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Date: Saturday 20 July 2024
Registration: 10:15 – 10:30am
Guided viewing: 10:30 – 12:00am
Place: The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery

The Oriental Ceramic Society is delighted to present an exclusive guided viewing of the exhibition ‘A Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe’ at The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, with Laure Raibaut.

Co-curated by art historian Dr Isabelle Frank and Laure Raibaut, this exhibition delves into silk’s storied history, from its emergence in ancient China through its evolution to the present day. The exhibition presents approximately 150 exhibits, including many from OCS Honourary Treasurer, Mr Chris Hall’s collection of Chinese textiles, one of the best and most comprehensive in the field. These beautiful artefacts, originating from China, India, France and Italy, reveal major developments in art, trade, fashion and technology. At the same time, the exhibition demonstrates the crucial cultural role played by Chinese silk and silk-making for millennia across the globe.

Laure Raibaut is a curator and art historian with expertise in Asian and European art. Trained in archaeology and art history at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, the Sorbonne in Paris and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Laure has worked for galleries and auction houses in Beijing, New York and Hong Kong. She teaches at L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts and is a lecturer for the Masters program at the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Recent exhibition projects include the exhibition “Pablo Picasso: Paintings in Glass”, that she co-curated for Le French May 2023 at the University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, and “A Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe” co-curated with Isabelle Frankat the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong.  

Please note that all visitors will receive individual QR codes for entry to the university campus. Pre-registration is required. Drop-ins will not be entertained. An extra garment is recommended given the low temperature of the gallery.


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