Le French May 2015: On-going exhibitions [fr]

4 On-going Le French May art exhibitions that you can visit now.

1. Bruno Barbey: China Since 1973 at F11 Photographic Museum till 20/9
2. Sèvres – Porcelain of The Kings at the HK University Museum and Art Gallery till 16/8
3. Traverse - Video Installations by Robert Cahen at The Macao Museum of Art till 20/9
4. From Lorient to the Orient at the Macao Museum till 30/8

It’s summer and it is the perfect time to relax and be inspired by some extraordinary works of art. There are 4 on-going exhibitions of Le French May that you can still visit:

1. Bruno Barbey: China Since 1973
F11 Photographic Museum
until 20 September, 2015
for more information:link

The exhibition features the photographic works of renowned French photographer Bruno Barbey. These mesmerizing images were taken by Barbey since September 1973 in China, when he joined the then French President George Pompidou’s official visit to China. The exhibition is hosted by the recently founded F11 photographic Museum in Happy Valley and has been extended until 20 September.

2. Sèvres: Porcelain of The Kings
Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery
until 16 August, 2015
For more information: link

One of the main highlighted exhibition of this year’s festival, this exhibition showcases more than 100 pristine Porcelain pieces from the world famous Sèvres manufactory in France. The exhibition will go until August 16 at the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery.

3. Traverse - Video Installations by Robert Cahen
Macau Museum of Art
until 20 September, 2015
For more information:link

As one of the most renowned French video artist in the world, Robert Cahen has won numerous awards worldwide. Cahen is a pioneer both in the field of electronic muscal instrument and video art. Traverse: Video Installation by Robert Cahen brings 16 of Cahen’s works, including 5 videos and 11 video installations to Macau Museum of Art for the first time. The exhibition will go until September 20, so go see this inspiring exhibition the next time you are in Macau.

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4. From Lorient to The Orient: Port Cities of China and France on the 18th Century Maritime Silk Route
Macao Museum
until 30 August, 2015
For more information:link

It is often said that more trade has flowed through Macao than through Venice. Obligatory port of call for several centuries, Macao turned out to be a hub at the beginning of world trade in the 18th century.

L’Amphitrite, first French vessel to make the voyage to Canton returned to Lorient in 1700 with its precious cargo of goods from China. The cargo sold in Nantes consisted mainly of tea, porcelain and silk. In the mid 18th century Lyon became the silk capital and dealt with all the European royal families. Chinese style influenced design, textile and fashion and Queen Marie-Antoinette decorated her salon des jeux in Versailles with “pékins” a silk fabric.

So mark your calendar and be sure to make time to visit one or all of these wonderful exhibitions, brought to you by Le French May.

publié le 21/07/2015

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