REVIEW: "Beyond the Jade Terrace" @ Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Nov 18, 2014 8:54AM

"Beyond the Jade Terrace,” recently held at Alisan Fine Arts in Hong Kong, took its name from a sixth-century Chinese love poem anthology entitled New Songs From a Jade Terrace. “Jade Terrace” denotes the luxurious palace apartments that upper-class Chinese women were confined to at the time, and, as described in the poems, it was a place set apart for them to indulge in aesthetic pleasures. Since then, the term “Jade Terrace” has come to represent communities of female artists and the distinct ideals of beauty that characterize them. With that in mind, “Beyond the Jade Terrace” as a contemporary exhibition set out to carry on and re-appropriate the female artistic tradition in China. The exhibition presented four female Chinese artists with their own interpretation and approach to the concept of the “Jade Terrace.”


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