The OCS is delighted to present an exclusive guided exhibition viewing of Phoenix Reborn: Chu Jades Excavated from Hubei with Dr. Xu Xiaodong & A Field in Bloom: Highlights of Chinese Art to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK with Dr. Phil Chan.
To mark the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has organized A Field in Bloom: Highlights of Chinese Art to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK, jointly with the Art Museum, CUHK. The exhibition runs through two periods, from 30 September 2017 to 3 December 2107 and from 8 December 2017 to 21 January 2018, with collections taken from the Department of Fine Arts and individual exhibits borrowed from the New Asia College and the Art Museum, showcasing sixty great works of painting and calligraphy done by the Department’s former teachers and visitors in sixty years, including but not limited to Pu Shin-yu, Ting Yin-yung and Wang Chi-ch’ien (C. C. Wang).
Divided into three parts, ”˜Works of the Masters’, ”˜Lessons in Artistry’, and ”˜Impromptu Compositions’, the exhibition showcases the development of the Department over the years and lends valuable substance to the study of modern and contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy, as well as art education in Hong Kong.
Dr. Xu Xiaodong will then lead members through Phoenix Reborn. The exhibition explores the impact of Chu culture through jade carving, featuring 158 pieces of jade excavated in Hubei Province from tombs dating from the Zhou Dynasties to the mid and late Warring States. These tombs were located in the ancient Kingdom of Zeng (Guojiamiao and Zeng Houyi) and the Kingdom of Chu (Shanwan, Yaojiagang, Caojiagang and Jiuliandun). None of the objects have been exhibited outside of mainland China before.