American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southeast China southwest of Shanghai. Established in the sixth century A.D., it has an important pottery industry. Population: 487,000.
“Until today the biggest issue surrounding the work had been whether it was OK to take one of seeds, all hand-crafted in Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital.”
“Now Jingdezhen is reverting to its old cottage industry with small scale artisans producing high quality work.”
“They have to come from somewhere, and overwhelmingly, that somewhere is Jingdezhen, which is where porcelain was initially discovered, and where the imperial kilns were located during China's dynastic era.”
“I'm writing this from Jingdezhen, which is the porcelain capitol of the entire globe (sorry Kohler toilet factory in Sheboygan, Wisconsin).”
“Philip Tinari, an art historian and incoming director of Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, once joined Ai to troll for materials in Jingdezhen, a city southwest of Shanghai renowned for its porcelain industry.”
“His "Sunflower Seeds" project last fall involved hiring 1,600 workers in Jingdezhen to create and hand-paint 100 million life-size porcelain "seeds," which he scattered like a rocky shore across the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.”
“Hundreds of ceramic artisans in Jingdezhen, China, created the 100 million handmade and hand-painted replicas of sunflower seeds used in Mr. Ai's 2010 installation at the Tate Modern museum in London.”
“To create the work, Ai commissioned the artisans of Jingdezhen, a town famous in China for producing porcelain for the emperor and for export.”
“By what miraculous process of learning and practical synthesis, for example, did the anonymous Qing dynasty artists of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province attain the astonishing result you see here?”
“A Fox News report on a Chinese woman from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi was killed by Wal-Mart employees for allegedly shoplifting.”
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