Please join us for a talk, followed by discussion and drinks with designer BrunoMMCarvalho about his upcoming exhibition ‘CHINAWARE’ opening May 5 2016 at Casa Garden, Fundação Oriente’s delegation in Macao.
6:30 pm, Thursday 28 of April 2016
At Latitude 22N
T: 2480 1182 /
Carvalho’s design project ‘CHINAWARE’ is a porcelain collection created in Jingdezhen that features four series: ‘Barbowls’, ‘Pleasure Cups’, ‘Class Bowls’, and ‘Imperial Marker’. Each was inspired by day-to-day life and the traditional typologies of Jingdezhen; ‘Imperial Marker’, for example, is a set of porcelain vases unexpectedly colored using a Chinese felt marker commonly used to mark production defaults in porcelain factories. Within Carvalho’s work, the pen strokes represent the displacement of master craftsmen, their techniques, and traditional materials in the face of rapid development.
BrunoMMCarvalho was born in Lisbon in 1975. From 2000 and 2003, he worked in the conservation and restoration of historic Portuguese tiles at the National Museum of Tiles in Lisbon. Between 2003 and 2005, he held artistic residencies at the New Artistic Trends Studies Center (CENTA) in Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal. In 2006, in partnership with Portugal’s Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) and CENTA, he created and initiated Experimenta O Campo, a residency program that matches students with Portuguese craftsmen.
Carvalho studied at ESAD.CR, graduating in 2007 with a Ceramic Design Diploma. That same year, he launched his eponymous studio. The studio has never had a physical base; instead, Carvalho develops open-ended, site-specific projects and objects within—and inspired by—the cultural and social contexts of different locations, including, as of this writing, Lisbon, Braga, Bogas do Meio, and the Azores Islands in Portugal; Eindhoven and Den Bosch in Holland; Berlin; and Jingdezhen, China. From 2007 to 2012, he interned and then freelanced for Maarten Baas’s studio in The Netherlands. Between 2010 and 2012, Carvalho created Made Out Portugal, a promotional platform for Portuguese designers living and working abroad.
The designer has exhibited his work at several respected institutions and events, including, but not limited to, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM) (Luxembourg, 2014), Experimenta Design (Lisbon, 2008-2011, 2014), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, 2008-2011), Show Me Gallery (Braga, 2012 and Design Days Dubai, 2014), De Krabbedans (Eindhoven, 2010), and Villa Noailles Hyères, France (2008). Additionally, in 2014, Carvalho co-curated the exhibition Never for Money, Always for Love at MUDAM (Luxembourg) with Anna Loporcaro.
Chai Wan MTR station, Exit B + 1 min walk
Just direct the taxi to “Number 7, Chai Wan, Cheung Lei Gai”
Drive to Chai Wan MTR station on Kut Shing Street where you will find a car park
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