The exhibition combines analog and digital technologies to present the masterpieces of Giuseppe Castiglione (1688–1766), an Italian Jesuit missionary who became a highly influential painter in the court of the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong Emperors.
This exhibition results from a unique collaboration between City University of Hong Kong and the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The exhibition integrates historical artworks, new media, and contemporary interactive art to create a compelling multi-sensory visitor experience. Full-size facsimiles of Castiglione’s paintings, famous for combining Eastern and Western styles, are presented side by side with creative, digital interpretations of these works. The result is a fascinating meeting of traditional and contemporary modes of representation.
The presence of Jesuits such as Castiglione, both in Peking and in other major Chinese cities, led to new artistic practices and in a sharing of Eastern and Western philosophical, scientific, and artistic knowledge. In the “Castiglione in Context” section, the exhibition makes visible, through works of art and publications, the three-century-long intellectual and artistic exchanges.
DATE & TIME
26 APR – 31 JUL
10:00am – 7:00pm (TUE – SUN)
Closed on MON
18/F, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon