Tatiana Chapurgina’s ‘Porcelain Fashion’
05.12.2018 – 10.03.2019
From 5 December 2018¸the exhibition “Tatiana Chapurgina’s Porcelain Fashion” will be running in the General Staff building. The display has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Imperial Porcelain Factory joint-stock company.
The exhibition is an essay on the interactions between fashion and art in the work of the textile and porcelain artist and sculptor Tatiana Chapurgina.
Tatiana Chapurgina’s work expands the usual conceptions about porcelain. The monographic exhibition features more than 90 diverse pieces that the artist created over the past two decades. They include not only traditional porcelain articles – vases, flasks, shapes for tableware, but also elements of interior decoration – table tops and mirror frames, porcelain tapestry panels, and even a few collections of porcelain dresses and accessories. For the first time at an exhibition, an artist working in porcelain is being presented as a striking experimenter in fashion design.
Tatiana Chapurgina’s porcelain creations are an interweaving od intuitive emotionality, sentimental stories and fantastic dreams. The realized concept of her works always becomes a reflection of the artist’s inner experiences, revealing their subjects, which lie behind the creative decisions.
About the artist
Tatiana Mikhailovna Chapurgina studied at the North Ossetian K.L. Khetagurova Artistic Teacher Training College, then at the A.N. Kosygin Institute of Art and Technology in Moscow, and in 1985–89 at the Vera Mukhina Higher College of Art and Industry in Leningrad. In 1998 Tatiana Chapurgina began her collaboration with the Imperial Porcelain Factory. In 2011–13 she served as the factory’s chief artist.
Tatiana Chapurgina has participated in Russian international exhibitions of porcelain and textiles. The artist’s works have been displayed in the State Hermitage on many occasions at exhibitions in the Christmas Present cycle.