One hundred cups in China

Xishuangbanna Minorities Museum

西双版纳民族博物馆

shows an international ceramic event which contains an exhibition, workshops and art fair.

The region maintains a strong agricultural focus which includes growing tea and coffee. This explains the theme of the international exhibition in Xishuangbanna Minorities Museum:

Coffee and Tea Art Exhibition – One hundred cups

咖啡与茶的对话茶艺展演

Curator of the exhibition is Simone Haak owner of Terra Delft Gallery, the famous Dutch contemporary ceramic art gallery. Simone Haak was invited by the initiator of this project Jackson Li, founder of the Sanbao Int. Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen.

Through the cooperation with Terra Delft Gallery a very international setting of 100 tea/coffee cups is realized. Artists from all over the world are gathered in this contemporary exhibition.

In addition to this event workshops are organized where one can expire different and unusual techniques to create ceramic art. Workshop teachers are Marc Janssens from Belgium who is a master in creating figurative sculptures. Marc is using ceramics as base and adds all kinds of materials to it. He is not afraid to use paint instead of glaze to finish his unique sculptures. Another teacher is Susanne Silvertant from The Netherlands. Susanne is specialized for over 25 years in the raku fire technique. Susanne uses this originally Japanese technique to create architectonical abstract sculptures.

The first edition of Sanbao miniature ceramic art fair in 2017 will be launched in the Xishuangbanna Minorities Museum. With this international art fair the Sanbao Int. Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen wants spread the awareness and interest in contemporary ceramic art all over China. It is an honor to have the fair launched in Xishuangbana, the cultural center of so  many minorities for such a long time.

All activities are part of the

2017 Seventh Annual Lancang Mekong River National Culture and Arts Festival

2017年(第七届)澜沧江湄公河流域国家文化艺术节

The Dai people form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China, and are closely related to the Lao and Thai people who form a majority in Laos and Thailand. The original areas of the Tai Lue included both sides of the Mekong River where it meanders through the far south of Yunnan province. Yunnan’s cultural life is one of remarkable diversity.