Programme 2018

Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck: the Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Song and Yuan Dynasties

OPENING TALK

May 22, 2018

Bonhams

​PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

Bonhams Masterclass on Coloured Diamonds

PREVIEWS

May 23, 2018

Collectors Dinner

COLLECTORS ROUNDTABLE

May 23, 2018

International Antiques Fair

​CHARITY VIP PREVIEW & FAIR

Christie's

PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

Sotheby's

​PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

The Art of CUHK 2018

GRADUATION EXHIBITION & AWARDS CEREMONY

May 25, 2018

Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck: the Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Song and Yuan Dynasties

MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES

May 25, 2018

The Silk Road and the Art of the Tibetan Plateau Forum — Pāla Art and its Influence in China 青藏高原絲路與藝術論壇 — 波羅藝術與中國

TWO-DAY FORUM

Chinese Furniture in Siheyuan: their placement, function and inherent social implications

ART TALK

May 27, 2018

Persianism and Domes of Medieval East Asia

MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES

May 28, 2018

Korean Traditional Dance : 舞(무) : 뭇다 (“mu(dance): mutda”)

​PERFORMANCE

Guided tour of Antiques Galleries in Central

​CHARITY HERITAGE WALK

June 01, 2018

T Project - A Taste of Youth

WORKSHOP

June 01, 2018

Liang Yi Talks: What Does a Conservator Do?

SPECIALIST LECTURE/TALK

June 04, 2018

Korean Buddhist Cultural Experience Programme

WORKSHOP

How Valuable Are Art Galleries, Dealers and Auction Houses in Building an Important Private Collection? Collectors Circle Panel Discussion

COLLECTORS CIRCLE PANEL DISCUSSION ​

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Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck: the Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Song and Yuan Dynasties

May 22, 2018

OPENING TALK

In the summer of 1323, a Chinese cargo ship set sail from the port of present-day Ningbo. On its journey to Hakata, the ship encountered a storm off the west coast of Korea. First discovered fortuitously by a fisherman, the Sinan shipwreck is Korea’s largest underwater excavation and uncovered nearly 24,000 artefacts of everyday goods and luxury items bound for the Japanese market. Dr. Youngmi Kim, curator of the Asia Department at the National Museum of Korea, will discuss discoveries from a shipwreck whose precious cargo offers a look into maritime trade and cultural exchanges in East Asia, and the social function of art among Yuan nobility.

The evening lecture and the opening cocktail is the first of the Museum Lecture Series, co-presented by Asia Week Hong Kong and the Korean Culture Centre of the Korean Consulate, supported by the Korean Women’s Association of Hong Kong.

DATE & TIME: 23 MAY (WED) 6:30 pm 

VENUE: Korean Cultural Center, 6/F, Block B, PMQ, 55 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

INFORMATION: By invitation only

For information, email info@asiaweekhk.com

Bonhams

PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

Highlights  of  the  Bonhams  sale  include:  

 

Fine  Chinese  Ceramics  and  Works  of  Art

A very rare imperial amber-inlaid gilt-bronze 'dragon and twelve chilong' box and cover, 18th century

Exceptionally rare, the box and cover is an outstanding example of boxes made in

the Imperial Palace Workshop, the Zaobanchu, under the supervision of the Neiwufu Imperial Household Department, which was in charge of the management of provisions for the Court, which included making of items for the personal use of the emperor and his family. The present box is a testament to the superb craftsmanship and technical perfection achieved during the 18th century.

Rare Jewels and Jadeite

A Rare Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Circa 1980

The cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 12.92 carats, within a marquise, baguette and brilliant-cut diamond surround (with diamonds approximately 3.50 carats total) was recently discovered in a family’s bank vault. Sapphires were first discovered in Kashmir around 1880 but most Kashmir mines rapidly depleted soon after. Termed as 'blue velvet' due to the superiority of their superb cornflower blue hue, most Kashmir sapphires that appear on the market today were discovered more than 100 years ago.   

DATE & TIME: 23 MAY - 29 MAY (WED - TUE)

VENUE: Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery ,Suite 2001, One Pacific Place ,88 Queensway, Admiralty

INFORMATION: For further details, call (852) 2918 4321 or visit http://www.bonhams.com/locations/HK/

Bonhams Masterclass on Coloured Diamonds

May 23, 2018

PREVIEWS

The geological rarity of natural fancy coloured diamonds is owed to a number of factors. Guests have an opportunity to handle, preview, and discuss a selection of highlights from the forthcoming Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction with Graeme Thompson, Director of Jewellery, and Paul Redmayne, Head of Sale, Jewellery.

 

Of all the coloured diamonds, red is the rarest of all. Like pink diamonds, they are created through a process known scientifically as "Plastic Deformation". Such is their rarity that GIA (Gemological Institute of America) records show that from 1957 to1987, not one laboratory report was issued for a diamond with "red" as the only descriptive term. Today, only a handful of red diamonds are recovered every few years, with the majority weighing considerably less than 1 carat. One of this sale’s highlights is a rare fancy coloured diamond and diamond ring, the cushion-shaped fancy brownish red diamond, weighing 1.30 carats, between similarly cut diamond shoulders, ring size 5½.

Drinks reception starts at 6:00pm. Masterclass starts promptly at 6:30pm.

DATE & TIME: 24 MAY or 25 MAY (THU or FRI) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VENUE: Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery ,Suite 2001, One Pacific Place ,88 Queensway, Admiralty

INFORMATION: Please RSVP with your preferred date:

(852) 2918 4321 

jewellery.hk@bonhams.com 

www.bonhams.com/locations/HK/

Collectors Dinner

May 23, 2018

COLLECTORS ROUNDTABLE

In keeping with a spirit of learning and collaboration, the annual gathering of the Collectors Roundtable is a vibrant exchange of knowledge and experience that brings together a select group of collectors, connoisseurs and specialists from Hong Kong and abroad.

DATE & TIME: 24 MAY (THU) pm

VENUE: 

INFORMATION: By invitation only

International Antiques Fair

CHARITY VIP PREVIEW & FAIR

2018 marks the 11th edition of the International Antiques Fair in Hong Kong.


IAF continues its expansion and is today the only event in Asia showcasing more than 70 dealers from all over the world offering Oriental and Western antiques.

Since its establishment in 2008, the IAF’s goal has been to bring together the most prestigious dealers to the Fair in an ephemeral Museum and to encourage 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:

CHARITY VIP PREVIEW 25 MAY (FRI) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FAIR 26 MAY (SAT) - 28 MAY (MON) 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, 29 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 the Charity VIP Preview will be donated to Po Leung Kuk Medical Assistance Fund-raising Programme. To purchase tickets, please email info@chaksinvestment.com or call (852) 2548 8702.

Christie's

PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

This Spring, Christie’s will once again become a convening platform for global collectors and art lovers with its full week of sales in the global art hub of Hong Kong from 25-30 May, accompanied by a series of lectures, previews and art forums.

These landmark sales feature a vast range of exquisite treasures that bear historical significance and distinguished provenance. The key categories on offer this season include: Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Chinese Classical and Modern Paintings, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Arts, as well as a full array of luxury items spanning- Magnificent Jewels, Important Watches, Fine and Rare Wine and Handbags and Accessories.

The Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department will present six sales this season: Celestial Immortals - the Taber Family Tianqiuping from Philbrook Museum of Art, Three Qianlong Rarities - Imperial Ceramics from an Important Private Collection, the Nitta Maitreya, Contemplating the Divine - Fine Buddhist Art, Leisurely Delights of a Transient Life, and Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.

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

DATE & TIME: 25 MAY - 30 MAY (FRI - WED)

VENUE Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai             

INFORMATION: (852) 2760 1766

www.christies.com/hk

Sotheby's

PREVIEWS & AUCTIONS

Sotheby’s presents the mid-season sale of Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn. Known for his eclectic and expansive scopes of interest in Chinese Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn had, over the years, amassed sizeable collections of bamboo, Yixing stoneware and bronzes. These are categories which have gained long overdue traction in comparison to their jade and ceramics counterparts, which have for the most part, embodied the canon of Chinese Works of Art collecting in the West in the past.  

 

In tandem with this great collection is the Chinese Art Sale, which constitutes fine selections from several private Hong Kong collections, in particular, a selection of scholarly items from the Peony Collection. The sale includes an assorted array of classic ceramics examples from the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties, huanghuali furniture, and Ming and Qing jade animal carvings and jade snuff bottles.  

For preview and auction dates and times, please visit www.sothebys.com/hk.

DATE & TIME: 25 MAY - 1 JUN (FRI - FRI) 

VENUE Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty           

INFORMATION: (852) 2524 8121 
www.sothebys.com/hk 

The Art of CUHK 2018

May 25, 2018

GRADUATION EXHIBITION & AWARDS CEREMONY

Presented through the joint efforts of students from the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Art of CUHK 2018 is a showcase of graduates’ artistic ideas and a celebration of the Department’s achievement in nurturing local art talents. Entitled “Forever Young, Forever Weeping”, the joint exhibition comprises of the BA Graduate Exhibition, Annual Exhibition, MFA Graduate exhibition, MFA Year 1 Exhibition and MAFA Exhibition, exploring themes of historical trajectory, cultural connotation and social aspect of arts practices. 

DATE & TIME: 26 MAY (SAT), 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

INFORMATION 

Shuttle buses are prepared for picking up guests: 
1. from University MTR station, Exit A, to Art Museum (depart at 2:45pm)
2. from Art Museum to Cheng Ming Building (depart at 4:45pm)

For RSVP, email info@asiaweekhk.com  

Discoveries from the Sinan Shipwreck: the Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Song and Yuan Dynasties

May 25, 2018

MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES

In the summer of 1323, a Chinese cargo ship set sail from the port of present-day Ningbo. On its journey to Hakata, the ship encountered a storm off the west cost of Korea. First discovered fortuitously by a fisherman, the Sinan shipwreck is Korea’s largest underwater excavation and uncovered nearly 24,000 artifacts of everyday goods and luxury items bound for the Japanese market.

Dr. Youngmi Kim, curator of the Asia Department at the National Museum of Korea will discuss discoveries from a shipwreck whose precious cargo offers a look into maritime trade and cultural exchanges in East Asia, and the social function of art among Yuan nobility.

DATE & TIME: 26 MAY (SAT), 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VENUE: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

INFORMATION To RSVP, please email iaf.hongkong@gmail.com or call (852) 2548 8702 

The Silk Road and the Art of the Tibetan Plateau Forum — Pāla Art and its Influence in China 青藏高原絲路與藝術論壇 — 波羅藝術與中國

TWO-DAY FORUM

The Tibetan Plateau, an important and active area on the ancient Silk Road, has left a rich and varied cultural and artistic heritage in its more than two thousand years of history, and has been the subject of much global academic research. Taking art history, cultural relics and archaeological discoveries in the countries and regions of the Tibetan Plateau as its theme, and against a broader historical/cultural background and time span, The Silk Road and the Art of the Tibetan Plateau Forum will focus on the study of Buddhist relics, the artistic styles and archaeological discoveries in the core areas of the Silk Road such as the five Central Asian countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Nepal.  The aim is to understand from the perspective of art history and archaeology, how the Silk Road, as an economic and cultural epicenter, affected the many Himalayan areas it encompassed in terms of multicultural and religious dissemination, migration of ethnic groups, commerce, and trade.

 

DATE & TIME:

26 MAY (SAT)

Registration 8:40pm

Forum 9:10am - 6:05pm

                     

27 MAY (SUN)
Registration 9:15am

Forum 9:30am - 5:45pm

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

INFORMATION: Free admission, online registration required at https://ticketing.asiasociety.org.hk/

Chinese Furniture in Siheyuan: their placement, function and inherent social implications

May 27, 2018

ART TALK

Classical Chinese furniture has been collected avidly for several decades. It is shown as an object of art in museums throughout the world. However, seldom is it placed in a period house to show its usage, except as installations in museum exhibitions.

Oftentimes such installations are limited to a scholar's study, a bedroom and/ or a hall. The need for a comprehensive study on the interiors of a Chinese home has led to the publication of "Furnishing a Gracious Chinese Home" to explain the placement of furniture.

In the present talk, Philip Mak will guide the audience through the interior of various rooms with three-dimensional illustrations and explain its inherent social implications, in the siheyuan (四合院) during the Ming and Qing periods (14th-early 20th century).

DATE & TIME:

28 MAY (MON)

6:30pm Registration

7:25 - 8:15pm Talk

VENUE: Art Space, 4/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

INFORMATIONTo RSVP, please email bookclub@cadesign.com.hk

Persianism and Domes of Medieval East Asia

May 28, 2018

MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES

Less celebrated today than their counterparts in the Roman and Byzantine West may well be the domes of ancient Iran. Featuring a distinctive structural device known as squinches, however, no less monumental domes did flourish in the Iranian world too, especially between the Parthian and Sasanian period. In fact, the domes that became so commonly adopted to the mosques around the world later on were derived of these earlier precedents. Besides, it is obvious that even before the advent of Islam, the ideas and forms of domes had reached Central and East Asia out of their Iranian heartland. The talk discusses such possible instances of domes in East Asia, and as a major case in point introduces the eight-century Silla Korean Buddhist sanctuary known as Sŏkkuram in Kyŏngju in connection to the Iranian and Central Asian prototypes.

Dr. Minku Kim is an assistant professor of art history at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, specializing China between the Han and Tang period (206 BCE-907 CE), particularly in relation to Buddhism.

DATE & TIME: 29 MAY (TUE), 7:00 pm

VENUE: Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

INFORMATIONFor RSVP, email rsvp@asiaweekhk.com