BING! BING! 砰砰! CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS
ARTISTS: Liu Jianhua, emmanuel boos, Geng Xue, Zhuo QI, Louise Frydman
A TRUE EAST AND WEST ENCOUNTER
In Mandarin, the character 砰 (pēng) is the equivalent of the French onomatopoeia ‘bing!’: which evokes a sound of shock, of clash, and signifies a rupture, a sudden event that modifies reality. Revealing the artistic possibilities of the Earth raw materials, "BING! BING! 砰砰! CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS" exhibition confronts various aesthetic languages and cultural meanings linked to the art of ceramics. Born from this friction, the chosen artworks break free from ceramics conventions and show it in a novel way, playing with words, tones or matters - sometimes with humour. A unique encounter between prominent figures in contemporary ceramics and artists of the new generation.
In partnership with Pace Gallery, Jousse Entreprise, Loo & Lou Gallery.
Acknowledgment: Cité de la céramique - Manufacture de Sèvres.
Created in 2017 by Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, Doors 门艺 is a production and promotion agency for artistic projects based in Beijing and Paris. The agency aims at opening doors and fostering cultural exchanges between China and Europe through creative, innovative and unifying events. It collaborates with artists, institutions (Picasso Museum, UCCA, Giacometti Foundation, Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation) and brands (Hennessy, Lafite, Cartier). In 2021, Doors organises the exhibition "KAIWU. Art and Design in China" at the Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse in Lille (France).