Themed on Vessel & Form, the 4th Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art is intended to create psychological and spiritual space and time， and express the pursuit of and yearning for poetic life. More importantly, it is aimed at reflecting on history and life. Started in 2010, the Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art is now holding its fourth session. From the initial scale of 40 to 50 lacquer artists from 6 to 7 countries to the scale of 126 lacquer artists from 9 countries, the Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art has gained more and more attention and support from the whole society.
This event selects excellent lacquer art works from all over the world for exhibiting to construct the world of lacquer of this era with a broader vision and pattern。 With more than eight thousand years of history, eastern lacquer art has always been a wonderful part of eastern culture in the globalized world. Stunning ancient traditional lacquer wares attracted worldwide attention and were brought to Europe; contemporary lacquer art, however， is experiencing challenges and opportunities of innovation and development. In the new era and the new environment, the Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art keeps carrying out academic researches on how to match traditional art with current interests, aesthetics， functions and needs, and how to develop and transform traditional lacquer art with innovation in its process of modernization. Our museum aims at building an international exchange platform of lacquer art through holding institutional exhibitions. At the same time, we aim at promoting discipline construction of lacquer art, setting up a mechanism of cultivating talent, developing lacquer art in multiple dimensions and fields, thus bringing lacquer wares back to daily life and public spaces.
After three successful consecutive sessions of Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art, Chinese lacquer art has changed significantly and has shown new atmosphere and vitality. As carriers of the traditional ideas and contemporary spirit, contemporary lacquer artworks are encouraged to express intangible Tao (Spirit) by means of tangible Things. It is hoped that this event can present deeper cultural thinking and more diversified formal languages. Hubei Museum of Art will make every effort to search for and introduce talented lacquer artists and beautiful artworks.