Grand opening of " Yi Ding Liu Fang---Special Exhibition of Straw Glazed Porcelain in Song and Yuan Dynasties"

On the occasion of the whole country celebrating the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, " Yi Ding Liu Fang---Special Exhibition of Straw Glazed Porcelain in Song and Yuan Dynasties", which was planned by our museum and participated by more than ten museums and archaeological research institutes after three years, was grandly launched on July 2, 2020. We present gifts to the party's birthday with practical actions, to fulfill the general secretary's earnest instructions of "making cultural relics alive".

 

This exhibition is hosted by Jingdezhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast, News, Publication and Tourism and Huzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio and Tourism, and undertaken by Jingdezhen China ceramics museum, Huzhou Cultural Protection Management Office, Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture Tourism Group and Jingdezhen Tangying Society. A total of more than 200 exhibits were exhibited, including archaeological specimens unearthed from Hutian Kiln and Luoma Bridge in Jingdezhen, archaeological specimens unearthed from Fanshiqiao Site in Huzhou, Zhejiang, Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Jiangxi Provincial Museum and Yichun Museum, private collectors' collections, and  comparison between Jizhou Kiln in Song and Yuan Dynasties and Zhangzhou Kiln in Ming Dynasty. The exhibition will last until August 17th. In mid-August, an academic seminar on straw glazed porcelain in Song and Yuan Dynasties will be held.

 

Huang Kangming, former chairman of Jingdezhen CPPCC;  Liu Chaoyang, member of the Standing Committee of Jingdezhen Municipal Committee and Minister of Propaganda Department; Tang Liang, deputy director of Jingdezhen Municipal People's Congress; Yu Zhihua, deputy secretary-general of Jingdezhen Municipal Committee and party secretary and director of Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast, News, Publication and Tourism; Zheng Peng, first-class researcher of Jingdezhen Municipal Committee Propaganda Department;  Liu Zili, chairman of Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture Tourism Group; Zheng Jiali, deputy director of Zhejiang Archaeological Research Institute, Qian Hongmei, member of the Party Committee and deputy director of Huzhou Culture, Radio and Tourism Bureau; Zhejiang Province. Zhu Xuebin, Director of Cultural Relics Division of Huzhou Culture, Radio and Tourism Bureau; Liu Jin, Director of Huzhou Cultural Relics Protection and Management Office;  Chen Yun, Deputy Directorof Huzhou Cultural Relics Protection and Management Office;  Jiang Jianxin, Honorary Director of Jingdezhen Ceramic Archaeology Institute;  Weng Yanjun, Deputy Director, representatives of many cultural institutions and universities; ceramic experts, scholars and people from all walks of life attended the opening ceremony. Zhao Gang, member of the party group of Jingdezhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast, News, Publication and Tourismand director of Jingdezhen China ceramics museum, presided over the opening ceremony.

 

(Speech by Yu Zhihua, Deputy Secretary General of Jingdezhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Party Secretary and Director of Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast, News, Publication and Tourism)

Yu Zhihua stressed that he hopes to provide more academic reference for academic and research circles through this exhibition. Jingdezhen, as a city famous for its ceramics, ceramic art practitioners should take this exhibition as a good opportunity to show and exchange, absorb the nutrition of ancient ancestors' culture and art, and uphold the spirit of artistic pursuit of constant innovation. In the process of artistic creation, they should constantly enrich their creative forms and innovate their ideological expression, so that ceramic art can develop and upgrade in the process of integration, and promote the prosperity and development of ceramic art.

(Speech by Qian Hongmei, Party Committee Member and Deputy Director of Huzhou Culture, Broadcast and Tourism Bureau)

Qian Hongmei pointed out that Jingdezhen porcelain is an important commodity for economic and trade exchanges in the south of the Yangtze River. The rice-yellow glazed porcelain that Huzhou was invited to participate in this exhibition comes from Fanshiqiao site, which was discovered in Zhejiang Province in recent years in the Song and Yuan Dynasties with distinctive age characteristics and rich unearthed relics. It is hoped that this exhibition will strengthen the cultural interaction between Huzhou and Jingdezhen.

 

(Zhao Gang, member of the party group of Jingdezhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast, News, Publication and Tourism and director of Jingdezhen China ceramics museum, presided over the opening ceremony)

Zhao Gang said that from planning to launching, the exhibition was supported by Huzhou Culture, Broadcast and Tourism Bureau, Jiangxi Provincial Culture and Tourism Office, Jiangxi Provincial Museum, Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, Yichun Museum and other cultural institutions and all walks of life. This exhibition is a joint achievement of official cultural institutions and important private collectors in society. I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to all units and people from all walks of life who supported this exhibition.

 


(Professor Cao Jianwen, Professor of Jingdezhen Ceramic University and President of Jingdezhen Oriental Ancient Ceramics Research Association)

Cao Jianwen believes that rice yellow glaze porcelain in Song and Yuan Dynasties is another important porcelain variety after blue and white porcelain in Jingdezhen kiln. In order to burn the ritual vessels and sacrificial vessels with beige glaze and crackle glaze, Jingdezhen kiln workers changed the raw material formula of single porcelain stone of bluish white in technology, pioneered the binary formula of porcelain stone and kaolin, and changed the firing atmosphere from reducing flame to oxidation flame of bluish white. The kiln workers in Jingdezhen are good at learning, extremely negative in creativity, and can adjust their craft and product characteristics in time according to market requirements and changes in forms, and produce competitive brand products, which is also the reason why Jingdezhen ceramics is invincible.

 

 

 

(One of the exhibition curators, Mr. Huang Qinghua from Jingdezhen Tangying Society introduced the exhibition)

Huang Qinghua introduced that this exhibition has been prepared since 2017, which has received great attention from scholars at home and abroad and support from all walks of life. From the Southern Song Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty, Jingdezhen kiln industry itself was highly developed and its technological changes developed rapidly. Rice yellow glazed porcelain was a special product under such a unique background. The purpose of this exhibition is to clarify the kiln belonging problem of rice-yellow glazed porcelain which has puzzled academic circles for many years, and it is of great significance to explore and solve the kiln industry problems in southern China during Song and Yuan Dynasties. At the same time, it is also an important supplement to the history of Jingdezhen ceramics and a major exploration of its own porcelain making technology.

 

(Leading guests jointly launch the exhibition)

 

(Leading guests visit the exhibition)

 

(Leading guests visit the exhibition)

 

 

 

(Leading guests visit the exhibition)