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From 16 November 2019 to 15 March 2020, Keramis is staging the first exhibition in Belgium dedicated to Bai Ming, an internationally renowned contemporary artist from China.

Bai Ming was born in 1965 in Yugan, about one hundred kilometres from the former imperial porcelain factories in Jingdezhen. Bai Ming means “white light” in Chinese, which is a promising name for a porcelain artist and reflects exactly what has emerged in the artist’s ceramic and pictorial work.


A restorer of 1990s Chinese ceramics, Bai Ming transforms both the form and the material: utilitarian objects become sculptures, with evocative motifs added in sparkling colours.


After more than 20 solo exhibitions, including in China, France, South Korea, the United States and Portugal, Bai Ming is presenting his ceramic and pictorial creations in Belgium for the very first time at Keramis. This is the artist’s largest retrospective in the west. In all, close to 200 works will be presented to the public, including two major installations, one featuring 40 pieces, the other 80.


The exhibition is being curated by Christine Shimizu, an honorary general heritage curator and specialist in ancient and contemporary Asian ceramics. Notable previous appointments include her role as director of the Cernuschi Museum of Asian art in Paris, which she held until 2015.


Bai Ming. Vibrations of the Earth is being held at Keramis from 16 November 2019 to 15 March 2020 and offers a panoramic view of the artist’s various works (ceramics, paintings and more).


The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Prisme Éditions (Collection Keramis), which is richly illustrated and contains articles written by specialists.



Vernissage, vendredi 15.11.2019 - 19h00 > 21h00

Workshop adultes

Calligraphie chinoise et céramique, du samedi 14 au dimanche 15.12.2019 - 10h00 > 17h00

Atelier famille

Le geste calligraphique chinois sur céramique, samedi 04.01.2020 - 14h00 > 16h00

Atelier famille

Sculpture en porcelaine, dimanche 05.01.2020 - 14h00 > 16h00

Visite guidée

L'Orientalisme chez Boch, dimanche 12.01.2020 - 14h00 > 15h30

Rendez-vous technique

Porcelaine teintée dans la masse, du jeudi 16 au dimanche 19.01.2020 - 10h00 > 17h00

Conférence de Catherine Noppe

Bai Ming, un renouveau poétique de la céramique chinoise, jeudi 06.02.2020 - 19h00 > 20h30

Atelier famille

Bol à thé, dimanche 01.03.2020 - 14h00 > 16h00

Stage pour enfants 6 > 12 ans

Porcelaine & Traditions chinoises, du lundi 24 au vendredi 28.02.2020 - 9h00 > 16h00

Formation pour céramistes

Céladon et émaux chinois, du mardi 03 au samedi 07.03.2020 - 10h00 > 17h00


Visite guidée, dimanche 15 mars 2020 - 14h00 > 15h30

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