A Century of Glory . Ceramic, Poems and Calligraphy Exhibition – 2021.07.02
The Rui Cunha Foundation inaugurates on Thursday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm, the Ceramics, Poems and Calligraphy Exhibition “A Century of Glory”, highlighting the month of the Chinese Communist Party’s Centenary, founded on the 23rd of July, 1921. The event is co-organized by the Macau Wisdom Humanities Encourage Political Association and the Greater Bay Area Ceramic Art Collection and Exchange Association, with the support of FRC.
To celebrate this historic moment, 31 pieces of art will be exhibited, bringing together sculptures created for this event by renowned masters, but also borrowings from collections of different eras, with mixed themes and varied techniques, seeking to show the historical development of ceramic sculpture and the charm of these works over time.
«The various ceramic works in the exhibition were collected and kindly loaned by the Greater Bay Area Ceramic Art Collection and Exchange Association», reveals the artists’ manifest, with pieces dating from the 1920s, 1950s or 1970s. There are also commemorative works from 2021. «Some large-scale ceramic sculptures were specially created by two masters of arts and crafts from Guangdong – Huang Zhuonan (黃焯南) and Chen Peijin (陳沛津) – namely the “Kiang Wu Hospital”, the “Yilong Firecrackers Factory” and the ” Macau National Day Archway” pieces. These artworks are magnificent, rich in composition, vivid and lively, using techniques to express innovation in tradition and exquisiteness in novelty», suggests the same document.
The exhibition creatively combines three artistic modalities: ceramics, poetry and calligraphy. «It is particularly worth mentioning that the famous Macau calligrapher, Ng Choi Kun (吳在權) [President of the Association Encouraging Macao Humanities and Wisdom Policies], uses different calligraphy styles to write poems and themes specially composed by local writers for the ceramic sculpture exhibits». The poems accompany these pieces, with inscriptions on the sculptures or handwritten separately.
The message is festive. «Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the development of the Motherland has made great achievements that have attracted worldwide attention, and people from all ethnic groups in the country have united and made strides towards a better and happier life». According to the organizers, this is also a tribute that aims to «extol the core social values of national patriotism and the love for Macau».
Admission is free, but subject to limited capacity, in accordance with the health recommendations implemented by local authorities.
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