NEW SOUTH WALES – TAASA Review March 2011


This article was originally found in the March 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 1, Page 30).

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Homage to the ancestors Ritual Art from the Chu Kingdom The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 4 February ­ 26 April 2011 In ancient China, banquets were offered to the ancestors and heavenly deities, with elaborate bronzes used to hold food and wine, and musical instruments.

Drawn from the holdings of the Hubei Provincial Museum, 70 of these ritual objects from the Chu kingdom in the Warring States period (481-221 BCE) are displayed, most from the treasure-filled tombs of the Marquis Yi of Zeng and an anonymous aristocrat at Jiuliandun, which rank among the most astonishing discoveries ever made in Chinese archaeology. A series of exhibition talks from 5.30-6.30pm in the Asian gallery include: Ritual practices: Dr Julian Droogan on 2 March Lacquer wares: Phoebe Scott on 9 March Go to: Arts of Asia lecture series 2011 Innovasian: Asian art 1960s to now Tuesdays 1pm 15 March ­ 20 September 2011 Beginning on 15 March, this course investigates innovation and transformation across traditional Asian art forms, contemporary art movements T h e boy who sti cks ou t h is tong ue , 2 0 0 1 , ZHAN G X iaogang, oil on ca nvas, 2 0 0 .

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