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[GUIDED TOUR 導賞] Contemporary Blue-and-White: Turkish Ceramics by Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar 當代青花瓷
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

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“Contemporary Blue-and-White: Turkish Ceramics by Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar” Exhibition

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will present "Contemporary Blue-and-White: Turkish Ceramics by Mehmet Gürsoy and Nida Olçar" from June 1 to August 19, 2018. "Contemporary Blue-and-White" exhibits forty ceramic works by two award-winning contemporary Turkish potters. Both artists work in a traditional İznik style that makes use of contemporary design elements. Mehmet Gürsoy was recognised as a UNESCO Living Human Treasure in 2010, while Nida Olçar, a much younger artist, has continued the renowned workshop and ceramic style of her late father Sıtkı Olçar, who received the same prestigious UNESCO award in 2008.

İznik pottery is named after the town of İznik, where these finely decorated ceramics have been manufactured since the last quarter of the 15th century. Local craftsmen developed simple earthenware pottery into a more sophisticated manufacture of high-quality ceramics painted with cobalt blue patterns and coated with a colourless glaze.

This modern form of production developed under the patronage of the Ottoman court in Istanbul, which traded with China and greatly valued Chinese blue-and-white porcelain. Consequently, the iconography of İznik ceramics combined traditional Ottoman arabesque patterns with Chinese motifs. Today, contemporary artists remain true to traditional design sources by creating objects that relate to cultural exchanges from the time of the Ming dynasty.

《當代青花瓷:莫末切‧高索和奈達‧歐可的土耳其陶瓷》展覽

香港大學(港大)美術博物館將於二零一八年六月一日至八月十九日呈獻《當代青花瓷:莫末切‧高索和奈達‧歐可的土耳其陶瓷》展覽。展覽展出四十件由兩位獲獎無數的當代土耳其陶匠塑造的陶瓷。兩位藝術家致力於傳承融入了當代設計元素的傳統伊兹尼克風格。莫末切‧高索於二零一零年被聯合國教科文組織列為「人類活瑰寶」;較為年輕的藝術家奈達‧歐可,則傳承著已逝世、於二零零八年獲得同樣殊榮的父親索高‧歐可享負盛名的工作坊和陶藝風格。

伊兹尼克陶瓷得名於伊兹尼克鎮。當地自十五世紀的最後四分之一世紀起,已燒造出裝飾亮麗的陶瓷。本地工匠將簡單的陶器製作,發展成以鈷藍彩繪花紋、施無色釉、精緻而優質的伊兹尼克陶瓷。

這種現代形式的陶瓷生產,乃由與中國經營商貿,特別是貴重的青花瓷的伊斯坦堡鄂圖曼宮廷贊助。融合傳統鄂圖曼阿拉伯式花紋和中國紋飾,遂成為伊兹尼克陶瓷的標誌。今天,當代藝術家透過創造與明代年間、兩地文化交流息息相關的作品,來傳承傳統的設計靈感。

Date/Time04/08/2018 15:30-15:50
Venue2/F Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 04/06/2018 14:00(HKT) to 02/08/2018 18:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Chelsea Choi by email at cchelsea@hku.hk