The Palace of Shattered Vessels II

Light Catchers

Curator's words

In 2019, FROOTS Gallery exhibited the extrordinary project of “The Palace of Shattered Vessels -- Chinese Porcelain and Contemporary Jewelry”. In 2020, “The Palace of Shattered Vessels” has yield new fruit- a new project, which is the continuation of the first one.

 This new project reflects the paramount significance that FROOTS attaches to cultural exchange.  We encourage international artists to research, debate and recreate from diverse angles the theme “East-West Exchange.” 

As the leading Chinese gallery of art jewelry, FROOTS aims to introduce this art form to a large audience. Hence, we paid special attention to pricing.  Reaching out to the public at large, our thirty seven selected artists created exquisite yet affordable pieces of art. These jewels are “Light Catchers”, which will help people search for light and build a better world.

2019年,FROOTS Gallery 推出了 “碎器之宫:老瓷片与当代首饰” 项目。2020年,项目成功进行了第二期 “碎器之宫:追光者” 。

FROOTS Gallery认为国际文化交流对推动艺术发展有着深远影响。此次“碎器之宫”第二期项目的主题,从第一期的老瓷片元素出发而扩展到普遍中国文化元素,中国首饰艺术家也可在西方文化中寻找创作源泉。参与项目的13国37位艺术家以多样视角对 "中西文化对话 "这一主题进行研究、辩论与再创作。

作为国内艺术首饰领域的领军画廊,FROOTS Gallery旨在扩大这一艺术形式在公众间的传播。因此,“碎器之宫:追光者”用“爱”定价。只有当更多人有能力拥有第一件艺术首饰,它才能真正与生活发生对话。有爱的作品,创作它的艺术家是“追光者”,佩戴它的人是“追光者”,祈望我们共同追寻光明,建造一个更美好的世界。


Andrea Wagner

I combined an original Chinese shard with detail images from Chinoiserie porcelain and stoneware from different countries which echo the original pattern details.


Anna Talbot

I am creating a story for my ceramic pieces, giving them a new home and a new world.


Bruce Metcalf

I did drawings of the Dutch work on painted wood, set the Chinese fragment on top of the drawing as if it were a stone, and there it was: a conversation of histories.


Camilla Luihn

For this project I have combined the Chinese porcelain shards with shards contemporary porcelain of the Norwegian ceramist, Sara Skotte. The new shards have drawings reminiscent of the ornaments on the Chinese shards.


Deganit Shocken

Doris Betz

As a symbol of collaboration between chinese culture and western culture I´ve choosen clouds. Clouds move freely around the world.


Einat Leader

Maybe one day all the pieces will be found and be re-connected to a whole again.


Ela Bauer

For millennia was Jade praised for its hardness, durability, musical qualities, and beauty. In particular, its subtle, translucent colours and protective qualities caused it to become associated with Chinese concepts of the soul and immortality. With gold, it was considered to be a symbol of heaven.


Felieke van der Leest

Goyin& Goyang

A white and black GO-stone, each set with a 5 mm black & white cubic zirkonia. (rest of material is silver)

On the picture is a brooch.

The plan is to make also a pendant out of it. With a necklace of 2mm silicon thread, one part black other part white.

Frank Chai

Georg Dober

The basic idea of this series of works is based of de- or new- construction, using the parts in a strange context, irritating our perception and works in artworks very well.


Hadas Levin

Heng Lee

Through the collision of embroidery and the materials of the tiles, the old tiles are given a new look and life.


Jun Hu

Junghoo Kim

Karin Seufert

The fragments of porcelain show beautiful paintings in blue lines telling about style and taste of former times, like souvenirs.


Kim Buck

Koen Jacobs

The shards are waiting to be reunited with God. People believe that it was necessary for the vases to break in order bring diversity into the creation of life.


Margit Jaschke

The small pieces have memories. They bring you the Proust effect – they show how senses as doorways to lost memories.


Mari Ishikawa

Maria Rosa Franzin

Each porcelain object contains moments of lived life, contains gestures, taste, touch and personal stories.


Mengnan Qu

Merav Roth

I imagine an encounter of an ancient Chinese artist and myself, a present day Israeli artist. It’s a dialogue of  restrain and provocation, control and freedom, moderation and impulse.


Mikkiko Minewaki

Play, learn and wear. I pick up Mahjong tiles as my material. Mahjong is a historic game born in China. Play by combining mahjong tiles such as simple designed symbols and numbers.


Mingrui Sun

This is a project about "municipal waste ". I hope to find local materials in different cities in China as inspiration. Research around their colors, materials, forms, and culture.

这是一个关于 "城市垃圾 "的项目。我希望能在中国不同的城市中找到当地的材料作为灵感,围绕它们的颜色、材料、形式和文化进行研究。

Myung Urso

Sayumi Yokouchi

Cultural tassel form for both Chinese and Japanese is known as a sacred symbol such as harmony, purity, life, journey, universe, sky, etc.


Shirly Bar-Amotz

Taidi Wang

Takayoshi Terajima

I used Chinese and Japanese porcelain. The two were joined with URUSHI lacquer.


Tanel Veenre

I created these fantasy creatures with big eyes and open mouths from lamb spine bones I found from my travels to Estonian islands. 


Tore Svensson

The Götheborg ship was launched in 1738 and made its first trip to China the following year. In total there were 3 trips to China but in 1745 the ship was lost just before sailing into Gothenburg harbour.


Trinidad Contreras

My idea is to combine the pieces of blue and white porcelain with my current work, applying bright colors and very geometric shapes that will contrast with the broken pieces.


Vered Kaminski

Xian'ou Ni

Fragments from different periods and different places, with their own memories and stories,meet with each other.


Yasmin Vinograd

Yi Shen

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