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Title

Madeln Curved Vase- Famille-Rose Olive Vase with Bat and Peach Design, Yongzheng Period, Qing Dynasty

2013

Artist

Xu Zhen

China

1977 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    2013
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    Porcelain
    Dimensions
    40.0 x 17.0 x 17.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Roger Pietri and DG Wilson 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    238.2014
    Copyright
    © Xu Zhen

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    Xu Zhen

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  • About

    The art of Xu Zhen plays provocatively with the notion of collision: from cultural ideologies and global histories to the act of creation and power of commerce. These central tensions relate closely to the climate of the early 2000s, a time of unparalleled economic development in China and rapid globalisation. This was the era in which Xu Zhen emerged on the contemporary international art scene as China’s representative at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

    In 2009 the artist founded MadeIn, an ‘art creation company’ that knowingly echoes China’s positioning as a global centre for the manufacturing of goods while also exploring the contested terrain between commercial production and artistic authenticity. This work, along with its companion 'Blue and White Vase with Design of Figures', resembles what is often thought of as traditional Chinese porcelain but was in fact produced in vast numbers for international export. Now closely associated with Chinese ceramics, the overglaze pink and red shades that became known as 'famille rose' were imported from Europe in the late 17th century. The Chinese term for them is 'yangcai' – foreign colours.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

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