BING! BING! 砰砰! CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS

ARTISTS: Liu Jianhua, emmanuel boos, Geng Xue, Zhuo QI, Louise Frydman

35 avenue George V, Paris VIII | Until September 8th | From Monday to Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm

"BING! BING! 砰砰! CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS" exhibition brings together five Chinese and French artists who reinterpret the traditional art of ceramics in a contemporary way. This exhibition curated by Doors is our way to celebrate the Earth, our main source of fashion inspiration, by revealing the artistic possibilities of its raw materials, confronting various aesthetic languages and cultural meanings.

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    View of exhibition, Bing ! Bing ! 砰砰! Contemporary Ceramics, ICICLE Cultural Space, Paris.

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.

Liu Jianhua

Liu Jianhua is one of the most renowned Chinese artists of his generation. His sculptures and installations mix porcelain, found objects, detritus and various materials, developing an experimental practice of ceramics and a philosophical approach to shapes and materials. As a contemporary artist, Liu questions the culture and material history of China in the context of globalisation. Trained for fourteen years in Jingdezhen, world renowned Porcelain Capital, the artist has represented China several times at the Venice Biennale.

  • Liu Jianhua Lines N8 2015 19 Porcelaine 84 X 111 X 2 Cm Cliu Jianhua Avec Laimable Autorisation De La Galerie Pace

    Lines No. 8, LIU JIANHUA, porcelain, 84 x 111 x 2 cm (25 020 €) © Liu Jianhua avec l’aimable autorisation de la galerie Pace

EMMANUEL BOOS

Considered one of the best French ceramicists, emmanuel boos has been practicing this art since the age of 14. Citizen of the World, emmanuel boos lived in Korea, China, France and England before settling his studio down in Germany in 2015. Artist in residence at "Manufacture de Sèvres" between 2016 and 2019, emmanuel boos will exhibit at the Paris Museum of Modern Art at the end of 2021. His current work has favours closed shapes, falsely full, being both surface and volume: cobblestones, cubes, boxes or books, all mysterious and abstract. The artist seeks the unexpected, those happy accidents that make the beauty of imperfection.

  • Emmanuel Boos Sans Titre Monolithe

    Sans titre (Monolithe de Sèvres n° XV), EMMANUEL BOOS, new Sèvres porcelain, 36 x 30 x 8 cm (12 000 €) © emmanuel boos avec l’aimable autorisation de la galerie Jousse Entreprise. Crédit photo : Paul Nicoué / Courtesy Galerie Jousse Entreprise.

GENG XUE

Geng Xue is a Chinese multimedia artist who confronts the traditional art of ceramics with contemporary forms (video, animation, installation). Inspired by Buddhist cosmology, classical literature, Taoism and Western aesthetic traditions, Geng Xue believes ceramics belong in a magical world where the line between the physical and spiritual world is blurred. She was selected to represent China at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

  • Geng Xue

    The Poetry of Michelangelo, GENG XUE, video single channel, 19 mn 09 sec (39 565 €) © Geng Xue

ZHUO QI

Zhuo Qi is a Chinese former graduate of Mans’ Beaux-Arts (France), Geneva’s Haute École d’Art et de Design, and Limoges’ École Nationale Supérieure d’Art (France). He works and lives in France since 2008. Qi Zhuo’s artistic approach is based on the notion of culture shock. He fuels his work from the daily experience of the semantic and linguistic miracles generated by a long history of cultural gaps and misunderstandings. Through ceramics and a certain sense of humour, he confronts the traditions and craftsmanship that a globalised world brings together, without any transition or translation.

  • Qi Zhuo

    J’ai mangé une assiette - 2, ZHUO QI, 22 carats gold leaf and porcelain, 30 x 8 cm (3 525 €) © Zhuo Qi

  • Qi Zhuo 2

    J’ai mangé une assiette - 3, ZHUO QI, 22 carats gold leaf and porcelain, 30 x 8 cm (3 525 €) © Zhuo Qi

LOUISE FRYDMAN

Located in Burgundy, France, since 2015, Louise Frydman turned to ceramics after having began her career by composing light and delicate artwork using white paper. In her ceramics treatment, she retains the white mat aesthetic of paper as well as the finesse of her favoured material. 
‘I seek the encounter between strength and fragility, as I shape my sculptures in an ethereal way, yet they are powerful thanks to their monumental dimensions. Through a petal, a tree, the wind... I try to show my emotions’. 

  • Louise Frydman

    L’Envolée IV, LOUISE FRYDMAN, porcelain on panels, 160 x 50 x 10 cm (x4) (11 000 €) © Louise Frydman

Doors 门艺

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).

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