Color Stories: The Hong Kong Museum of Art’s new exhibition “#popcolours: The Aesthetics of Hues in Antiquities from the HKMoA Collection“is quite a departure from their usual curation: instead of presented according to time period or themes, the artefacts are sorted by colors. Check out a dizzying array of artefacts in a range of blues, reds, yellows, whites and blacks. Exhibits include porcelains, lacquerware, textiles, glass and jade. From blush pinks and red bean pinks, to coral red and rouge red, the exhibition showcases the colorful world of ancient China.
To make it extra fun, five historical figures are imagined as key opinion leaders, namely Emperor Qin, Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty, Emperor Yongle of the Ming dynasty and Emperor Qianlong and official Lang Tingji of the Qing dynasty, to represent the five colours and introduce how they influenced the selection of colours of the artefacts at their time.
Where? Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When? Now through March 30, 2021
How much? Free!
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