• 4th September 2010 – 6th March 2011

Chinese Ceramics and the Early Modern World

Between 1300 and 1800, ceramic objects manufactured at southern Chinese kilns were some of the most universally desired products in the world. From humble Cambodian traders to the shahs of Iran and the princesses of Europe, the wide dissemination of Chinese ceramics testifies to cross-cultural encounters on a truly global scale. This exhibition, in partnership with The University of Warwick’s Global Jingdezhen Project, traces the remarkable journeys of Chinese ceramics  throughout the early modern world.

• 1st May 2010 – 29th August 2010

Animal Kingdom: Paintings by Li Fuyan

China has one of the greatest diversities of wildlife in the world, so it is of no surprise that throughout history animals have become significant in Chinese art and culture.  Historically many different animals have come to be used as auspicious symbols in Chinese art, representing good fortune such as luck, prosperity, wealth and long life.  “Animal Kingdom: Paintings by Li Fuyuan,” features fifteen pieces of the artist’s works.

• 1st May 2010 – 29th August 2010

Cutting Edge: The Evolution of Untraditional Papercuts

The Museum of East Asian of is pleased to announce that it will continue exhibiting highlights of the exhibition “Cutting Edge”.  Due to overwhelming public enthusiasm, selected highlights – including the Curator’s favourite piece – will be joined by other artefacts not previously exhibited, including traditional papercuts that are too delicate to be placed on permanent display.

• 19th December 2009 – 25th April 2010

Seifu Yohei and his Contemporaries: Meiji Ceramics in the Scholarly Taste

“Seifu Yohei and his Contemporaries: Meiji Ceramics in the Scholarly Taste” showcases some of Meiji Japans most talented potters with an array of ceramics aimed at the Chinese scholarly consumer. 

• 19th December 2009 – 25th April 2010

Cutting Edge: Untraditional Papercuts by Three Contemporary Artists

Cutting Edge moves a step further on from contemporary papercuts and themes into new and untraditional forms of papercutting. The focus on colours, and especially the layering of multiple colours within a piece, is a prominent theme throughout this exhibition. In the past, traditional papercuts have been two-dimensional, either monochrome or with colours applied to the design. This exhibition’s innovation comes from the layering of a series of painted papercuts, one on top of another, to create a sense of depth. In this way the artists hope to contribute to the development of papercuts as a modern art form.