Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud presents My Blue China. Blue and White, the Colors of Globalization:

Set up in 2003 with an aim of broadening the use of porcelain beyond tableware, Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud has been actively supporting artists and other creatives in their exploration of the material as an artistic medium. Through regular artist residencies, as well as annual exhibitions, the Fondation gives a platform to artists using ceramics, especially those who are under-represented in France, explains Michel Bernardaud, CEO of the family-owned porcelain maker that set it up.

My Blue China sheds new light on the issues at hand, bringing together the works of 12 internationally renowned contemporary artists who explicitly reference blue and white porcelain. The exhibition shows the extent to which this universal leitmotif – whether applied to ceramics, painting, photography or video-making – refreshes our reflections on aesthetics, identity, hybrid art and cultural imperialism. My Blue China curator Laurent de Verneuil, explains how the artists turn the concept of cultural democratisation on its head in the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud‘s latest exhibition, which will run from 11th June until 21st November 2015 in Limoges, France.

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