“HUNTERS, WARRIORS, SPIRITS: NOMADIC ART OF NORTH CHINA” EXHIBITION

The ancient nomads of North China were hunters and warriors, traders who facilitated exchange in goods, technology, ideas, arts, and were also builders of empires. Living a highly mobile life wedded to chasing the game and herding flocks of animals, they bequeathed a wondrous artistic legacy within which men and beasts, predators and prey, culture and nature, are interlocked in an unending cycle of life and death. Today, this world is vividly preserved in the ancient nomads’ artistic heritage, but also in the profound spirituality that pervades them, expressive of an ideal relationship between humans and nature that is more relevant today than ever before.

Presented through over two hundred and fifty art objects, this exhibition tells the story of the nomads from their dim beginnings, during the early 1st millennium, to the “golden age” between the 10th and 13th centuries. To bring these objects to life, the narrative is filtered through the diverse lens of archaeology, art history, anthropology, as well as the broader perspective of cultural exchange across Eurasia.”

CHIEF CURATOR:
Mr. Hing Chao

ASSOCIATE CURATORS:
Dr. Isabelle Frank
Dr. Betty Lo

NEW MEDIA CURATORS:
Prof. Jeffrey Shaw
Prof. Sarah Kenderdine

PRESENTER
City University of Hong Kong
ORGANISERS
Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society Limited
The Orochen Foundation Limited

PARTNER
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Mengdiexuan
Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited
Prizm Group
Innotier

NEW MEDIA PARTNER
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

AN EVENT OF
Hong Kong Culture Festival

Special thanks to Meditative Mind for providing the music OM Mantra Chanting at 417Hz

Date: 23/07/2022 - 23/10/2022
Time: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
Venue: Indra and Harry Banga Gallery (18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong)
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