CUHK Art Museum presents the exhibition “When Art Speaks”
An unexpected encounter between cultural relics and Star CUers
The Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) presents the exhibition “When Art Speaks – Treasures of CUHK” to celebrate the University’s 60th anniversary. It will run until 5 May 2024. Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition.
The Museum is showcasing 60 treasured artworks, dating from the Shang dynasty to the near-modern era, including rare imperial porcelain, calligraphy and paintings from Guangdong, and masterpieces by Hong Kong artists. The exhibition features a wide range of categories, including oracle bones, jadeware, goldware, zisha, enamel, lacquerware, bamboo carving and others. Highlights include a wanshou vase in underglaze blue, a white jade box with orchids attributed to Lu Zigang, Chen Xianzhang’s Response to the Poems of Night Sprinkle in White Horse Temple with Matching Rhyme in Running-cursive Script, Gao Jianfu’s Wither Lotus in Snow, and Yip Yan-chuen’s Pearl of the Orient. The exhibition comprises three chapters, The Beginning, The Journeys and The New Page, which tell the stories respectively of the establishment of the Art Museum; its collections and academic research; and its rapid development and plans to expand with a new wing.
To celebrate the CUHK’s 60 years, distinguished CUers from various fields were invited to learn about the history of the selected cultural relics and share their own interpretations in audio recordings. The guests include Dr Lee Lai-shan, Dr Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Ms Wong Ching-yi, Dr Sampson Wong, Mr Adam Wong Sau-ping and Mr Mau Hou-cheong (please refer to the Appendix for details).
Since it was established in 1971, the Art Museum has embraced the University’s mission of combining tradition with modernity, bringing together China and the West, and upholding the vision of illuminating Chinese civilisation by giving voice to silent artefacts. Through this exhibition, the Museum also expresses its gratitude to all the patrons and researchers who made stories featured in the exhibition possible.
When Art Speaks – Treasures of CUHK
From 13 October 2023 to 5 May 2024
Gallery I, CUHK Art Museum
Please visit the Art Museum’s website
Please download exhibition photos from https://bit.ly/3LtK7zi.