appreciated the diversity and depth of ceramic traditions in East Asia. The featured artists continue this exploration of clay, creating stunningly diverse works that touch upon personal, global, political, and aesthetic issues. Juxtaposed with examples from the Museum’s permanent collection representing significant ceramics traditions in East Asia, the contemporary works in this exhibition illustrate how artists today employ their traditions as springboards for countless innovations, creating works that speak to today’s audiences.
Advanced admission purchase is not required, but if you would like to pre-purchase tickets online, you may do so here.