A Field in Bloom & Phoenix Reborn – Chu Jades Excavated from Hubei Museum
Dr. Xu Xiaodong & Dr. Phil Chan
20 January 2018
The OCS has organised for a guided viewing of two exhibitions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Phil Chan will lead members through “A Field in Bloom: Highlights of Chinese Art to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK” followed by a discussion of “Phoenix Reborn – Chu Jades Excavated from Hubei Museum” by Dr. Xu Xiaodong, Associate Director of the Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Read more
The origins of the “Yixian Luohans” as they came to be known thanks to Friedrich Perzynski’s account has been a source of controversy ever since they first appeared. In his talk, Tony Miller will recount the history of their discovery, update members on recent research and offer his own view of why much that has been written since these beautiful sculpted-from-life figures first surfaced in 1912 has been misguided.
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The OCS members were guided through M+’s first exhibition on the subject of ink art with its curator, Dr Lesley Ma. Featuring works by more than forty artists from across Asia and beyond, The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+, was the museum’s first dedicated exhibition on the subject, highlighting the diverse explorations that have taken place within ink art since the 1960s.
In this lecture Professor Lam revisited the Zhonghe Tang Group to share important findings in light of recent scholarship done in China and, most importantly, new information available from a large and important group of Zhonghe Tang shards recently found in downtown Jingdezhen and Fouliang magistrate site.
George Chinnery & Chinese Export Art
13 November 2017 – The Hong Kong Club
The lecture presented a rare opportunity to take a close look at The Hong Kong Club’s fine collection of works by George Chinnery (1774-1852) – drawings, watercolours and oil paintings by the great expatriate artist, who came to the China coast to escape from his Calcutta creditors, but remained for 27 years producing much of his best work.
K. S. Lo Memorial Lecture
Dining, Diplomacy and Decoration: Chinese Porcelain in European Court Collections, 1500-1800
Dr. Stacey Pierson
8 November 2017 – The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Pierson mapped and traced the complex and fascinating history of consumption, collecting and exchange of late Ming and Qing Chinese porcelain in the courts of Europe, demonstrating its lasting impact on the visual and cultural landscape of court settings across the European world.
Welcome to The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong. Founded in 1974 by a small group of collectors and enthusiasts, it is an independent non-profit society for those sharing an interest in Asian art and culture. Over its forty-year history, it has established itself as a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge about all aspects of Asian art through a diverse series of events. These include lectures by scholars and collectors, guided exhibition viewings, study tours, exclusive auction previews, collection visits, and masterclasses that look at a particular subject in greater depth.
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