Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in the 2021 Boshan Ceramics Biennale
The 2021 Boshan Ceramics Biennale with the theme of "imprinting" opened on October 23 in Yanshen Ancient Town, Zibo City, Shandong Province. In the name of ceramics, this biennale gathers modern art such as sculpture, architecture, video and music installations, presenting the creations of 20 artists and architects. Trying to find the traces of tradition from contemporary creations, and to experience traces of urban space development, people's lifestyles, environment and biological changes from contemporary creations.
The Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, designed by Studio Zhu Pei, was invited to participate in the Biennale, and presented the design concept through multiple ways of architectural models, image panels and video records. Located in the center of the historic district of Jingdezhen, adjacent to the Imperial Kiln Ruins of Ming and Qing dynasties, the Imperial Kiln Museum is a national museum of special significance, bearing the witness to the vicissitudes of China's porcelain culture over thousands of years. The Museum consists of eight staggered linear brick vaults of varying sizes and volumes, the prototype of brick vault structure is derived from the traditional Chai kilns of Jingdezhen. The design aims to rediscover and highlight the city's cultural roots. By introducing a series of innovations in its organization and materials, the goal was to not only produce a contemporary museum experience, but also re-create the connection between kilns, porcelain, and people.
Through the physical model, it is more intuitive to show how the museum is carefully integrated with the historical urban context with low, hidden, modest forms and appropriate scale.
Exhibition Name: 2021 Boshan Ceramics Biennale
Exhibition date: 23 October 2021- 23 December 2021
Address: Second Floor and Reception Center of Zhabo Square, Yanshen Ancient Town, Boshan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province