The novel coronavirus pneumonia has exploded into a full-blown COVID-19 (named by WHO) epidemic and even a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2020. In particular, the European and American artists to be specially invited for the symposium are currently in the epidemic center or severely affected area. The 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium which was scheduled to be held in August is greatly affected.
However, the organizing committee of the symposium continues to receive letters from domestic and foreign artists, who have been paying attention to the progress of the ceramics symposium as scheduled and have actively registered for the symposium (sending photos of their works). This has further strengthened the confidence and determination of the organizer to insist on holding the symposium and to run this symposium well.
On the one hand, the 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium should be held and more and better works should be created; on the other hand, the health and safety of the ceramists and related personnel should be absolutely guaranteed and the plan should be foolproof. In view of this, the organizing committee proposes the idea of “sending works for the symposium” after careful consideration.
The so-called “sending works for the symposium” simply means that ceramists do not come to Changchun and they only need to send their works to participate in the symposium. This plan is divided into three steps: first, ceramists need to register for the symposium and send the photos of their works; second, the jury evaluates the received works and come up with a shortlist; third, after getting a formal invitation, the shortlisted ceramists send their works for the symposium (exhibition matters after that).
At present, this plan has been approved by the Management Committee of Changchun Lotus Mountain Ecological Tourism Resort and also supported by the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), and related work is being actively promoted.
(contributor: Yiding) March 30