FINE ART ASIA 2022 Academic Programme

 

Revealing the HKPM Special Exhibition: Treasures of Art and Architecture from the Liechtenstein Princely Collections

Presented by Hong Kong Palace Museum

Speaker:

 

Ms Rachel Leung, Assistant Curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Dr Xu Yang, Associate Curator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Date: 8 October 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Language: Putonghua

 

From November 2022 to February 2023, the Hong Kong Palace Museum will present its first major special exhibition after the opening season. It features the art collection and architectural undertakings of the reigning princes of the House of Liechtenstein, from which the Principality of Liechtenstein in Continental Europe takes its name. As the exhibition’s co-curator, Ms Rachel Leung introduces the different collecting practices of the princes, while Dr Xu Yang explores the gardens they commissioned, which reflect the artistic dialogues between the East and the West.

This talk is a preview of the upcoming special exhibition “Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein” in Gallery 8 at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. The exhibition is co-organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Leung earned her M. Phil degree in Humanities from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. A key member of the curatorial team, Ms Leung has contributed to the Hong Kong Palace Museum’s opening exhibitions “Entering the Forbidden City: Architecture, Collection, and Heritage” and “Grand Gallop: Art and Culture of the Horse”, and serves as a co-curator of the special exhibition “Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein”. Prior to her appointment at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, she served at the Sun Museum in Hong Kong from 2015 to 2020, first as Assistant Curator and later as Associate Curator. She has made significant curatorial contribution to thirty-six exhibitions with themes ranging from Chinese ceramics to twentieth-century Chinese paintings and Hong Kong contemporary paintings, and was involved in the editing and translation of ten museum publications. Her research interests include Chinese landscape painting in the early Qing dynasty and the culture of the Qing imperial court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Xu Yang specialises and publishes in traditional Chinese architecture and garden art. He received his doctorate in Architectural History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Yang has co-curated the Hong Kong Palace Museum’s opening exhibition “Encountering the Majestic: Portraits of Qing Emperors and Empresses” and the special exhibition “Odysseys of Art: Masterpieces Collected by the Princes of Liechtenstein”. He also made curatorial contributions to “Entering the Forbidden City: Architecture, Collection, and Heritage” and “From Dawn to Dusk: Life in the Forbidden City”. His current curatorial and publication projects include “Yuanmingyuan: Garden Art and Qing Court Life” (working title). Prior to his appointment at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore. He began his career early on at the National Museum of China, where he contributed to its academic and publication programmes. His past curatorial and research projects include the conservation of the Qianlong Garden at the Palace Museum, a study on stone imitation of timber-frame structures in the Song dynasty, and the survey and representation of cave temples at the Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum in Hong Kong. He has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals.