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《裝飾藝術:當法國與中國交匯》展覽 “Art Deco. The France China-Connection” Exhibition

2019-03-06 (Wed) - 2019-06-30 (Sun)
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“Art Deco. The France China-Connection” Exhibition & “Liu Jipiao, Father of Chinese Art Deco” Talk
One must be Modern and Make It Known to the World

Art Deco, popular between the two World Wars, is widely considered to be the first art style to break geographical boundaries and gain worldwide popularity. While it is not uncommon to see Art Deco designs and artworks in France and the US, one might be surprised to know that the influence of Art Deco is also significant in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, CityU Exhibition Gallery is pleased to present “Art Deco. The France-China Connection” from March 6th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019, showcasing more than 300 pieces of Art Deco-style exhibits including furniture, sculptures, paintings, posters, costumes, ceramic glassware, vases, jewelry, cosmetic cases and other precious objects from museums, institutions and private collectors in France, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Featuring unusual exhibits such as Chinese posters depicting female pilots, the exhibition also showcases a fashionable Vionnet dress typical of the “Roaring Twenties” as well as unique Chinese vanity tables for ladies. Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to view this exquisite exhibition bringing together rare works not just from France but also from mainland China and Hong Kong, allowing you to travel back to a time when designers proclaimed: “One must be modern and make it known to the world”.

“Art Deco. The France-China Connection” Exhibition details:
Date: March 6th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019 (Closed on Monday)
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: CityU Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong


“Liu Jipiao, Father of Chinese Art Deco” Talk details:

Date: March 6th, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 2pm to 4 pm
Venue: Room 6208, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Speaker: Jennifer Wong (Granddaughter of Liu Jipiao)

Liu Jipiao (劉既漂) was a Chinese architect associated with the development of Art Deco architecture in China. Liu’s approach to architecture was to create a modern design with a distinctive Chinese aesthetic. He was invited to contribute to China’s pavilion section of the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in 1925. His design for the entrance, which included a dragon and a phoenix, won awards from the French government. Such design was the first melding of Chinese elements with Art Deco, a uniquely Chinese style that was later embraced by a generation of Chinese architects and artists. The speaker, Ms Jennifer Wong, is the granddaughter of Liu. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University specialized in East Asia Studies.