Annual K. S. Lo Memorial Lecture
Xiaoyao 逍遥: Wondering Freely and its Legacy in Chinese Art
Professor Martin Powers
22 January 2019
With the generous support of the Lo Kwee Seong Foundation, the OCS is delighted to welcome Professor Martin Powers, Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, as our speaker for the Annual K. S. Lo Memorial Lecturer for 2018. In this lecture Professor Powers will discuss Xiaoyao (逍遥) and its legacy in Chinese Art. Read more
East Asia’s Bronze Age: a Narrative
5 March 2019
Renowned collector Richard Kan and Professor Peter Lam spoke to members about the exhibition at the Baur Foundation in Geneva, highlighting specific works from the collection. This event was cohosted with the Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art and Christie’s.
May Huang spoke about her innovative work in Jinkeng Village, near Jingdezhen, to preserve both the Song Dynasty kiln site ruins and the natural landscape amidst pressures for development. May’s efforts involved lobbying for government support, gaining the cooperation of the villagers, developing educational programs, founding the Dongjiao Institute for Ceramics Studies, and proposing ideas for revitalising Jinkeng’s agriculture with organic produce.
May Huang offered her thoughts on Refilling the Interregnum: Newly Discovered Imperial Porcelains from Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Reigns (1436-1464) of the Ming Dynasty, curated by Wang Guanyu, at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Following a successful handling session and introduction to jades of the Warring States Period to Han Dynasty with Renee Chiang and Bao Pu, a group of members traveled to Taipei to see Betwixt Reality and Illusion: Special Exhibition of Jades from the Warring States Period to the Han Dynasty with Dr. Tsai Ching-liang, researcher in the Department of Ancient Artefacts of the National Palace Museum (Taiwan), at the National Palace Museum. Members were also led through Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy with Dr. Roslyn L. Hammers, who offered her thoughts on highlights from the exhibition. After a packed day of exhibition viewings, members were taken to Taichung for an exclusive introduction to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ming-te’s collection of porcelain, bronzes and jades.
Renee Chiang and Bao Pu led a special study session focused on jades of the Warring States Period to Han Dynasty. Following a short presentation, participants were given the chance to handle and view jades from their collection, the Numina Collection.
Sincere Brush: Works of Ting Yin-yung
Dr. Phil Chan
1 September 2018
Dr. Chan Kwun Nam, Phil led members through a guided exhibition viewing of Sincere Brush: Works of Ting Yin-yung Courtesy of His Students and Friends in the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK. Attendees were present with highlights from the seventy-four works donated by Ting Yin-yung’s (Ding Yanyong) former students and friends at the Department of Fine Arts, that were composed between 1962 and 1978, and spanning the sixteen years when Ting was a faculty member at the Department.
This special event featured a much-anticipated return of the Qianlong-era Pictures of Tilling and Weaving (Geng zhi tu 耕織圖) that are currently in the Huaihai Tang 懷海堂 Collection of Hong Kong. Through the generosity of their owner, rare imperial rubbings of the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving were displayed for viewing after a lecture by Dr. Roslyn Hammers of the University of Hong Kong.
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