(Featured image: Prosperity, by Caroline Cheng)
Ceramics is one of China’s biggest contributions to the world, with Macau having been a major gateway for the international ceramics trade. Sands China has invited Caroline Cheng, a renowned ceramic artist, to curate an international exhibition themed “All That’s Gold Does Glitter”. Some 80 masterpieces by more than 20 artists worldwide are displayed at Sands China properties and the Macao Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition, a series of activities are also being offered to the public.
The exhibition features works from international artists focusing on ceramics and has all types of sculptures: from mirrors to animal figures, there is an array of masterpieces to appreciate. They’re buyable, so be sure to search for the one you like most and contact the organizers for more details. It features Caroline Cheng’s Butterfly Dress, a beautiful gold version of her signature garment embroidered with porcelain butterflies. Variants of the dress are displayed around the world, from the British Museum to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The piece she has created will be the shimmering centerpiece of the show.
Cheng founded The Pottery Workshop, a ceramic art education and communication center established in Hong Kong in 1985. Since its beginning, four new locations have been created in Shanghai, Jingdezhen and Dali. Each Pottery Workshop location is unique. The Hong Kong location specializes in classes for adults and children. In Shanghai, they also offer lessons, as well as produce much of our ceramic ware. Jingdezhen is their biggest location, and invites artists from all over the world to its residency.
Other artists’ works on display are by Antonella Cimatti, Hao Yu Wu, Hirotsune Tashima, Konstantin Bessmertnyi and more.
When: June 6–October 9, 2019
How much: Free admission
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“All That’s Gold Does Glitter: Glamorous Ceramics” is part of the mega international art and cultural event Art Macao.
Happening from June to October this year, Art Macao brings together cultural institutions, hotel and resort operators, consular missions in Hong Kong and Macau to create an unforgettable atmosphere and cultural vitality to thrill residents and tourists alike.