“The Gallery of Fine Arts will host the exhibition ‘Keepers of ceramics of Uzbekistan’ from 16 to 18 December. The leading masters of schools from Rishtan, Andijan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Gijduvan, Shahrisabz and Khorezm will present their works.
- Pottery is one of the oldest species that goes back to the primitive society. It survived today and incorporated the traditions of various historical periods. This art should be represented, promoted and studied. I think, this exhibition will be a unique opportunity for all to meet on one platform with representatives of various ancient schools, Kamola Akilova, artistic director of the Gallery of Fine Art, said at press conference on the upcoming event.
Organizers of the event, including the Academy of Arts, Caravan group, Asha production hope that Opening Day will not only provide an opportunity for visitors to get acquainted with the works of leading artists, but also will be the starting point in addressing such problems as, for example, the restoration of the lost schools Gurumsaray and Denov.
“Uzbekistan is one of the few republics, where the traditions of pottery are preserved. Nowadays, some schools are being devalued, when pseudo works are presented as traditional sometimes even at the international level. We need to recreate what was lost. That was a polychrome ceramics of Shahrisabz, Kitab and some of Bukhara regions. Such exhibitions can maintain interest in ceramics and give the opportunity to discuss these issues. They help to determine what traditional ceramics does not need, for example, the introduction of the image of cities, portraits. The most valuable things that the exhibition can provide are extensive discussion, the meeting of young and mature artists, exchange of experience, a visual comparison of real and pseudo product,” Lyudmila Khodjaeva, fine art expert, said.
The exhibition will include two main types: more ancient unglazed ceramic and coated with glaze.