October 4 Visiting tour day in Taipei

First , we did go to the National Palace Museum in Taipei. A huge museum with of course lots of ceramic art.

Yixing ware with painted enamels, 15th year of the Daoguang reign 1835.

Yixing ware with painted enamels, 15th year of the Daoguang reign 1835.

Red dragons in “Wucai” polychrome enamels, Qing Dynasty 1662 - 1722.

Red dragons in “Wucai” polychrome enamels, Qing Dynasty 1662 - 1722.

Jade ewer with lotus-style handle, Ming Dynasty, 1463 - 1644 C.E.

Jade ewer with lotus-style handle, Ming Dynasty, 1463 - 1644 C.E.

We had a delicious lunch after which we went to the Beitou Hot Spring Museum. A beautiful Japanese bath house. It was built in 1911 during the Japanese rule of Taiwan. After the handover to China it had several uses. In 1998 it was totally renovated into a historical site.

Then we went to the Dalongdong Baoan Temple, a Taiwanese Folk religion temple. The site was built from 1805-1830 and is now a Cultural Heritage site.There are so many decorations!! Just incredible!

Decoration on top of the temple gate.

Decoration on top of the temple gate.

Holy watch dog.

Holy watch dog.

Many holy stories.

Many holy stories.

Scene of holy story.

Scene of holy story.

The inner temple.

The inner temple.

The dragon signifies strength, power and good luck.

The dragon signifies strength, power and good luck.

The holy tiger, the king of all beasts and represents powerful energy.

The holy tiger, the king of all beasts and represents powerful energy.

48th International Academy of Ceramics in Taiwan.

Today September 30, 2018 is the opening of the 48th International Academy of Ceramics in Taiwan.
I flew there yesterday straight from Amsterdam.

I met already some friends.
The conference was opened by the Mayor of Taipei City.
Then the Director of the National Museum of History Liao, Hsin-tien gave the keynote speech about that art can express better what is difficult to say in words: West wind blowing to the East: The “Re-Orientalization”.

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Conference logo

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Introduction by Mayor of Taipei City

Discussion about the topic of the conference with the president of the IAC Jaques Kaufmann.

Discussion about the topic of the conference with the president of the IAC Jaques Kaufmann.

Explanation of the conference.

Explanation of the conference.

In the afternoon we went to the city Yingge where they have the Yingge Ceramics Museum. It showed the wonderful works of the member of the AIC. The museum’s permanent collection showed the history of ceramics in Taiwan. Then we walked through the ceramics park with many ceramic works to the building where they offer the residency program and saw the great studios and spaces where you can do your research work for about 2 months.

Member art work by Shamai Gibsh.

Member art work by Shamai Gibsh.

Artwork in Yingge Ceramic Park.

Artwork in Yingge Ceramic Park.

Explanation of the Member exhibition of the IAC at the Yingge Ceramics Art Museum and Center.

Explanation of the Member exhibition of the IAC at the Yingge Ceramics Art Museum and Center.

Opening ceremonie in the evening of the IAC Conference.

Opening ceremonie in the evening of the IAC Conference.

In the evening we had a great party and the IAC new member ceremony.


Day 2 started with 2 special lectures.
The 1st one was a discussion with 2 famous artist Yasuo Hayashi and Yang Yuan-tai during which there was a slide show from their works.
The 2nd lecture was by Nara Yoshitomo about his artworks: painting and clay.

Talk with Yasuo Hayashi and Nara Yoshitomo.

Talk with Yasuo Hayashi and Nara Yoshitomo.

The exposition at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

The exposition at the National Taiwan University of Arts.

Beautiful forest artwork.

Beautiful forest artwork.

A beautiful porcelain vessel.

A beautiful porcelain vessel.

Another beautiful artwork.

Another beautiful artwork.

In the afternoon we did go to the National Taiwan University of Arts where they had a created a special exhibition from Taiwanese artist for our conference. It was beautiful.

After that we drove to the Farglory Museum with the Golden Teapot Exhibition. So many teapots: so interesting and beautiful.

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Evelyne Schoenmann’s teapot! Congratulations!

Evelyne Schoenmann’s teapot! Congratulations!

Love this teapot.

Love this teapot.

Another nice teapot.

Another nice teapot.