Christie’s has, of course, a lot of expertise in art of all kinds, including Chinese. This includes:
Drawing on Nature, exhibition of works by Imperial Japanese artistTaki Katei at Liverpool’s World Museum until 13 April 2020.
Jiushi International Art Center on the Bund in Shanghai has a spacious and elegant exhibition of works by Qi Baishi, China’s most famous modern artist.
As well as being well known for his paintings, he was also a prolific carver of seals: one of his epithets was “Rich Man of Three Hundred Seals”. He published several books of seals, well before his paintings were published. This exhibition has enlargements of many of his seals on the walls.
After the show you could always nip next door to the Waldorf Astoria for tea and cakes!
Iridescent Blue: Kingfisher Feather Jewellery from China – an evening talk on 1st November in Bath.
Exhibitions at the Museum of East Asian Art:
MEAA has also very kindly put their collection online.
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is best-known for his gunpowder explosion events staged in public spaces worldwide and for his firework display for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. You might remember him in the final episode of Simon Schama’s Civilisations on the BBC in 2018.
See some of his smaller-scale works at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 25 Oct 2019–19 Apr 2020.
The CBPS Calendar for 2020 is now published. Copies can be purchased from CBPS for £5 each, plus p&p.
Asia House & Bagri Foundation sponsor the Asian Literature Festival , September – November 2019, at locations across London.
Includes a talk by Jung Chang on her new biography about the Soong sisters: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister.
An interesting BBC radio programme on the Soongs is available as a podcast.
A Scottish take on traditions Chinese scholar objects by artist David Watson Hood, including inkstones made from local rocks. You can see more of his recent work on Facebook.