The OCS is pleased to announce a guided viewing of the exhibition Bat Cave: Treasures of the Day and Creatures of the Night, with the Asia Society’s Assistant Curator Andrew Fung. Co-organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the exhibition was inspired by an indigenous bat colony discovered at the Asia Society site in the course of building the center. The architects Tod Williams and Billy Tsien adapted their design to ensure the preservation and conservation of this natural habitat.
Bats are among the most auspicious symbols in Chinese art as the word for “bats” is a homophone for “blessings.” They were especially popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties and could be found on a wide range of objects from folk art to court-commissioned pieces. Drawing on both private and institutional collections in Hong Kong this exhibition features over 70 exquisite objects including ceramics, jade carvings, paintings and textiles, offering a rare opportunity to explore the iconography of the bat in objects rarely shown together. The exhibition also hopes to explore bats in contemporary imagination through the work of the Chinese artist Sun Xun and his digital wall mural.
The exhibition continues to 3rd January 2016.
For reservations please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating whether you also wish to join the dim-sum lunch, or register through the form below.
Please make your cheque payable to The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong Limited, GPO Box 6202, Central, Hong Kong.