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Tiny ceramics on show in Croatia reported by Chinese TV
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  05/13/2008 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
Hanibal Slavaro set up the Exhibition of Mini Ceramics in Croatia
Judging by the number of countries present at the World Triennale of Small Ceramics, Croatia,
it is the largest exhibition of ceramics in the world.


 
Sculptors from around the world are downsizing their visions - to take part in a mini ceramics competition. More than 300 artists contributed to the Lilliput Exhibition in Croatia. In order to be entered, a sculpture must be less than 17 centimetres high and weigh less than a kilogram.


Sculptors from around the world are downsizing their visions
to take part in a mini ceramics competition.(Photo: CCTV.com)

Nestled on the peninsula of Istria in the Adriatic - Rovinj is a popular Croatian retreat for artists - to relax and become inspired.

But every spring - local artisans are joined by hundreds of artists from around the globe. They flock to the sleepy town for the "Lilliput" miniature ceramics exhibition.

The exhibition was first organized in 1980 by Croatian artist Hanibal Salvaro. Since then, it's become one of the most prestigious regular ceramics events in the world.


Sculptors from around the world are downsizing their visions
to take part in a mini ceramics competition.(Photo: CCTV.com)

This year 325 artists from 71 countries are presenting their miniature sculptures.

Hanibal Salvaro, curator, said, "This concept gives artists the chance to participate in a world class exhibition and not invest too much money, sometimes not even sophisticated technology, no matter which country they live in."

Ceramics from well known artists are also on display outside the competition. These include works by Scandinavian ceramics master Ulla Viotti. There are pieces from the late Carlo Zauli, known as the standard-bearer for the Italian ceramic art world.


Sculptors from around the world are downsizing their visions
to take part in a mini ceramics competition.(Photo: CCTV.com)

Twelve awards are presented, including the prestigious "Award Croatia" and "Grande Prix Trophy". Winners are chosen by an international panel of jurors.

Estonian artist, Merike's Hallik, picked up "Honourable Mention" for her work, "White Bird".

The Lilliput Exhibition ran from March 14th to April 14th 2008.

Source: Liu Fang, Chinese Central Television - CCTV


 
Sculptors from around the world are downsizing their works for a mini ceramics competition.

More than 300 artists have contributed to the Lilliput Exhibition in Croatia's Istria peninsula, where sculptures need to be less than 17cms tall and under a kilogram in weight.

Hanibal Salvaro is the Curator of an exhibition center where the exhibition is held.

"This concept gives artists the possibility to participate in a world class exhibition and not invest too much money, sometimes not even sophisticated technology, no matter which country they live in."

Hanibal Salvaro is also a Croatian artist who set up the exhibition in 1980. The exhibition has since become one of the most prestigious regular ceramics events in the world.

This year, over 300 artists from 71 countries are presenting their miniature sculptures.

The Lilliput Exhibition ran till mid April 2008.






Lilliput Ceramics 2007, Croatia, www.novi-zagreb.info

 
Hanibal Salvaro (1935) was studying at Building Faculty in Zagreb, when, owing to his sister Lidija, a sculptress, he entered the world of visual arts. From 1961 he exhibited ceramics, sculptures and paintings in more than 200 exhibitions and on all continents. He won numerous prestigious awards for his works in ceramics (Faenza, Gualdo, Tadino and elsewhere), and from 1981 he has been a member of the International Academy for Ceramics (IAC) from Geneva.

He is a founder of the World Triennale of Small Ceramics in Zagreb in 1984, of Anti-war ceramic workshops (ALKER) in 1991 and Visual art discount centre (LADICA) in 2000. His works can be found in the museums of Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Australia and Egypt.

Photo from www.epoha.net



Judging by the number of countries present at the World Triennale of Small Ceramics, it is the largest exhibition of ceramics in the world. Ceramics is considered to be one of the most vital witnesses of the culture and life of a certain place and time.

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