Mexican Modernism

11 06 2016

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Gustavo Montoya’s “Two Children, One Playing”was my favourite piece at the “Mexican Modernism” exhibition at Hong Kong University’s museum, a show that I happened to see advertised on a banner as I passed by on a minibus on Bowen Rd.

TheMexican exhibition – also featuring minor works by Diego Rivera and Leonora Carrington – seemed a good excuse to visit the dusty and little-visited museum, housed in a 1930s building that once housed the university’s Chinese language library. Its cluster of small and quiet galleries currently house Ming dynasty furniture, a collection of Nestorian Christian crosses from 14th century Mongolia and Japanese lacquerware as well as the Mexican modernists.

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