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Song of Iron: 2018 Exhibition of Taiwan Ceramic Society at Taipei Tech


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Song of Iron: 2018 Exhibition of Taiwan Ceramic Society at Taipei Tech





Song of Iron – the collective exhibition of Taiwan Ceramic Society, hosted by National Taipei University of Technology, will catch your attention with how colorful and mutable the pottery and porcelain works can be in combination with ferric oxide. The exhibition revolves around the concepts of artworks coming domestically and internationally, running from November 17th through December 7th at Taipei Tech Arts and Cultural Center.


The exhibition best presents how it establishes the tangibility of the Taiwanese culture through different shapes and colors of the pottery and porcelain, which have a strong impact on the visitors with the colors and the arrangements. It showcases the classic artwork rendered by senior pottery creators in Taiwan, including Liou Chen Chou, Xue Rui Fang, and Lin Chen Long. The eye-catching ceramic glaze presented by Lee Ching Shu, Wang Fu Chang, and Hsu Chung En. The visitors would also be captivated by the colorful ceramic installations hung in the air that Shih Fu Chi and Chen Yuan Shan made a bold attempt to do.




To strengthen the connection to the world, Song of Iron is also featured with Kino Satoshi and Tokutake Hidemi from Japan, Matthew King from the United States, and three artists recommended by Clayarch Gimhae Museum in South Korea. These international artists exhibit their works that engage the visitors in the wonderland of the pottery and porcelain with the appealing shape the phenomenal colors in a different cultural interpretation.


The combination of ceramic artworks and iron epitomizes the integration of arts and science, which is one of the main ideas that Taipei Tech has proposed in these years. These artworks that result from the inspiration and calculation of the artists are seen as some type of technological products, and it is the humanity that makes the products unique and irreplaceable.


Further, the exhibition acquaints the visitors with a wide range of colors the ferric oxide used for the artworks, as opposed to being wholly in a rusty crimson. It is the application of science that diversifies the forms of arts.



“Hopefully our students can learn from the feature of ferric oxide,” said Taipei Tech President Wang Sea-Fue. “The feature to perform steadily in a compound, and to remain stable in society.”


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