Delft-Jingdezhen: The Blue Revolution, 400 years Exchange
Museum Prinsenhof, Delft
This is the first of a series of exhibitions on the historical exchange between Jingdezhen, China (blue and white porcelain) and Delft, The Netherlands (Delftware/Delft blue).
Pepijn designed the interior installation, graphic design and a large mural depicting a Dragon Emperor.
The design is based on the interior of antique Dutch wooden trading ships.
Curator: Adriaan Rees
Video: Henk Augustijn
Jiansheng Li, Wan LiYa, Zhang Ling Yun, Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, Tineke van Gils, Pauline Wiertz, Hugo Kaagman,Chris Dagradi, Adrie Huisman, Wendy Steenks en Adriaan Rees.
About the exchange project:
From 2006 on there has been a frequent contact between de ceramic cities of Jingdezhen and Delft. The international working artist Adriaan van Rees is also working for many years in China in his own studio in Jingdezhen. For the Heritage Department and the city of Delft he is the main project leader for the ‘400 year Exchange Delft – Jingdezhen’ project. This project includes cultural cooperation as well as educational and industrial exchange. In October 2010 the mayors of the cities of Jingdezhen and Delft signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ for future cooperation.
The municipality of Delft, the Heritage Department of Delft, Royal Delft, the municipality and museums of Jingdezhen and Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute are working at the exchange on several areas. As a part of this the project ‘Artist-in-Residence’ promotes the exchange of artist between both cities.