Foshan China 2020-10-10
On October 9th, the Portuguese Ceramics Exhibition entitled "Porcelain Affection" opened at the Guangdong New Shiwan Art Museum in Chancheng District, Foshan. This exhibition is a showcase of Foshan’s cultural communication with the world.
The exhibition, organized by the Foshan Culture, Broadcast, Television, Tourism and Sport Bureau, and Foshan Foreign Affairs Bureau, displayed a total of about 40 Portuguese ceramic works inspired by Chinese porcelain. These exhibits are porcelains commonly used in Portuguese families, reflecting the far-reaching global influence of Chinese ceramics.
The collections on display are all from André Sobral Cordeiro, the Consul General of Portugal in Guangzhou. They are of different styles; some are of the vivid images of vegetables, fruits and animals, others are of designs delicate and exuberant. At the opening ceremony, Andre said, "The richness and variety of Portuguese ceramics are attributed to its wide usage and the Portuguese pursuit of exquisiteness. This is the result of the introduction of Chinese porcelain to Portugal, reflecting our commonness in values as well as crafts."
In the 16th century, Portuguese navigators opened the "Era of Great Navigation", which brought Chinese porcelain to the world, promoting the cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world. China has established profound friendship with other countries through porcelain trade. Portuguese porcelain is an important demonstration of this cultural bond.
Chen Xinwen, Director of the Foshan Culture, Broadcast, Television, Tourism and Sport Bureau, said, “The exhibition of Portuguese porcelain in Foshan, China’s porcelain capital, embodies the aesthetic tastes shared by the two peoples, and their connections and bonds based on the development and prosperity of ceramic art and industry I hope the exhibition is a prelude to a glorious cultural communication between Foshan City, Portugal and the rest of the world."
Exhibition Time: 10.9-10.25
Exhibition Venue: New Shiwan Art Museum (No. 1, Laixiang Road, Chancheng District, Foshan)