NYCGF logo 2015

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
(between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY

SELECTED WORKS FROM CURRENT PROJECTS
Ferrin Contemporary booth on the 4th floor

MADE IN CHINA: THE NEW EXPORT WARE
Ferrin Contemporary Special Exhibition Booth on the 3rd Floor

EVENTS

MEET THE ARTISTS
in the Special Exhibition Booth on the 3rd Floor

Join us for a conversation about MADE IN CHINA: THE NEW EXPORT WARE with artists Sin-ying Ho and Robert Silverman. The discussion will be moderated by Leslie Ferrin, curator of MADE IN CHINA and director of Ferrin Contemporary. A tour of the exhibition with the artists and curator, will follow.

MADE IN CHINA ARTIST & CURATOR LECTURES

Friday, January 23, 2015

12 noon
ARTIST TALK: Paul Scott
Duchess, Dogs, Detroit, Dragons, Handles and Cherrypickers: Re-Animating the Transferware Archives of an Industry 
with Paul Scott: artist, author, and professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Norway

1:30 p.m.
BOOK SIGNING: Paul Scott
Join us! Paul Scott will sign and present his new book Horizon, Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics.

2 pm
CURATOR TALK : Leslie Ferrin
Made in China: New Export Ware from Jingdezhen with Leslie Ferrin, curator of MADE IN CHINA and director Ferrin Contemporary

4 pm
ARTIST TALK: Garth Johnson
I’m So Fancy: Young Artists Take On Historical Ceramics with Garth Johnson, Curator of the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center and Director-at-Large of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

 

Saturday, January 24

12 noon
LECTURE: RON FUCHS II
The Most Dangerous Imitations: Fake Chinese Export Porcelain of the 1920s and ’30s with Ron Fuchs II, Curator of the Reeves Collections at Washington and Lee University.

3pm
CONVERSATION and TOUR with artists and curator

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SELECTED WORKS FROM CURRENT PROJECTS

Frances PalmerFrances Palmer, "Oval Footed Bowl with Trees" 2014, porcelain, cobalt, glaze, gold luster, 13 x 6.5 x 7".

Bonnie Smith

This group exhibition brings together work by several top ceramic artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary. Included will be pieces by Stephen Bowers, Claire Curneen, Steven Young Lee, Frances Palmer, Paul Scott, Bonnie Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Mara Superior, and Kurt Weiser. Form and surface merge in various constructions embodying elements of the human form, of animals, and of abstracted thought. The work in this exhibit gives a taste of the broad range of work being created in ceramics today.

MADE IN CHINA: THE NEW EXPORT WARE

Sam Chung

Future Retrieval

Future Retrieval, "Gangsters Paradise" (installation) detail, 2014, porcelain, wood, cut paper, 40 x 20 x 8".

MADE IN CHINA examines the contemporary, ceramic-centric exchange between eastern and western artists and markets. Marked by ever-increasing cross-cultural collaboration, this contemporary ceramics movement emerging from China is urging a re-definition of today’s export ware.
Exploring the growing cultural exchange between east and west.
With increasing frequency, western artists are traveling to China to produce ceramic work using traditional Chinese methods. In this exhibition, Ferrin Contemporary brings together work that reveals the essential aspects of contemporary ceramics currently coming out of China.

It is a dynamic relationship with appropriation and collaboration occurring in both directions.