Title: Looking West and Dreaming East – Collecting Asian Art in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
Series: Orientations Art Circle / Asia Society Lecture Series
Date: 30 June 2021
Time: 19:00 (HKT) – 20:15 (HKT)
Organized by: Asia Society and Orientations Art Circle
Speakers: Michaela Pejčochová (curator of the Chinese art collections at the National Gallery Prague), Györgyi Fajcsák (Sinologist and Director of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts) and Izabela Kopania (assistant professor at the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Orientations’ July/August 2021 issue spotlights Asian art collections in Eastern Europe with guest editor, Michaela Pejčochová, who sets the context with the 16th century collections of the emperor Rudolf II in Prague and the archduke Ferdinand II in Ambras, Austria and looks closely at the collection of Chinese art in the National Gallery Prague. Izabela Kopania provides a historiography of Chinese art in Eastern Europe and takes us through a journey through the ‘Chinese’ rooms of various castles and palaces while Györgyi Fajcsák brings us to modern times with a discussion on the famous Hungarian sinologist, Pal Miklos, and his connection to Chinese visual arts, literature and theatre.
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