Past Event 12.20
Zao Wou-Ki’s centennial
The Bernardaud manufacture in Limoges (France) has adapted a watercolor by Zao Wou-Ki realized in 2006 in the colors of France on a large porcelain bowl. This bowl, in a limited edition of 99 pieces, continues the collaboration between the manufacture and the artist which started in 2004.
Flammarion Editions publish the book entitled Mots cueillis dans un jardin d’amitié (Words picked in the garden of friendship) written by Dominique de Villepin. The eight inks created by Zao Wou-Ki in 2006 have been sources of poetic inspiration for Dominique de Villepin who composed this book. The eight poems facing the inks are also accompanied by a prose text in homage to Zao Wou-Ki, illustrated by eighteen watercolors dated 1950 from an unpublished sketch book.
75 boxes including a print have also been published on this occasion.
The Shanghai International Trust and the Villepin Gallery present the exhibition Zao Wou-Ki’s: A Centenary Retrospective at the Bund 111 Art Space in Shanghai, from October 23rd to December 31st 2020.