RAM Talk: Breaking Through the Ceiling of the Possibility of Glass Art Creation
Aug 19, 2018 Sunday 16:00 - 17:30
How have educators and artists specializing in glass art gradually developed their understandings on glass? We are honored to invite Zheng Wenqing, a glass artist and professional educator teaching glass art, to this talk to share with the audience how she has formed her own understandings on glass and what challenges and interesting stories she has experienced during her teaching. We also invite Liao Fei, a young artist who has tried various materials for different art expressions during his creation, to join the talk. Liao will explain how glass differs from other materials in art creation. After sharing their ideas about glass art creation and changed understandings on glass based on their personal experiences, Zheng and Liao will also talk about their visions of glass art creation.
This talk is jointly organized by Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum and Shanghai Museum of Glass, thanks for the sponsorship and support of Chance Art Foundation.
Zheng Wenqing, born in Yueqing, Zhejiang Province, is an Associate Professor and Master’s Supervisor at China Academy of Art, and a member of China Sculpture Institute. Zheng obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in 2009 at China Academy of Art. From 2005 to 2014, she visited the Glass Studio at the Fine Arts College at Shanghai University, the Glass Workshop at the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University and Pilchuck Glass School in the US as a senior visiting scholar. She co-authored the book Creation of Liuli Crystal, and published essays The Magical Art: On Klaus Moje’s Glass Art in Journal of the National Academy of Art, On the Suckers Phenomenon During Glass Kilning in China Science and Technology Achievements and Modeling Experiments to Explore the Internal Glass Based on the Hot Glass Casting Technology in Preservation and Development: Collection of Essays on Chinese Traditional Crafts and Modeling.
Liao Fei was born in Jiangxi in 1981 and graduated from shanghai Normal University in 2006. Liao is based in Shanghai now.Liao Fei’s practice originates from his doubts about his surroundings and his own self. He tries to approach “things” through his practice, employing physical materials through external forms of art to reveal the problems inherent in things. Confronting his art with an attitude of instrumental rationality, he strives to produce a perceptive intensity through thinking, logics and abstract concepts. His works transform the sense of balance intrinsic to mathematics into visual languages. Through his minimal, and almost solely linguistic expressions, we are then enabled to experience the presence of mathematical, logical and abstract things.
Opened in 2011, the Shanghai Museum of Glass is listed as one of the three must-visit museums in China by a CNN-owned website. Under the principle of Creating and Sharing Museum Aesthetic New Life, the Shanghai Museum of Glass founded the brand new and multi-functional Shanghai Museum of Glass Park. By blending the art and design exhibitions in the museum and entertainment programs in the other areas, the Park will offer a most vibrant and enriching art life.
Chance Art Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit art foundation founded in Shanghai. Through all diversified programs, CAF is devoted in facilitating the overall development of contemporary art innovation, education, and charity, and realizing the vision of bringing art to life.
In the name of “chance”, CAF aspires to add vibrancy and opportunities to the development of contemporary art. By supporting talented artists and launching exchange programs, CAF will build the platform for artists, curators, academics, collectors, galleries, public institutions.
Along with the booming art market, and based in Shanghai, CAF hopes to enable art to be the DNA of this city. Through sparkling the collision and resource in people’s heart, art can find its way to enrich people’s spiritual life.
Free admission, reservation is required.