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Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East AsiaReshaping Traditions

September 11, 2015 through January 31, 2016

Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia presents works by the following internationally recognized artists to consider some of the most extraordinary developments that are reshaping ceramic practice today:

  • Ai Weiwei (China)
  • Ik-joong Kang (Korea)
  • Liu Jianhua (China)
  • Ah Xian (China)
  • Yeesookyung (Korea)
  • Harumi Nakashima (Japan)
  • Bui Cong Khanh (Vietnam)

Many over the course of millennia have appreciated the diversity and depth of ceramic traditions in East Asia. The featured artists continue this exploration of clay, creating stunningly diverse works that touch upon personal, global, political, and aesthetic issues. Juxtaposed with examples from the Museum’s permanent collection representing significant ceramics traditions in East Asia, the contemporary works in this exhibition illustrate how artists today employ their traditions as springboards for countless innovations, creating works that speak to today’s audiences.

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Advanced admission purchase is not required, but if you would like to pre-purchase tickets online, you may do so here.



Ah Xian
China, China-Bust 35
Porcelain in underglaze cobalt-blue with flower and bird design
Courtesy and collection of the artist
© Ah Xian

Bui Cong KHANH
Same Script, Different Cast
Porcelain, hand-painted
Courtesy of the artist and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
© Bui Cong Khanh

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