Asia Week Events: March 4-18

Orchid Pavilion Gathering

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Date & Time: Saturday, March 4, 2:00-5:00PM
Reception with light refreshments
Event fee: $10 Non-Members/ Free for Members/ Free for FOTG
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

The annual event celebrates and encourages artistic inspiration in the spirit of celebrated calligraphy sage Wang Xizhi’s famous gathering with his poet friends at Orchid Pavilion in Kuaiji (today’s Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province) in 353 CE and created the most famous calligraphy work of “The Preface of Orchid Pavilion” in running script. The Orchid Pavilion Gathering has been considered the epitome of a cultured and elegant life ever since. Please join us for an inspiring afternoon and let our exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos take you back to the time of Wang Xizhi and his literati friends.

Willow Weilan Hai, Gallery Director and Chief Curator of Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries will offer tours in Chinese and English on the topic of “Why Six Dynasties?”

2:30PM Chinese Gallery Tour; 3:30PM English Gallery Tour

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For information and registration, please contact 212-744-8181 ext.117 or email: [email protected]


Renwen Society Members Appreciation

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Date & Time: Sunday, March 5, 2:00-5:00PM
Event fee: $10 Non-members/ Free for Renwen Members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Join us for Live Music by Lin Ma, Chinese New Year Reception, Gallery Tour in Mandarin. Our goal is simple – you value your membership experience as much as we appreciate your support. We wouldn’t be here without you!

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For information and registration, please contact 646.912.8861 or email: [email protected]


Lecture: “Why the Seven Sages?”

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Date & Time: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-8:00PM
Event fee: $15 Non-Members/ $10 Members/ Free for FOTG
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

The Seven Sages have been a recurring theme in Chinese art since the Six Dynasties period and they have continued to inspire artists for generations. In her lecture “Why the Seven Sages?” Willow Weilan Hai, Director of China Institute Gallery, Chief Curator of Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries will explore archaeological findings among other artworks through the dynasties and decipher the significance of the Seven Sages as cultural symbols in Chinese art. For information and registration, please contact 212-744-8181 ext.117 or email: [email protected]

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Asia Week Open House

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Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 10:00AM-8:00PM
5:00-6:30PM: Reception with light refreshments
Event fee: Free Admission
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

This will be your last chance to visit Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries, an exhibition described as “a jewel” by the New York Times. Join us for China Institute’s first Asia Week Open House in our new location, and enjoy complimentary gallery admission. Do not miss this chance to meet the curator and learn about our upcoming exhibitions. For information and registration, please contact 212-744-8181 ext.117 or email: [email protected]


Film: Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

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Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:30PM
Event fee: $5 Non-Members/ Free for Members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Once Upon a Time in China (1991), directed by Tsui Hark, introduced by Raymond Tsang, Doctoral Candidate in Cinema Studies at NYU and specialist in martial arts studies.

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For questions or to register by phone, please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]


The Chinese Art Market-Trends, Pitfalls and Opportunities

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Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:00PM
Free for CI members, $20 for member’s guest
Speaker: Nick Wilson, China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

This Industry Updates program will focus on Chinese Art Market, presented by Nick Wilson from China Guardian (HK) Auctions. China Guardian is China’s oldest art-auction firm and one of the top leaders in the Chinese art auction market.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please email [email protected] to RSVP.

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Reading Paintings – The Intricacies and Essence of Chinese Painting

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Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2:00-4:00PM, followed by a reception
$10 Non-Members/Free for All Members
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

In this special lecture, Ms. Hu Yanyan, President of China Guardian Auctions, the premier auction house that specializes in Chinese antiques and art, and a senior specialist in Chinese calligraphy and painting, will examine the Chinese masterworks from ancient, modern, and contemporary, to lead the appreciation of Chinese paintings from the form, brush work, significance and its collection value. For information and registration, please contact 212-744-8181 ext.117 or email: [email protected]

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讀畫 – 中國畫的奧妙與內涵

星期六, 3月18日, 2017, 下午2:00PM-4:00PM
講座人: 胡妍妍
講座對人文學會會員免費, 對非會員收費10美元。因座位有限, 請預先訂位。
地点: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

中國畫緣何能在國際畫中壇獨樹一幅?如何看待中國畫的藝術性和收藏價值?華美人文學會和華美協進中國美術館3月18日(星期六)下午2時至4時特邀中國嘉德董事總裁胡妍妍女士做“讀畫 – 中國畫的奧妙與內涵”的專題講座。

胡妍妍女士任中國嘉德董事總裁之前,曾是中國書畫部門總經理,資深專家,常年從事全球中國書畫珍品的徵集,拍賣工作,具有專業的中國書畫鑑賞能力和豐富的市場經驗。在這次 講座中,胡妍妍女士將援引大量的繪畫作品,從古代到近現代名家大師,逐步品讀中國畫對空間,對形,對筆墨語言的理解與呈現。由技術語言到精神傳承,中國畫集中體現了 古人對自然,社會及與之相關聯的政治,哲學,宗教,道德,文藝等方面的認識。認識了中國畫,也便理解了中國傳統文化,期待愛好中國文化的朋友們積極參與。

中国嘉德国际拍卖有限公司是中國最早開始经营中国文物艺术品的综合性拍卖公司之一。與北京保利国际拍卖有限公司並為中國大陸兩大拍賣行。由該公司拍出的高價藝術品有(價格以人民幣計算):齐白石《松柏高立 图·篆书四言联》(4.255亿)、王羲之《平安帖》(3.08亿)、王翚《唐人诗意图》(1.265亿)、李可染《韶山》(1.24亿)、张大千《爱痕湖》(1.008亿)、《宋名贤题徐常侍 篆书之迹》(1.008亿)等。

講座後將舉辦招待會,以饗聽眾。

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