The National Museum of History (NMH) launched the “Lineage of Fire: Origin of Biennial Exhibitions of Ceramic Art in Taiwan” on Aug. 6 in collaboration with Yingge Ceramics Museum and the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, featuring artworks that have won Taiwan Ceramic Biennale Awards in recent years. Speaking at the opening ceremony, NMH director Liao Hsin-tien said that the exhibition has multiple meanings, especially showcasing the important role that ceramic artworks play in the modernization of Taiwanese art.
The NMH pointed out that it has hosted an endless string of cultural events since completing its renovation in July last year. The museum also took part in the project “Reconstructing Art Histories In Contemporary Taiwan” held by Ministry of Culture, hoping to deepen the public understanding of the development of ceramic art in Taiwan.
Liao further explained that the meaning of the title of the exhibition: “Lineage of Fire,” which demonstrates the crucial role that Taiwan plays in the development of art, including print and ceramic arts. Since ceramic arts have attracted many foreigners to the competition, it has successfully introduced modern styles and colors to Taiwan. The exhibition is more than a competition, it has brought global visions, and put Taiwan on global stage, she noted. ●