The Art and Culture of Yixing Zisha Stoneware


Date:
11 April 2015 - 4 October 2015

Time:
Opening Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 1:00–5:00 pm

Closed:
Thursday (Except Public Holidays)
New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays


Venue:
Gallery II & IV, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Enquiries:
Tel: (852) 39437416
Fax: (852) 26035366
email: artmuseum@cuhk.edu.hk


Event Details:

Combining the treasures of two museums, this exhibition demonstrates and explores the artistic achievements and development of Yixing zisha stoneware, as well as its cultural significance and social impact. The exhibits include 168 items from the Bei Shan Tang gift to the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and 50 items from the K.S. Lo Collection of the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, totalling 218 items.

The exhibition presents two main themes.

The first theme–The Culture and Connoisseurship of the Yixing Teapot– is divided into seven sections: The Story of the Gong Chun Teapot; Yixing Ware Dominates the Collecting Scene; Significance and Influence of Mansheng Teapots; Mengchen Teapots and Gongfu Tea; Elegant Works from the Late Qing Dynasty to Early Republican Era; The Modern Tradition; and Export Yixing Stoneware and Its Influence.

The second theme centres on the uses of Yixing pottery beyond tea culture, with special focus on archaistic vessels, elegant objects and naturalistic sculptures for the scholar’s studio.





Jointly presented by the Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Jointly organized by the Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware



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