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Lady-drinking-coffee

Enjoying Coffee, unknown painter, French School, Turkey first half of 18th century, oil on canvas, 112 x 101.5 cm, Pera Museum, Istanbul

DINING WITH THE SULTAN
The act of coming together to partake of a meal is a practice shared by all cultures. Food defines us – we are what we eat. Dining with the Sultan is the first exhibition to present Islamic art in the context of its associated culinary traditions. This novel exhibition includes over 250 works of art related to the sourcing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food, from 30 public and private collections in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

The catalogue has been…

 

ASIAN ART COLLECTORS IN FRANCE

This exhibition explores the connoisseurs, collectors, and dealers of Asian Art in France from 1750 to 1939. Works in the exhibition come from a multitude of sources, including objects from the royal collections of Louis XV and Marie-Antoinette to the commercial and scientific collecting done in Asia from the 1850s to the 1930s…

 

Qianlong red lacquer box

One-door cabinet depicting a set of characters in landscape, China, Qing dynasty, late Qianlong period (1736-1795), wood, carved red lacquer, black lacquer, gilded copper alloy 28 x 38.6 x 19.2 cm, Dijon, Museum of Fine Arts © Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon. Photo: François Jay

Hakanai-Sonzai-#1

Hakanai Sonzai #1 by Pierre-Elie de Pibrac, courtesy Galerie Anne-Laure Buffard Inc. Photo: Β© Pierre-Elie de Pibrac

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY

Over the winter, the Guimet Museum, in Paris, is presenting the photographic project Hakanai Sonzai, which means in Japanese β€˜I feel like an ephemeral creature myself’. Through the use of colour portraits, landscapes, and black and white still lifes resembling prints…

 

LIQUID FRONTIERS: EAST WEST INFLUENCES
This third chapter from the series of exhibitions called Liquid Frontiers and Entangled Worlds is part of a composite research programme taking place at MAO between 2023 and 2024, which seeks to analyse the artistic trajectories and cultural dynamics that have characterised exchange between Asia and Europe over the centuries. Eurasian Traditions highlights the critical role of Asia and the Mediterranean as a fulcrum of cross-cultural interaction and as site of connection, negotiation and constant re-emergence.

This exploration of cultural translation, transposition, and interpretation is done through a selection of objects from West, Central, and East Asia…

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Ewer with rooster head, Iran, Kashan, 13th century (or late 12th/early 13th century), siliceous mixture, fretwork decoration, black motifs under turquoise glass, MAO Museum of Oriental Art, Turin

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