Exhibition: REMEMBER MING (The Old is New Again)
For the first time in Singapore, a three-day interactive exhibition featuring tea, handcrafted ceramics, Han ethnic clothing, and incense will be unveiled to the public at Tian Fu Tea Room at ParkRoyal on Beach Road.
Curated by Kenny Leong, a writer and consultant specialising in fine tea and ceramics, and organised by Zhao Ming Culture Association, Remember Ming: The Old is New Again will take place from Friday 18 December 2015 to Sunday 20 December 2015, 11am to 7pm.
Remember Ming surveys elements such as the Chinese tea ceremony, tenmoku and wood-fired ceramics, Ming-style garments, and incense. Through talks and demonstrations, the exhibition examines how the cultural achievements of the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from 1368 to 1644, continue to shape our modern identity.
Talks will be given twice a day, at 11am in Mandarin and 3pm in English. Each session will last about two hours, covering the development of Han ethnic clothing, its suppression during the Qing Dynasty, and the scholarly research and study that now go into its reproduction and preservation; tea-brewing demonstration illustrating the evolution of the Chinese tea ceremony from the Song Dynasty up to the present day; the distinct beauty and uniqueness of tenmoku and wood-fired tea bowls; and the culture surrounding incense production and appreciation.
• Garments made by Ming Hua Tang, the world’s foremost traditional Han Chinese clothier
• Tenmoku tea bowls by Taiwanese ceramist Zhang Gui Wei, the first person in world history to produce gold tenmoku; his tenmoku tea bowls are also in the permanent collections of Victoria and Albert Museum, Taipei National Palace Museum, and Famen Temple Museum
• Wood-fired tea bowls by Singaporean ceramist Alvin Tan Teck Heng, a specialist and leading authority on wood-fired ceramics
• Incense sticks handmade in Singapore by Professor Li Fu Peng according to historical methods prescribed in extant Chinese incense manuals
Most of the exhibits are available for sale.
Remember Ming: The Old is New Again
Date: Friday 18 December to Sunday 20 December 2015
Time: 11am to 7pm
Venue: Tian Fu Tea Room, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Tel: 6505 5722
Payment: Cash, cheque, or bank/funds transfer.