EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE CHEMNITZ 2025
MONUMENTAL PORCELAINS - UNVEILING CEREMONY
Unveiling Ceremony: August 20, 2023
Location: Alte Dampfbrauerei Schwartz, Niedergraben 11, 08294 Lößnitz, Germany
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Two monumental porcelain sculptures (Item 3501 + 3502) by Uli Aigner have had a long journey: created by hand in Jingdezhen, China, the works of art, weighing several hundred kilograms, were transported to Europe by ship and were last seen in the New Museum in Berlin. Now they have found a permanent home in Lößnitz in the Ore Mountains. They are the latest additions to the “Purple Path” - the art trail is intended to connect Chemnitz with the surrounding area in the Capital of Culture year 2025.
- dpa news
Until the 17th century, fine Chinese porcelain was always imported for the European ruling families, until the raw materials for porcelain production could be found in the Erzgebirge, mined and delivered to the first European porcelain factory in Meißen. Item 3502, which weighs around 800 kilograms, could not withstand the forces of nature during the manufacturing process and broke. The supposedly broken one was included in the One Million series alongside the one that was also supposedly intact. The monumental porcelains are the sixth work of art on the PURPLE PATH, the large sculpture, art and maker path that connects Chemnitz, as European Capital of Culture 2025, with the surrounding cultural region.