Published by 香港 (HK) Sacred Spaces Society,
石濤，蓮社圖，水墨紙本，31 x 376.7cm
Shitao, Lotus Society, Ink on paper, 31 x 376.7cm
Have you ever been museum hopping in Tokyo? There are many wonderful institutions to visit like the Edo-Tokyo Museum / 江戸東京博物館 and The Gallery of Horyu-ji Treasures / 法隆寺 where you can view both traditional and contemporary Japanese Art. Many of these museums are purpose-built. Some of them are in fact breathtaking. There are also several museums that live in more humble surroundings. Typical Tokyo office towers. Whether because of the vagaries of expensive Tokyo real-estate or the commonality of architecture between the companies that brought fortune and what that fortune purchased. These museums are often living on several floors of a working office tower and visiting them can feel a little like going to work!
齊白石，漁翁，1932，水墨設色紙本，135 x 47cm
Qi Baishi, An Old Fisherman, 1932, Ink and colour on paper, 135 x 47cm
I bring this up because there are institutions popping up in Hong Kong that fit this description. One of them is the new Sun Museum / 一新美術館 in Kwun Tong. Currently housed in the SML Tower on the fourth floor, this museum is currently showing an exhibition titled "Dreams of Chinese Painters: Yitao Collection - 丹青夢 一濤居藏品".
齊白石，雙壽，1946，水墨設色紙本，106 x 39cm
Qi Baishi, Longevity, 1946, Ink and colour on paper, 106 x 39cm
The exhibition highlights 50 pieces from the Yitao Collection ranging in work including pieces from Bada Shanren - 八大山人 and Shitou - 石濤 as well as Qi Baishi - 齊白石 and Zhang Daqian - 張大千. This is a great opportunity to see works from some of the most important Chinese painters in several generations in a quiet contemplative space.
Sacred Spaces has been granted an English language docent lead tour of both the facilities and the exhibit. Both are FREE of charge BUT due to limited space will be reserved for Sacred Spaces Society MEMBERS ONLY. Society membership is separate from the Meetup group. Simply complete the membership procedure available here to participate.