Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in MoMA's Exhibition: Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China
NEW YORK, September 18, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) themed Exhibition "Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China" opened. Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum designed by Studio Zhu Pei was invited to participate in the exhibition. Before the exhibition, Zhu Pei was invited to do an interview about the recently completed Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum.
This exhibition focuses on Chinese contemporary architecture. It highlights a new generation of Chinese architects and their commitment to social and environmental sustainability, focuses on the contemporary development and achievements of Chinese architecture, and promotes attention and research on the ecology of China's construction industry globally. Developed following a four-year research initiative, which has included extensive conversations with the architects and numerous site visits to all the projects presented, this exhibition uses the common interpretation of models, drawings, photographs, videos, and other media to try to explore the infinite possibilities that contemporary Chinese architectural design can draw from traditional culture.
The exhibition was organized by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Evangelos Kotsioris, Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design. Curatorial advice was provided by Prof. Li Xiangning of Tongji University, Shanghai. The exhibition is on view at MoMA from September 18, 2021, through July 4, 2022.
TANC reported and commented on Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum.
"Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum collected by MoMA has made an in-depth interpretation of the Ming and Qing imperial kiln ruins with a history of more than 600 years and the nearby residential areas from the urbanism, archaeology, anthropology, climate, and other fields. The whole project also adopts a mixture of recycled kiln bricks and new bricks. When designing the shape of the museum, the architect adopted the typical vault shape of the kiln and cleverly wrapped the ruins of the imperial kiln into the interior space of the museum at the same time."
"In Stierli's view, such research and practice methods are very meaningful. The architect is not seeking to build a grand building that can only be seen but is thinking about how to have some inner and far-reaching impact on the local area through architecture."