2018-02-05

Jade Design 玉見設計

Client

AURORA MUSEUM
震旦博物館

 

Location

Shanghai

 

Item

Exhibition Planning, Art Direction

 

 

Concept

Designing is a familiar term to us. From the personal designing of hair styles to shoes, hats and costumes, from home living to environmental spacing, the concept of designing is pervasive. However, the concept of designing is not new. It probably existed throughout our human history. The ancients might not have the word “designing" in their lexicon but they did it in a practical and pragmatic way to solve their daily necessities; to use the then available materials and skill to produce utensils and vessels appropriate for their daily use.
Ancient living was also full of designing concepts, some of which had not diminished in the flow of historical time and still well preserved and hold its value until now. With detailed modern analysis, it is not difficult to grasp and appreciate the art of designing from the ancients. Our current exhibition utilize the ancient jades, through the four concepts of “working according to the nature of materials"; “image rendering from different viewing angles"; “assembling and arrangement of design layouts"; and “one subject matter with multi-representations"; to elaborate and expound the jade making and designing concepts of the ancients. We welcome you to come with us to explore the world of jade and visit the jade making and designing wisdom and ingenuity of the ancients a few thousand years ago.
「玉見設計」為震旦博物館2017年重磅推出的玉器形紋設計特展,展覽並非純粹以器物型態作為展示重點,而是以「古人設計思維」為主軸,創造古今對話的連結-當我們去理解古代的器物時,不是“看“器物的形態、美學而已,更是進一步理解各種器物的設計思維。展覽根據震旦古器物學中心所提出的四種設計思維工法-依料施工、角度取像、樣稿組裝、一元多式,進行展區規劃,期望呈現出古人在進行器物設計時的思維邏輯。惟有當人們理解、靠近了古人的思考方式,才能更有系統的理解不同器物的設計邏輯,這些離我們很遠、看不懂的古文物,才又再一次活了起來。