Qingdao International Ceramic Exhibition
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: September 27, 2019
Qingdao International Ceramic Exhibition, which took place from Sept 21 to 28 in 2018, was expected to establish a professional and international platform to boost art developments and exchanges in Shinan district.
During the event, thematic activities such as International Ceramic Exhibition, Masters Interaction and Communication, Thematic Academic Forums, and Parallel Forums were held.
Featuring "fashion, originality and specialty", the 2018 event invited Jacques Kaufmann, president of the International Academy of Ceramics, an official NGO partner of UNESCO, and attracted about 20 top ceramic artists from more than 10 countries and regions such as the US, France and Japan.
The exhibition displayed nearly 100 modern ceramic products in various shapes and with diverse production skills to show different understandings and experiences of ceramic art between Eastern and Western artists.
Qingdao, an important node city along the Belt and Road and the venue for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in 2018, is an international metropolis of nine million people. The city's Shinan district, where the exhibition was located, has long served as a window on the city's reform and opening-up. The district boasts two famous national historic and cultural streets, and has buildings with various international design styles, including those from China, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain and the US.
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