生命之光 平坡苗族绘画展 Pingpo Miao Paintings Exhibition
Organizer: Shanghai Museum of Glass
Partner: Seed Light Cultural Media Co., Ltd.
Academic Advisor: PAN Shouyong
Exhibition Display and Graphics Design: Coordination Asia
Images: LI Haiyan
关于展览 ABOUT EXHIBITION
Pingpo Village, located in Bajiang Township, Xima Town, northeast corner of Longli County, Qiannan Prefecture, Guizhou Province. This village is the main settlement of “Xiaohua Miao”, a branch of Miao nationality. It belongs to the western dialect area of Luobei River region and has a long cultural history. It is in this village that Pingpo Miao painting was born. Pingpo Miao painting is a modern folk painting developed from the traditional batik and embroidery of Miao nationality, and has become popular since 1970s and 1980s.
Inspired by traditional customs and beliefs, Pingpo Miao paintings are full of beautiful and imaginative images. At the same time, they also pay attention to the changes around the people, depicting the daily life in a true and vivid manner. Interestingly, these paintings are mainly created by female painters, who are taught by the elderly with person examples and verbal instructions, thus Pingpo Miao paintings are learned and passed on.
Shanghai Museum of Glass, as a museum in the new era, gives full play to its cultural communication role, and is always committed to making glass dialogue with and interact with various cultural fields, to create a pluralistic, equal and inclusive cultural field. Just at the Spring Festival, Shanghai Museum of Glass sincerely presents this passionate works hidden deep in the mountains, hoping to “open another window to observe the world” for all audience, carry out the dialogue between Miao culture and urban culture, and explore the inheritance and development of Miao paintings in the new era.