Beautiful Jade - The First Shanghai Arts and Crafts Industry Jade Carving Art Exhibition
Location：Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum
Dates：2018-10-14 through 2018-10-23
Some of the world’s most valuable jade items feature intricate designs that were formed through the art of carving. The detailed depictions that are etched into the precious jadeite stones can only be created by artisans with talented craftsmanship. Carvers must appreciate the rarity and value of the jade they’re working, taking extreme care not to waste any of it. Those who act hastily and don’t examine the stone thoroughly before carving are at risk of misusing this precious material.
The beauty of jade is unsurpassed with its semi translucent look and swirls of green that seem to float deep within the stone. Hold a jade carving up to the light and you will truly be looking into another world. These pieces are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some contemporary designs. The art of carving jade has been practised throughout history, and while modern tools have allowed more complex designs to be made, carving today remains an intensely painstaking and exacting art form.
“Beautiful Jade - The First Shanghai Arts and Crafts Industry Jade Carving Art Exhibition” is important event in Shanghai’s Jade Carving Industry.
Wang Xiaoming, former deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Medias, Qi Hongmin, President of Shanghai Arts and Crafts Industry Association, Gao Chunming, President of Shanghai Association of Non-legacy Protection, Wang Jia, President of Shanghai Haipai Jade Sculpture Culture Association, Vice President of Shanghai Association of Non-legacy Protection, Hui Cong, Vice President of Shanghai Association of Non-legacy Protection, Chen Yuqi, executive deputy director of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum attended the opening ceremony and visited the exhibition. The exhibition was hosted and hosted by the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Industry Association and the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum. The exhibition aims to give full play to the public service platform of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum，and encourage the younger generation of jade carving in the arts and crafts industry. The exhibition further explored the new sales model of Shanghai arts and crafts for increased varieties and improved quality, to created brands in the field of jade carving, implemented the three-year action plan for the development of Shanghai arts and crafts industry. The exhibitors are Wang Jinzhong, Liu Hai, Gu Yibin, Yang Yong, Wu Zaofa, Zheng Shengshi, Lin Guohua, Ni Zhanyong, Xu Yundong and Huang Hanyong. These jade carving works have good collection and investment value.