2020 KAUNAS bONE cHINA sYMPOSIUM
Kaunas Bone China Symposium www.porcelianosimpoziumas.lt/en/about/
Thankful for the opportunity to be invited to attend the International Bone China Symposium
at the Department Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania .
From3rd of August to 21st of August 2020.
The project is organized by: Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The project is partially financed by the Lithuanian Council of Culture.
Project manager: Head of Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts associate professor Remigijus Sederevicius, Maris Grosbahs, Giedra Petkeviciutė, Ieva Bertasiute Grosbaha.
『Kaunas 2020 exhibition of international Bone China Symposium.』
Kaunas Picture gallery of M.K.Ciurlions National Art Museum. Kaunas.Lithuania
until the 13th of September 2020. (Address: K. DONELAIČIO G. 16, KAUNAS 44213, LITHUANIA)
Bone China. Gold Luster. Wooden stand.
45 x 45 x 5 cm
I use my fingers to create a visual language to explore my personal identity. I challenged myself to use Bone China to make a circle shape, to express my feelings of living ' in-between' two countries (UK and Taiwan).
2. Wen-Hsi Harman
64 Cultural identity pots
Bone China. Ceramic digital print.
I collected this mould from the Lichte Porzellan factory in Germany in 2018.
Thank you monika patuszynska for letting me follow her to enter this abandoned factory.
It was sad to see this situation and see so many people lose their job and I wonder about the life of those makers .
3. Wen-Hsi Harman
Bone China. 24 carat gold leaf.recycle plastic material. Plaster. Ceramic ditigal prints.
I used these three sculptures to explore the relationship between different marterials.
I also wonder how I can be more concerned about our earth through the making process.
4. Wen-Hsi Harman
Sustainability wings jewellery
Recycle plastic. Mould-making. Ceramic digital prints. Metal wires.
43 x 36 x 4 cm.
I used these wing shape elements to express inner freedom and peace.
5. Wen-Hsi Harman
Kaunas Bone China writings.
Bone China. Fish line. Ceramic digital prints.
This artwork explores the relationship between Englsih and traditional Chinese characters ( Taiwanese) through Bone China ( making ) .
6. Wen-Hsi Harman.
Bone China. Gold Luster.
45x 30 x 2 cm.
I enjoyed walking in the Santakos park, Salos park, Vytauto park, Azuolynas and Pazaislio Misko park during my time in Kaunas, I created this artwork to reminded myself of this amazing experience during this pandemic time in 2020.
You are welcome to see more information from these links.
Wen-Hsi's page at the Kaunas Bone China Symposium www.porcelianosimpoziumas.lt/en/portfolio_page/wen-hsi-harman-2/
Fingerprints. International Bone China Symposium www.youtube.com/watch?v=hohcDU5wQPk&list=PLMiHZn9c5CrvzGgscqwZpvuXkP4LUYmq-&index=3
Sustainability Landscape www.youtube.com/watch?v=24rRlyyFgUc&list=PLMiHZn9c5CrvzGgscqwZpvuXkP4LUYmq-&index=4
64 Cultural identity pots www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCCMvmVOeQQ&list=PLMiHZn9c5CrvzGgscqwZpvuXkP4LUYmq-&index=19