Cross Media Porcelain
31 March – 1 April, 2016 | Institute of East Asian History, Heidelberg University
Cross Media Porcelain is a symposium that considers the migration of themes and motifs across media––woodblock prints, painting, porcelain and ultimately early photography during the 17th-19th century. The 17th c. transitional period in porcelain production when official kilns in Jingdezhen were shut during the Ming-Qing transition is our starting point. Participants discuss the expansion of narratives on porcelain surfaces and the emerging dominance of the female form, especially in vessels exported or made for export. Several symposium papers explore the emergence of 'chinoiserie' and its imbededness in objects created in transcultural exchange between Europe and Asia. The event is organized by the The Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University in cooperation with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), generously funded by Field of Focus 3 Initiative “Cultural Dynamics in Globalised Worlds,” March 31-April 1, 2016.
Due to limited seating, informal registration necessary; please send an email Cecilia Chao Zi: