16 Jan 2019 (Wed) | 6:00pm - 9:30pm
101 Grosvenor House, 118 MacDonnell Road
Members only HK$500
6:00pm-Drink 6:30pm-Talk 7:45pm-Dinner
The Chih Lo Lou Collection was established by the late Ho Iu-kwong (1907 – 2006) with the mission to preserve Chinese painting and calligraphy, and promote the art and cultural heritage of China. The works in the collection span from the Song dynasty to the 20th century and chronicle the aesthetics of the different periods and regions. The talk will give an overview of the collection and introduce some of the highlights.
Sunny Tang graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990. He received his Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney in 2000 and MPhil degree in Chinese Art History at CUHK in 2006.
This event is co-presented with The Ink Society. All proceeds received will be for the Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art.
4 Dec 2018 (Tue) | Registration 6.00, Talk 6.30 – 7.45 pm, Dinner 8.00pm
Talk: Christie’s Hong Kong, 22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road; Dinner: Peking Garden, Alexandra House
Talk only: Member $200, Guest $250
Talk and dinner: Member $600, Guest $650
This talk brings out the splendour of monochrome porcelains in the light of the current exhibition at the Baur Foundation in Geneva, 27th September 2018 – 3rd February 2019. Of the 200 some objects on display, two-thirds are from the Zhuyuetang Collection and one-third are from the Baur Collection. It covers a millennium of monochromes from the Great Tang to the High Qing. The idea was conceived four years ago by Professor Peter Y.K. Lam in an attempt to bring together the finest monochromes of the Baur Foundation and the Zhuyuetang Collection.
22 Nov 2018 (Thu) | 5:30-6:30pm-Tour, 6:30-8:30pm-Cocktail
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Member $200, Guest $250
Get a first peek of what is on offer this fall at Christie’s Hong Kong auctions taking place at the Hong Kong Convention Centre before the preview is open to the public with Carmen Shek, Head of Sale, Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, and Sophia Zhou, Associate Specialist, Chinese Paintings. Carmen will share her knowledge of the curated group of ink paintings on offer, an increasingly popular category. From the classical selection is the highlight, ‘Wood and Rock’, by Su Shi or Su Dongpo (1037-1101), the pre-eminent scholar of the Song dynasty and one of the most important figures in Chinese history, with an inscription by Mi Fu (1051-1107).
17 Nov 2018 (Sat) | 3:00-4:00pm
Gallery II, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cost: Member $250, Guest $300
Transportation: Bus pick up next to the low block of City Hall, Central at 2:15pm, returning to central around 4:00pm
6 Nov 2018 (Tue) | 6:00pm-Registration, 6:30pm-talk
Christie’s Hong Kong, 22/F, Alexandra House, Central
21 Oct 2018 (Sun) | 10:45am - 3:30pm
Heritage Museum of Hong Kong
Cost: Member $330, Guest $380
Lunch: Share on a cost–basis
The cave temple at Dunhuang is a unique treasure trove of Buddhist paintings and images par excellence. In the 492 caves at this remote site in northwestern region of China are decorated with extensive amount of wall painting and Buddhist sculpture.These representations are now re-presented in Heritage Museum using the latest virtual reality and mixed reality techniques. This guided tour will cover caves curated at the exhibition in chrnological order, expounding the religious concerns and pictorial representation of the time, making references to changes in artistic tradition over the long history of the cave temple site.
18 Oct 2018 (Thu) | 6:00pm-registration, 6:30pm-talk, 7:45pm-dinner
Ming Chiu Society
Cost: Member $350, guest $400
Matteo Ricci (known as 利瑪竇 Li Madou, Ri Mato and Yi Ma’o in China, Japan and Korea), the Italian Jesuit who was in China from 1582 to 1610, is recognized as the first member of the Society of Jesus to make significant Western contributions to late Ming Chinese theological scholarship as part of his proselytizing agenda. But he is likely best remembered for his contributions to Chinese cartography. This talk will explore how Ricci’s name and maps became assimilated and associated with the West across East Asia from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.
Dr. Richard A. Pegg is currently Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection in Chicago.
9 Oct 2018 (Tue) | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Liang Yi Museum
Cost: Member $200, Guest $250
The exhibition presents a collection of 24 modern Chinese paintings alongside scholarly objects from Liang Yi Museum’s permanent collection of classical Chinese furniture, bringing together the best of not only fine and decorative art but also juxtaposing traditional and classic craftsmanship with the more contemporary medium of modern Chinese painting. After the tour, contemporary artist Barbara Choi will share her views on the genre of blue-and-green landscape painting in traditional Chinese painting, the metaphorical implications of the colours blue and green; and how she finds new possibilities in creating works in this traditional genre.
29 Sep 2018 (Sat) | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hong Kong Convention Centre
Cost: Member $200, Guest $250
Two important art fairs are combined at the Hong Kong Convention Centre this fall: Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia will be showing together, featuring contemporary art galleries from Hong Kong, China and other Asian countries with ink works in a wide variety of forms, as well as Asian and Western antiques from jewelry and silver to Chinese furniture and jade.
We will be guided by Yifawn Lee, Publisher of Orientations magazine. Yifawn will bring her wealth of knowledge in various fields to enrich our understanding and enjoyment of the exhibits.
30 Jul 2018 (Mon) | 11:00am - 2:30pm
Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Art
Cost: Member $450, Guest $500 (incl. lunch at Madame Fu in Tai Kwun)
Remarks: convene at the bridge entrance to Tai Kwun, which is accessible directly from the Mid-levels Escalator, at 10:45am
On Monday 30th July we shall be visiting the newly-revitalised former Central Police Station, which opened in May as the “Tai Kwun” – Centre for Heritage and Art. Our tour will be guided by Brian Anderson, who is Managing Partner of PURCELL, the architects who led the restoration work and adaptive re-use of this 6-acre site, comprising some 16 historical buildings dating from the 1860’s.