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Oakley, Peter, 2019, Printed Publication, Material Disciplines in the Shanghai Art World

Abstract or Description:

This report considers the position of material-based disciplines in Shanghai, focusing on ceramics and glass as case studies. It notes the existence of educational programmes for both materials taught in terms of studio practice, but also the absence of an infrastructure in the city that can support early career creative practitioners wanting to focus in these materials. Ceramics practitioners face conceptual barriers with respect to the material as embodying Chinese intangible heritage and financial obstacles in the form of low-margin retailing combined with the extensive production facilities of specialist ceramics production centres. In contrast, due to the lack of historical precedents, glass practitioners do not suffer the same burden and have a potential advocate in the Shanghai Museum of Glass, which presents a range of contemporary glass sculptural works.

Subjects: Other > Social studies > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts
Other > Education > X900 Others in Education
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Peter Oakley
Funders: AHRC
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2019 11:43
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 09:19
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4007

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