Los Angeles, CA
The first solo museum exhibition for Los Angeles-based artist Keiko Fukazawa features recent work from her three residencies in Jingdezhen, China. The city has been a global center of ceramic production and innovation for almost 2,000 years, and its ceramics were one of the world’s first globalized products.
By merging cast ceramic forms with iconic images of Chairman Mao Zedong, luxury brand logos, and historic glazing techniques, the past and present collide in Fukazawa’s works creating ironic and playful observations on consumerism in China and worldwide.
The works for Made in China were made collaboratively with local artisans to create several series, representing various processes and materials from Jingdezhen, including porcelain flower-making and traditional landscape painting.