Belgian artist Luc Tuymans’ Hong Kong exhibition plays on ‘Made in China’, colonialism and global trade

//Belgian artist Luc Tuymans’ Hong Kong exhibition plays on ‘Made in China’, colonialism and global trade

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans’ Hong Kong exhibition plays on ‘Made in China’, colonialism and global trade

Delftware was appropriated from China during the 17th century after Guido da Savino, an Italian potter living in the Netherlands, discovered how to produce cheap copies of Ming dynasty porcelain. Large-scale production took off, with the Dutch versions retaining the Chinese blue-and-white style while creating objects of a more European nature. Remarkably, these were then successfully exported to China.Now a ubiquitous icon of Dutch aesthetics and culture, Delft tiles form the starting point of…

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