The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia

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DATES

21 MAR - 24 JUN

VENUE

Liang Yi Museum

181 - 199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

INFORMATION

By appointment only

Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with appointments

http://liangyimuseum.com

Curated by Dr. Yuka Kadoi, The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia is not only the first, but also the most dedicated and comprehensive exhibition surveying different aspects of the colour blue in Persian art and history in Hong Kong. Collaborating with eleven major institutions worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum in the United Kingdom; the David Collection in Denmark; the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore; and the Freer and Sackler Gallery Archives in the United States of America, the exhibition draws from an unparalleled scale of collaboration between a Hong Kong private museum and public international institutions with a united purpose in showcasing Persian decorative art to Asian audiences. Complementing these are also objects generously loaned from private collectors in Hong Kong.

 

With materials and categories ranging from glass, ceramic, textiles, painting and manuscripts, this showcase of 94 carefully selected artefacts illuminates the significant role of blue in the visual and material culture of Iran. The colour personifies a timeless quality in Persian history and the impact made on the shaping of other artistic traditions in Asia and beyond.