May
26
May 29

Tokyo Chuo Previews & Auctions

Hong Kong Spring Sales

DATE & TIME:

PREVIEW 26 MAY - 27 MAY (FRI - SAT) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

AUCTION 28 MAY (SUN)

10:00 am Fine Modern Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy
2:00 pm Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

AUCTION 29 MAY (MON)

10:00 am Ichigo Ichie - The Art of Tea Ceremony
2:00 pm Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art; Fine Scholar’s Objects

VENUE: Grand ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
INFORMATION: call (852) 2805 9016 or email [email protected].

May
26
Jun 1

Sotheby's Preview & Auctions

Chinese Art, including Japanese prints from a Hong Kong private collection

This sale is highlighted by two Imperial Qing dynasty jade seals from the collection of Emile Guimet (1836–1918), the founder of the eponymous Asian Art Museum in Paris. It also includes a collection of archaic jades assembled in Hong Kong from the 1950s, Yixing stoneware from a prominent English collection, and a selection of Song ceramics together with early Buddhist sculptures and bronze animal paperweights. Incorporating for the first time other collecting categories, this sale will exceptionally feature a fine group of Japanese woodblock prints from a private Hong Kong collection, among them the famed 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), from the series of the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.

 

Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection

This selection of 100 jades from a Hong Kong collection encapsulates the rich diversity and artistic skill of Qing dynasty jade craftsmanship. Highlights of the sale include three jades of the finest jet-white quality: a group of two boys and lotus; an exquisite quatrelobed tray; and a rooster, to celebrate the current zodiac year.


DATE: 26 MAY (FRI) - 2 JUN (FRI)
VENUE: Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
INFORMATION: call (852) 2524 8121 or visit www.sothebys.com/hk

May
26
May 31

Bonhams Preview & Auctions

Highlights of the Bonhams sale include:

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

An Expectionally Rare Pair of Imperial Blue and White 'Bajixiang' Moonflasks, Bianhu

Qianlong seal marks end of the period

Provenance: William Skinner Family, Wistariahurst, Holyoke, Massachusetts; William Cobbett Skinner (1857-1947) and Ruth Isabel (Belle) Skinner (1866-1928); Katharine Skinner Kilbourne (1873-1968); Belle Skinner Kilbourne Taylor (1926-2016)

Fine Chinese Painting

QI BAISHI (1864-1957) Plantain Forest Ink on gold silk, six-panelled screens, inscribed and signed Qi Huang, with two seals of the artist Dated jisi year (1929)

Provenance: The Feng Wen Tang Collection

For more information on preview and auctions dates, please visit www.bonhams.com/hk.


May
26
May 31

Christie's Previews & Auctions

Christie’s Hong Kong Week Spring Auctions brings together Asian 20th century and contemporary art, Chinese works of art, Chinese paintings, jewellery, watches, wine and handbags.

The Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department will present four sales this season: The Perfect Countenance - Fine Buddhist Works of Art, The Yongzheng Emperor’s Double-Dragon Amphora, Adorning the Kings - A Private Collection of Archaic Jade Ornaments, and The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, offering the finest quality cermacis and works of art with distinguished provenance across dynasties.

For preview and auction information, please visit www.christies.com/hk


DATE & TIME: 26 MAY - 31 MAY (FRI - WED) | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VENUE: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

INFORMATION: visit www.christies.com/hk

May
26
May 30

International Antiques Fair Charity Gala & Fair

This year marks the 10th edition of the International Antiques Fair in Hong Kong. The IAF has expanded considerably and is today the only event in Asia showcasing over 70 local and international antique dealers. A series of event such as exhibitions, lectures, guided tours, and antiques appraisals will take place throughout the Fair.

Since its establishment in 2008, the IAF’s goal has been to bring together the most prestigious dealers to the Fair and foster cultural exchanges. The IAF is instrumental in establishing antique business standards in this region and the Fair’s rules are now in line with those applied for many years at all major art fairs in the world.


DATE & TIME:

Gala: 26 MAY (THU) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fair: 27 MAY - 29 MAY (FRI - MON) 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, 30 MAY (TUE) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

VENUE:

Hall 5B & 5C, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

INFORMATION:

All proceeds raised from VIP ticket sales of the Charity Gala will be donated to the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. To purchase tickets, please email [email protected] or call (852) 2548 8702.

May
27
May 30

China Guardian (HK) Previews & Auctions

Founded in May 2011, China Guardian (HK) Auctions is into its ninth season this year since its first Hong Kong auctions held in the autumn of 2012. China Guardian (HK) boasts an elite international team of diligent professionals who are driven by a strong sense of integrity and a passion for applying their expert knowledge in order to render the best possible service to their clients. Guided by our traditional values of integrity, transparency and fairness, and operating in strict accordance with international standards, China Guardian (HK) Auctions pledges to preserve traditional Chinese culture and is fully committed to serving art collectors around the world.

Wholly owned by China Guardian Auctions that specialises in Chinese painting and calligraphy, China Guardian (HK) Auctions is arguably one of the most prestigious auction house in Hong Kong. Their auction areas include Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese ceramics and works of art, 20th century and contemporary Asian art, watches, jewellery, jadeite and classic furniture.


DATE & TIME

Previews: 27 MAY (SAT) 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, 28 MAY (SUN) 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Auction: 29 – 30 May (MON – TUE) 10:00 am

VENUE: 3/F Ballroom & 5/F Flint, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

INFORMATION: visit www.cguardian.com.hk/ or call (852) 2815 2269

The Art of CUHK 2017
May
27
Jun 23

The Art of CUHK 2017

GRADUATION EXHIBITION & AWARDS CEREMONY

This is the 60th anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 'The Art of CUHK 2017' continues the tradition of celebrating the Department’s achievements in nurturing art talents. The annual exhibition is a platform for students to exercise their autonomy. Entitled 'Nothing’s Going to Change my Love for You' includes art work from undergraduate and postgraduate students. The B.A. graduates’ works resulted from discussions and seminars that were initiated by students. The postgraduate works focus on themes of historical trajectory, cultural connotation and social aspects of art practices.


DATE & TIME:

Awards ceremony: 27 MAY (SAT) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: 27 MAY (SAT) - 23 JUN (FRI)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm (MON - SAT)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (SUN & Public Holidays)

Closed THU

VENUE: Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories

INFORMATION: Shuttle bus will depart from the General Post Office in Central at 2:00 pm. Registration required.

RSVP: email [email protected].

May
29
12:00 pm12:00

Lecture: The Principle of Reciprocity: Diplomacy in the Song and Yuan Dynasties

The Principle of Reciprocity: Diplomacy in the Song and Yuan Dynasties

禮尚往來——探秘宋元時期民族通好和外交題材繪畫

Based on the prized collection from Song and Yuan dynasties of the Palace Museum, this talk focuses on the scenes of hunting, entertainment, emissary activities along the Silk Road on original paintings. These scenes are testaments to the diplomacy and cultural exchange between China and other nations, and the artistic heritage of the period which will be analyzed by the speaker.

Yu Hui graduated from the Central Fine Art Academy in 1990 and started doing research on curation and the painting and calligraphy of the Song and Yuan dynasties. In 2009, he won the first Chinese Art–Theory award. He serves currently as member in the Chinese National Political Consultative Conference, member in the National Commission for Heritage, Heinz Götze Professor at the Heidelberg University, Germany, and doctoral student tutor (guest appointment) at the Chinese National Academy of Arts. His works, Decoding Along the River during Ching Ming Festival, Two Centuries of Painting Horses, were published by the Hong Kong Commercial Press.


May
30
12:00 pm12:00

Lecture: Artistic Interactions: Mughal Jades and Enamelled Wares in the Palace Museum Collection

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Artistic Interactions: Mughal Jades and Enamelled Wares in the Palace Museum Collection
CUHK Art Museum

清宮藏莫臥兒王朝之玉器及琺瑯器

In addition to the Forbidden City’s collection of well-known jade ware from India, there are also three Indian-made enamel vessels decorated with precious stone inlays. The vessels were a gift from the 6th Panchen Lama to Emperor Qianlong to honour the Emperor’s 70th birthday. This lecture will explore how these jade and enamel ware came to China via Central Asia and Tibet.

Xu Xiaodong worked as researcher and preservationist in the Palace Museum from 2007 to 2013. Her research interests include history of Chinese jade, gold and silver, amber, imperial arts of the Ming and Qing dynasties and artistic interactions between ancient China and the West. She is currently Associate Director of the Art Museum, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the Fine Arts Department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Xu earned her Ph.D. and M.Phil from the CUHK, and her B.A. from Peking University.


May
31
2:00 pm14:00

Weaving Wednesdays

MILL6: Weaving Wednesdays

'Weaving Wednesdays' is a public and free neighbourhood communicty workshop held in Tsuen Wan's Fuk Loi Estate by MILL6 in collaboration with 'made in sample' every Wednesday afternoon.

Experiment with DIY weaving machines to recreate fabrics from the neighbourhood's donated textiles, and see them turned into a collection of works and products in the future!

Centered on textile arts and culture and research on its heritage and innovation, MILL6 is establishing the permanent collection while curating a series of pre-opening programs consisting of: Exhibition, Community Engagement, Learning, Heritage, Artist-in-Residence and Public Art.


May
31
3:00 pm15:00

Lecture: Will Chinese Design and Lifestyle survive the cultural resistance against Globalisation?

Will Chinese Design and Lifestyle survive the cultural resistance against Globalisation?

YEWN x HKDI

When most people in the world talk about jewellery, 70% of them would think of engagement ring and wedding bands, the rest of them would only think of branded jewelry ranging from Pandora to Graff depending on their level of income and social status. Since the explosion of mass broadcasting media from television to all traditional print media, 'the right to speak' or 'the right to brainwash' for economic benefits has never been in the hands of most parts of Asia, the eastern culture. In this talk, the speaker will share the struggle as a local Chinese brand, vis-a-vis to world domination of western brands, his journey to recreate a market which has been lost for 100 years.

Dickson Yewn is the founder and creative director of YEWN – a 'Contemporary Chinese Fine Jewelry' brand positioned as a luxury jewelry brand in most people’s eyes, but in fact an educational and cultural brand aiming to fill the 100 years void of the lost era in Chinese jewellery.


May
31
6:30 pm18:30

Asia Society Culinary Culture Series - Flavors of the 17,000 Islands

Asia Society Culinary Culture Series
Flavors of the 17,000 Islands

Indonesia’s most well-known culinary expert, William Wongso, joined by Baptist University’s Daisy Tam, in a multisensory conversation on the richness of Indonesia’s culinary culture, will unfold his decades-long journey to put Indonesian food on the world’s culinary map.

As the world’s largest archipelago with over 17,000 islands and more than 300 distinct ethnic groups, Indonesia has been blessed with a rich culinary diversity. Each region is home to distinctive cuisines and flavors with exciting histories with influences from both East and West.

The evening will feature tastings of unique Indonesian spices, ceremonial specialties, specially designed canapés and drinks (by Wongso in collaboration with Drawing Room Concepts), as well as a spice-inspired art installation by artist Lie Fhung.


DATE & TIME: 31 MAY (THU) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

6:30 pm Drinks Reception
7:00 pm Conversation and Tasting
8:30 pm Close

VENUE: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

RSVP: $200 Asia Society members; $350 non-members

Register at http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/flavors-17000-islands

Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

Lecture: Heritage and Revival - a Contemporary Representation of the Art of Dragon- Scaled Book Binding Technique

Heritage and Revival - a Contemporary Representation of the Art of Dragon-Scaled Book Binding Technique
《傳承與再造》龍鱗裝書籍藝術的當代表達
LECTURE/TALK & TEA APPRECIATION

The revival of Chinese heritage is increasingly important as China continues to develop. In this event, the tea art and an artistic book binding technique will complement each other in a contemporary story of heritage revival. Vivian Mak, tea connoisseur, will welcome guests with MingCha’s Phoenix Oolongs tea whose elongated tea leaf resembles a dragon. Zhang Xiaodong, book artist, and Founder and Director of Haitangji Book Art Workshop, will give a presentation on dragon-scaled bound books.

In ancient China, book binding is considered an art form. The rare art of dragon-scaled book binding technique is an early and transitional attempt to solve the problem of handling lengthy scrolls. A dragon-scaled bound book is still a scroll, but each 'page' was folded and pasted in by its edge to form a stunning textured surface resembling scales imbricating one another.

Zhang’s dragon-scaled bound books have entered competitions and were exhibited worldwide to promote this art form. MingCha’s select teas will also be served at the opening lecture and the closing party of Asia Week Hong Kong 2017.


Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

A look at Chinese aesthetics through Ming classical furniture

A look at Chinese aesthetics through Ming classical furniture

In the Ming dynasty, Chinese furniture achieved a pinnacle, elevated from the realm of functional to the realm of philosophical. Ming furniture achieved lofty international acclaim for its subtle beauty and graceful form. The close involvement of the literati in the design of furniture (as also happened in the Song dynasty) led to a projected restraint, dignity and refinement in form. The talented carpenters who humbly toiled in the workshops employed traditional sophisticated joineries, experimented with spatial dimensions, and employed different woods that were newly in vogue due to imports from other countries. Furniture became to represent something higher: the harmony between man and nature, and the union of distinctly Chinese values, ethics, philosophy, and aesthetics.

In this talk, Oi Ling will be exploring what Chinese aesthetics is, through the study of Chinese antique furniture.

Oi Ling Chiang is the founder of Chinese Cultural Studies Center. Prior to that, Oi Ling was the director of a Chinese antiques furniture business on Hollywood Road for 20 years. Her love for and deep understanding of Chinese furniture and culture is contagious, and imbues any conversation on the topic with a richness and thoughtfulness that is unique.


Jun
3
Jun 10

Tea Demonstration in Four Seasons

Drinking different types of tea in different seasons brings numerous health benefits. Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware organises tea tastings for the public throughout the year. Tea demonstrators select various types of tea according to the seasons. Enjoy scented tea in spring, green tea in summer, Oolong tea in autumn and mellow tea in winter.


DATE & TIME: 3 JUN & 10 JUN (SAT) 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

VENUE: Teahouse of the K. S. Lo Gallery, Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware, 10 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong

LANGUAGE: Cantonese

RSVP: call (852) 2869 6690 from May 29 onwards

Seats are limited, please enrol to no more than one session a month

Jun
4
3:30 pm15:30

Sound of Art - Sunday Concert

Hosted by the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 'The Sound of Art: Sunday Concert' series features talented young local musicians. Concerts are free to the Public, and take place on the first Sunday of each month, excluding July and August.

With the Art Museum of Hong Kong currently undergoing renovation, the concerts are now being held at the Lecture Hall at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park. The programme includes verbal sharing with the audience regarding of musicians’ instruments, programme, and experience.

'The Sound of Zheng' is performed by Bessie Wong (Zheng and Flute), Hilda Leung (Zheng), Vicky Lo (Zheng), Jenny Lee (Zheng), Claudia Tam (Zheng).


DATE & TIME: 4 JUN (SUN) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

VENUE: Lecture Hall of Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Free admission

Jun
5
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Tour of the HSBC Archives Gallery and Repository

The HSBC Archives Gallery and Repository tour showcases HSBC’s rich and proud heritage in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region through artifacts, virtual galleries, and interactive displays. With this unique opportunity to learn about the Bank’s significant contributions to Hong Kong and the important people behind the respected financial institution, visitors are taken 'behind the scenes' to the Repository to learn about the inner workings of an archive and see more examples of archival materials and artworks.


Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Party: 'Collecting Across Cultures' Collectors Circle Panel Discussion

The panel discussion on 'Collecting Across Cultures' and the closing party will be held to support the Friends of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The panel members share with us their experiences and thoughts on collecting art. Illustrated by images and actual objects dating as far back as before the Common Era all the way to the last century, this thought-provoking discussions on the arts and material cultures of the Himalayas, Eurasian Steppes, Central Asia, and China is especially pertinent in light of Asia Week Hong Kong’s 'Silk Road' series, which centers on the international trade route as a conduit of culture, religion, art, and technology. The panel members are Betty Lo, Angus Forsyth, Hing Chao, Nelson Leong, and the discussion is moderated by Sotheby Asia’s CEO and Liang Yi Museum’s board member, Kevin Ching.

The Collectors Circle Panel discussion is co-hosted by Asia Week Hong Kong, Friends of the Art Museum, CUHK, and the Liang Yi Museum.


Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

Farewell to Honeychurch: Antiques Roadshow

Long before the flood of antique dealers to Hollywood Road, Honeychurch Antiques has been sharing their expertise and love of Asian antiques since 1963. Sadly, this beloved establishment will close its doors for the final time in June this year.

Join us as we bid farewell to an era. In this heartfelt tribute to the shop, John and Laurie Fairman, the current owners of Honeychurch Antiques, will talk about their lives in Asia, the history of the family business, what it was like to establish an antiques business here and the changes they witnessed on Hollywood Road over the years.

John and Laurie will also host an 'Antiques Roadshow' for our members. If you have an antique that you would like John to evaluate and discuss at the event, please send us a good quality photograph of the item, a brief description, and any information you have on its provenance.


DATE & TIME: 8 JUN (THU) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VENUE: Honeychurch Antiques, 29 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

RSVP: $225 Friends of CUHK members; $275 Non-members
To register, visit www.bit.ly/2qutQBf

Jun
9
11:00 am11:00

Guided Historical Site Tour and Lunch at Zetland Hall

The first masonic hall in Hong Kong was first built in 1846, and was named Zetland Hall in honour of the Zetland Lodge that had built it. Today’s Zetland Hall was built in 1950. Plans for this building were drawn up by the freemasons interned during the Second World War. The building serves as the meeting place for the Freemasonry Movement, which first reached China as early as 1759. Due to the changing political climate, all masonic halls in China ceased operation and Hong Kong’s still standing masonic hall remains an important centre of the freemasons in China until this day. The tour is a rare opportunity to learn the history of the freemasons in Hong Kong through Zetland Hall’s architecture and its exclusive collection. We will end the tour with a lunch.


Jun
10
3:00 pm15:00

A Conversation with Fung Ming Chip and Catherine Maudsley

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Asia Week Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association presents a conversation with Fung Ming Chip, calligrapher, and Catherine Maudsley, art historian, art consultant, curator, and educator. Fung is known for his 'new scripts' that free the visual experience from the written language. He was Artist-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge, and his works have been included in major private collections and public institutions internationally. In 2014, he completed After Mi Fu Handscroll, Response to Mi Fu’s Boat on Wu River, a work that was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Fung’s interlocutor is Catherine Maudsley, who was a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Scholar in Beijing, and a Commonwealth Scholar in Hong Kong. She has published and lectured extensively on Asian art. This event will offer an internationally acclaimed artist’s perspective on his own works, as well as creating art across cultural boundaries between America and the Greater China Region. Maudsley’s intervention will also enrich this conversation with her expertise and experience on Chinese art.


Jun
13
12:00 am00:00

Linking the Style and Technology of Jade Carvings in China: The Hongshan Culture to the Modern Era

Through research into the characteristics of tool marks preserved on hard stone artefacts, Margaret Sax developed a methodology for the identification of ancient carving methods based on optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Her specialisation arose from a project to identify the materials of more than two thousand near Eastern cylinder seals (about 3500-400 BC), which led to an investigation of the tools and techniques used to engrave the hardest, quartz seals. The study resulted in a radical reassessment of the date for the introduction of the jeweller’s wheel in Mesopotamia. The methodolgy has since been applied to the carving of nephrite jade in China, a tradition spanning seven millennia. In this lecture, connections will be drawn between the ancient jade engraving techniques of the Hongshang culture and jade carving in China today.

The lecture is presented by Margaret Sax of the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research in the British Museum.


DATE & TIME: TBC


VENUE: TBC


May
28
2:30 pm14:30

Lecture: A Chapter on Precious Wood

Chinese classical furniture trade in Hong Kong and Macau reflects the economic, social, and cultural history of the Pearl River Delta in the 20th century. Chiang Mei Ling, President of the Association of Traditional Chinese Furniture and Director of Oi Ling Antiques, will give a talk on this interesting topic, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Chiang Lim-Che, Chinese furniture connoisseur, Wai Yin and Dave Gallery’s Dave Kwan, Ng To Chon from Hoi Long Arts and Crafts (Macau), Art Treasures Gallery’s Vicke Un, Old House Gallery’s Fong Lian Wa, Ip Hong from Ip Hong Investment and Trading. The session will be moderated by former Cable TV and HKTV news anchor Caca Lam.

The Association of Traditional Chinese Furniture promotes the appreciation and study of Chinese antique furniture.


Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing
May
27
3:00 pm15:00

Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing

This unique exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong, woven after designs by François Boucher at the famous Beauvais Manufactory in 1758–1760. The large and well-preserved textiles shown in Hong Kong were commissioned by King Louis XV, part of which was presented to Emperor Qianlong in 1766. These celebrated tapestries are accompanied by another historic set of prints, entitled 'Conquests of the Qianlong Emperor', painted by Jesuits.

In the mid-eighteenth century, the Chinese and French Empires idolised each other and cultural influences and exchanges of this kind were significant.


DATE & TIME: 27 MAY (SAT)

3:00pm - 3:30pm English tour

3:30pm - 4:00pm Cantonese tour

4:00pm - 4:30pm French tour

VENUE: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

RSVP: visit www.umag.hku.hk/en/event_detail.php?id=2620472

Free admission

 

May
27
2:30 pm14:30
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Museum Opens Late: Special Exhibition Tour

Cheung Po Tsai was a notorious pirate in the South China Seas during the late 18th century. His fleet ravaged the ships along the Guangdong coast between 1800 and 1810 until they were undertaken by the imperial forces under Governor Bailing between 1809 and 1810.

The exhibition traces the development of China’s ports and trading routes in the South China Sea from the Ming to the Qing dynasties through the stories of Cheung Po Tsai. It offers a fresh angle on maritime history with its narrative through the eyes of pirates, with a focus on Hong Kong, then Pearl Delta River and Southern China.

The exhibition also shed lights on the evolution of shipbuilding technologies in the context of sea piracy, as new shipbuilding and counter-piracy technologies were met with new tactics deployed by the pirates. Do not miss this chance for a special guided tour of the exhibition.


DATE & TIME: 26 MAY (FRI) 7:00 pm

VENUE: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Central, Hong Kong

INFORMATION: visit www.hkmaritimemuseum.org

Free with museum admissions 

May
26
10:30 am10:30

International Seminar: Asian Avant-Garde Art and Its Practice

The International Seminar on Korean Contemporary Art discusses Korean art’s relationship with China and Japan within the context of Asian art history.

Inviting artists, scholars and senior curators from Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong to discuss the current trend Avant-Garde Art and interrelation between the regions, the seminar will bring Korean art discourse to international surface by discussing it under the context of trilateral art history.

Youngwoo Lee, Executive Director of the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, moderates discussion of Session 1, 'Korean and Japanese Avant-Garde'. Honghee Kim, former director of the Seoul Museum of Art, moderates Session 2 on 'Korean and Chinese Political Art'.

Full Day Seminar with Curators, Artists, Museum Directors and Professors:
Registration: 10:15am
Session 1: 10:30am - 1:20pm
Session 2: 2:30pm - 5:20pm

Speakers:
Korean and Japanese Avant-Garde
Yeon Shim Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
Doryun Chong, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong
Yongwoo Lee, Executive Director, Shanghai Himalayas Museum (Moderator)

Korean and Chinese Political Art
Young Min Moon, Art History Professor, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, U.S.A.
Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Ding Liu, Artist
Kim Honghee, Former Director of Seoul Museum of Art (Moderator)

Founded in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, supports international exchanges, diverse research, consulting, and educational programmes to enhance the global competitiveness of the Korean performing arts.

DATE & TIME:
26 MAY (FRI) 10:30 am - 5:20 pm 

VENUE:
JC Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

YEWN Cocktail Reception
May
25
5:30 pm17:30

YEWN Cocktail Reception

YEWN Jewelry’s Chinese Flower series will be launched in Hong Kong with special fairies appearance. Positioned as a luxury jewelry brand in most people’s eyes, YEWN is in fact an educational and cultural brand aiming to fill the 100 years void of the lost era of Chinese jewelry.

YEWN is a seed that was sown five thousand years ago in China. It germinates each time Dickson Yewn, YEWN’s creative director, creates a wearable work of art. He uses sophisticated 21st-century craftsmanship to make exquisite jewels that remind us of the national treasures once produced by the imperial artisans. YEWN has the vision to revive the finesse and sophistication of Chinese arts and culture.

'YEWN' is a play on words – it is not only Dickson’s family name, but also a homonym of 'affinity' and 'luck' in Chinese. Good fortune and auspicious symbolism are always central to Chinese philosophy and culture, and are represented in many different kinds of phrases, symbols and decorative arts in China. These meaningful and powerful wishful thinking can now be found in our works.

Dickson Yewn welcomes his guests for an enchanting evening.


May
24
8:30 pm20:30

Collectors Roundtable

The Collectors Roundtable brings together local and international Collectors and Private Curators for an evening of wonderful discussions to share interests and appreciation for Asian arts in a vibrant and stimulating dinner setting.

The Collectors Roundtable gives unique insights & deepens the collectors knowledge in collecting.

By invitation only

Opening Talk: A Museum’s Story of Collecting
May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Opening Talk: A Museum’s Story of Collecting

France boasts a long history of collecting and researching Asian art. Located in the heart of Paris, Musée Guimet, or Musée national des arts asiatiques, holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collection of Asian arts. Sophie Makariou, Director of the Musée Guimet, will take us through the museum’s history, its founder and important collections in an evening lecture and opening cocktail. The event, which is the first of the Museum’s Lecture Series, is co-hosted by Asia Week Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University Museum Society, and the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong.

Sophie Makariou studied philosophy and history of art in France, specialising in the Islamic world, and particularly the interaction between the Islamic and Chinese world of art. In her 12 years at the Louvre, she created the Department of Islamic Art and was appointed its director. In 2013, she became the Musée Guimet’s Director. She was awarded the Chevalier of Arts and Letters and of the Ordre national du Mérite for her contribution to the arts.


SOPHIE MAKARIOU

General Heritage Curator, she began her career at the Musée du Louvre in the Département des Antiquités orientales (Department of Near Eastern Antiquities).

A graduate of the École du Louvre in Art History and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in History (M2), she also studied at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations) (classical Arabic).

In 2001 she was appointed by the President of the Musée du Louvre, Henri Loyrette, to prefigure an Islamic arts department. Director of the Département des arts de l’Islam, she orchestrated its creation up to its inauguration by the President of the French Republic in 2012.

A specialist in cultural interactions between civilisations, she has published numerous studies on the theme of exchanges, and was appointed President of the Musée national des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet in 2013.

She is Chevalier of Arts and Letters and of the Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit).