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Mission:

      The Jin Ze Art Centre is a non-profit organization that upholds the principle of “The use of tools and the Way as one ”. It is aimed at gathering traditional craftsmen, who forge a practical and operational foundation for the use of tools and utensils in handicraft and traditional Chinese architecture and design while also inheriting and passing down culture to allow the spirit of ethnic identity to survive and flourish.

Who We Serve:


•Enthusiasts of traditional Chinese arts and crafts, including artists, designers, scholars, students, and others.
•Chinese and foreign museums, schools, cultural organizations, art groups, and relevant cultural organizations.


Regular Activities:

• Various hands-on workshops
• Artist in Residence
• Themed Exhibitions and Guided Tours
• Gathering of Scholars


About the Art Centre

     The Jin Ze Art Centre, located in the town of Jinze of the Qingpu district of Shanghai, was known throughout the ages as “The Land of Fish and Rice”. Jinze was highly valued and became famous because of its moist lands, a line of reasoning that has been immortalized in the famous saying, “farmers view moist lands as gold”. The lakes and ponds are scattered widely about, and the rivers intersect one another. Jinze once had forty-two bridges, which had earned the town a reputation as “matchless under the heavens for ancient bridges”. The bridges of Jinze have always connected to temples, giving rise to the saying: “The bridges have temples and the temples have bridges.” Having weather the dramatic changes of history, the resonance of refined poets, scholars, countless foreigners and locals can still be seen and felt under the blue lantern light.
     As a water village that retained an ancient style, the Jin Ze Art Centre now has the purpose of passing down traditional Chinese arts and crafts while also maintaining the connection between the young generation and their history.
     The Jin Ze Art Centre occupies approximately 11.5 acres of space, resting on the foundation of a few old, abandoned factories. It has undergone more than ten years of remodeling and reconstruction, and already has several ancient-style buildings and structures. Former residences were arranged into a display style, while meeting centers, and tens of thousands of square meters of tool display rooms for weaving, colored glass, lacquer ware, red ware pottery, ancient dye methods, porcelains, pastries, were built to supply resources to designers, Jin Ze Art Centre members, workshops to encourage “continued and diligent practice after learning”, Tibetan Buddhism sand mandala professors, and exhibitions, as well as accommodate the learning, touring, boarding, lodging, and use of facilities for hundreds of people.
     The Jin Ze Art Centre believes in the concept of “the use of tools and the way as one”, with the purpose of gathering traditional craftsmen, who forge a practical and operational foundation for the use of tools and utensils in handicraft and traditional Chinese architecture and design while also inheriting and passing down culture to allow the spirit of ethnic identity to survive and flourish.
     Even though the Jin Ze Art Centre is an exhibition center for tools of a practical nature, every fence, corridor, building, stand, restaurant, lodge, and workshop is part of the traditional arts and craft products exhibition center. The Art Centre also has business management, including the rent of exhibition spaces, small-scale high-level conferences, and use of the recording studios.
     The community’s vast array of peanut trees, singing and gliding of birds, and the sounds of instruments and resonance of tea culture make the Jin Ze Art Centre one of the best suited for leisure and the cultivation of scholarly activities.


  

 
 
 

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