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ART TALK: Chinese Furniture in Siheyuan: their placement, function and in...

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Room 407, 4/F Remex centre

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Classical Chinese furniture has been collected avidly for several decades. It is shown as an object of art in museums throughout the world. However, seldom has it been placed in a period house to show its usage, except as installations in museum exhibitions. Oftentimes such installations limit to a scholar’s study, a bed room and or a hall. It seems there is no comprehensive study on the furnishing of a Chinese home. The speaker has long felt the need for this, after years of research, he has recently published a book, “Furnishing a Gracious Chinese Home” to explain the placement of furniture.

In the present talk, the speaker will guide the audience through the interior of various rooms with three-dimensional illustrations, He will narrate the furnishing with its inherent social implications, in siheyuan (四合院) during the Ming and Qing periods (14th-early 20th century). Furthermore, he will talk about the pieces in those rooms with illustrations and drawings, in conjunction with colour plates from various important collections.


Speaker: Philip Mak

Date: 28 May 2018

Time: 6:30 registration and reception;

7:15-8:15 the talk


Venue: Art Space

(4/f, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road / next to the MTR station)

About the Speaker:

Philip Mak (麥耀翔) was born in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of London University with degrees in Arts and Science. For over thirty-five years, he has held curatorial positions at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Tsui Art Museum, and the University Museum and Art gallery of the University of Hong Kong in succession. Also he has been an associate of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He has organized many exhibitions on Western art, Chinese Art and Antiquities. Being an eloquent art historian and a trained art conservator, he has published many papers, catalogues and books. Among them he has written articles on: “Chinese Wooden Chairs”, “Chinese Wooden Tables”, and a best seller of “Wooden Stands”. Currently he lives with his family in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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