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Amazing Clay: The Ceramic Collection of the Art Museum

1 April 2016 - 28 May 2017, Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong

 

The exhibition features a selection of Chinese ceramics dating from the Neolithic to late-Qing period in the Art Museum's collection. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the Art Museum was able to build up a comprehensive collection of ceramics. Over 200 pieces will be on display in phases in the present exhibition.

The Legend of Hong Kong Toys

2 March 2017 - 15 May 2017, Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

The Hong Kong Museum of History has partnered with the Hong Kong Toys Council and the Toys Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong to organize this exhibition. By showcasing around 2,000 (sets of) toys familiar to Hong Kong people or made locally, the exhibition explores the evolution of toys in the past century and the way shrewd industrialists transformed Hong Kong into a toy kingdom. The exhibition also examines how the entertainment industry in the forms of animation, comics, cinema and television influences trends and production of toys, and the role in which Hong Kong partook. Moreover, the exhibition illustrates functions of toys beyond fun and play, and the way toys adapted to changing times. The exhibition venue shall feature a play area which will surely encourage children to immerse in play and at the same time ponder the meaning of toys.

Pirates of the South China Sea: Chasing Cheung Po Tsai and Port Cities

15 April 2017 - 30 September 2017, Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong

 

This exhibition will explore the development of ports and early trade routes in the South China Sea during the 16th to 20th centuries. It will provide a fresh angle on maritime history with its narrative through the eyes of pirates, with a focus on Hong Kong, then Pearl Delta River and Southern China. By exploring the locations of pirate bases such as those of Cheung Po Tsai, the exhibition will begin by tracing the development of China’s ports and trading routes from the Ming to the Qing dynasties.

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

18 March 2017 - 11 June 2017, Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

 

This major traveling and transforming exhibition is based on several intertwined lines of tension and narratives found today in the realities, artistic and cultural production, and contemporary thought in the Asian sphere and beyond. It is constructed on a spectrum of art practices, new commissions, case studies curated by Yongwoo Lee, Qu Chang, and Simon Soon, and experiments on forms and processes addressing, directly or symbolically, several broad categories of issues. These can all be traced to the seismic forces that have transformed the world over the past decades, with Asia being at the forefront of these changes. Presented together with Kadist, the exhibition is curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero.