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上講《玅÷妙：日本陶磁器的陽性載體 & 陰性書寫》
下講 《裝×飾：日本陶瓷器的自戀主義 & 戀物情執》
陳彥璋，東海大學哲學系博士候選人、專業古董鑑藏家。研究興趣廣博，涉獵東西方哲史、文學、宗教、藝術等，致力於古典博物與傳統藝道的研究，以及文化教育的推廣。長期以「傳統私塾 & 創意學堂」的授課方式，來傳遞古今工藝美術，並且透過關懷世代來發展美術與思想的轉譯空間，現為台北高野美術執行總監，甫出版《色繪古都：京燒陶瓷器漫步》一書。
I. Inspiring Manifestations: Masculine Vehicle and Feminine Writing of Japanese Ceramics and Pottery
Time: 2017.09.07 (Thursday), 7:00-9:00PM
II. Embellishing Adornments: Narcissism and Fetishism in Japanese Ceramics and Porcelain
Time: 2017.09.09 (Saturday), 2:00-4:00 PM
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street (MRT: Daqiaotao Station)
Speaker: Daniel Chen
The talks will be conducted in Chinese.
Throughout human civilization the arts and crafts movement have revealed zeitgeist and achieved spiritual embodiments. By presenting belief and religion with corresponding symbols, artists or craftsmen present an aesthetic experience through the manipulation of imagination and the understanding of symbols and artifacts. Both recur through the artistic practice and the craft mastership.
With the widespread of information and the growing complexity of today’s society, the practices of art and craft are being critically evaluated. Our human senses are being bombarded with data, images, symbols and messages that needs to be constantly fact-checked regardless of where and when they are obtained. The massive amount of information penetrates, mediates, sabotages and mutates our human senses and interferes with the way we understand and act with and around art. As such, there is a disconnect between the knowledge and the physical process of making traditional forms of art and craft.
Therefore, the proposal focuses our attention back to everyday objects such as ceramic products. It analyzes the social consciousness and values beyond their appearances in hopes of energizing our body and senses to reexamine our own cultural context. The talk series will employ two methodologies which are gender criticism and post-structuralism. These methodologies will be used to study form, style, embellishment, iconology and application of ceramics. Furthermore, they will help to understand how the imaginary force and rational practice behind their production inform various gendered elements and spatiality. Thus if we acknowledge the gender movement of artifacts, we can approach the metaphysics and science of them, while simultaneously promoting art and culture education. By understanding the gender issues from eastern ceramics, we will be able to further investigate a broader range of gender studies towards food culture, interior display and metaphor associations with the help of technology
The series contains two lectures focusing on Japanese ceramic coloring and Chinese ceramic styles, which explores gender and the limits of ceramics. In addition, the lectures will shed light to their export history in terms of their embellishment. The erotic subjects will be revealed through the transformation of decorative styles and the corresponding rituals and bodily senses. Therefore, ceramics can be considered as an instrument to appreciate human desires and sensibilities. Such understanding could generate a new understanding of craftsmanship and artistic values, tracing anthropomorphism dating back to the Renaissance or hermaphrodites from Romanticism, providing a different reflection on contemporary materialism. To understand how ceramics could provide methods for studying metaphysics and science. And further the transformation of body and minds in regards to Eastern philosophy.
The first lecture will begin with an introduction of the basic definitions of masculinity and femininity in Western crafting culture. The tradition of anthropomorphism and patriarchal thinking since the Renaissance and the transgender expressions since the Victorian era. In addition to presenting some examples of muscular vehicles and feminine writings on ceramic objects.
The second lecture will discuss how narcissism and fetishism exist in oriental ceramics craft. Here we have to provide an in-depth analysis on narcissism and fetishism. We will try to explain its study and method, and to explain how they correspond with LGBT identities. Thus the design and style of ceramics, as well as the study of fetishism, can help us explore erotic attitudes.
Daniel Chen, Ph.D Candidate of Philosophy in Tunghai University, is a professional antique connoisseur and collector. Chen’s research categories widely explores Western and East Asian philosophy, history, literature, art and religion. He dedicated to studying classical art and craft heritages. Chen lectures in both private institutes and graduate schools to promote the pragmatic, aesthetic knowledges from ancient to contemporary time. Currently Chen is Executive Director of Meizon Art & Craft Co. His new book Colouring Miyako, Wandering in Kyoto Ceramics and Porcelains was just published earlier this year.