As the world faces unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (TCB) place focus on ceramic practices which have both old and new aspects that continuously interact with our civilization and way of life, more importantly, asking questions and observations on how ceramic art may become a new social momentum. The biennale aims to provide the local area with nutrients through a diverse, sustainable and innovative perspective. The exhibition includes not only functional ceramics that discusses matters from our daily life, but also provides an important platform for artists from around the world to express their ideas and concerns for the international society.
The biennale is organized by New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (YCM), along with domestic and foreign consultants. The 2022 TCB, Tangible World: The New Social Dynamics in Ceramics, showcases 72 sets of works by 47 artists from 12 countries, which are categorized into four subtopics: “Tracing – The Ceramic Journey,” “Amorphous – Interpretation of Nature,” “Metamorphosis – Material Philosophy,” “Taking Shape – Connections in the World,” accumulating a broad scope of contemporary ceramic art. Each subtopic is connected to essence of various regional developments in ceramic art, with the hope of expanding possibilities for international community through promoting ceramic art, techniques and knowledge.
WANG Yi-Hui (Taiwan)
Professor, Department of Cultural Vocation Development, National Taipei University of Technology
CHO Hyeyoung (Rep. of Korea)
Craft Curator-Artistic Director
Appointed Commissioner, Loewe Craft Prize 2022
Head Curator, Tongyeong Triennale 2022