Časy se mění. Křehká krása zůstává. (Times Are Changing. Delicate Beauty Remains.), a set of plates

Dimensions various Year produced 2018 Medium/material porcelain, cobalt hand painting Production self-produced Web Foto Gabriel Urbánek Text ES


The Haas & Czjzek porcelain factory in Horní Slavkov was the first ever porcelain factory in Bohemia. Its story began in western Bohemia in 1792, but unfortunately ended twelve years ago along with its closure. The project Times are Changing. Delicate Beauty Remains. by Quynh Trang Tran reflects the effort to preserve the history of the once innovative company for posteriority. The factory’s impressive products are represented by a porcelain dining set consisting of eighteen various plates. On their surface, the artist has transcribed by hand the last interview with the company’s owner under whose management the factory went bankrupt.


Quynh Trang Tran (* 1996) is a designer and a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where she studied at the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio. In her work, she focuses on history and tradition, and her projects are often based on personal conversations. She mainly works with ceramics in combination with new technologies (e.g. virtual reality, augmented reality, video). Her intention is to find experimental ways to provoke discussion and to merge disparate fields.

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