The “1911” exhibition, a programme to mark the centenary of The University of Hong Kong, features an extraordinary selection of 86 photographs brought together for the first time from collections worldwide by Liu Heung Shing, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo-journalist.

The photographs, which date from the 1860s to the early 1920s, provide an insight into the origins of modern China, in which Hong Kong played a key role. They illustrate the social conditions and attitudes of the era, the atmosphere inside the imperial court in the dying days of the Qing Dynasty, the lives of the mighty and the poor, and various events that helped shape the transition of China from the empire to the republic era.

The exhibit is jointly presented by two arms of HKU, the Journalism and Media Studies Centre and the University Museum and Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Beijing World Art Museum, and is sponsored by HKU Culture and Humanities Fund. The exhibition is guest curated by Karen Smith, a British critic and curator who lives in Beijing.

Exhibition Details

30 August–4 October 2011

University Museum and Art Gallery, 90 Bonham Road, Hong Kong

「大道之行–紀念辛亥革命一百周年影像展」為中港十一地紀念辛亥革命百周年的大型圖片聯展項目,香港大學百周年校慶節目,展出86幅1850年至1930年的珍貴圖片,反映1911年前後中國社會的實況。 展覽照片由普立茲新聞攝影獎得獎人、國際著名攝影家劉香成獲北京中華世紀壇世界藝術館支持,歷時一年從世界各地知名檔案及個人收藏中搜羅具歷史價值的珍貴圖片共萬餘幅,重點描繪了辛亥革命及其前後幾十年間中國的社會、經濟、政治、文化等變遷,以影像呈現辛亥革命前後的社會形態,勾勒近代中國的變革歷程。

「大道之行辛亥革命一百周年影像展」香港全球首發
日期:2011年8月30日至10月4日
地點:香港大學美術博物館

「大道之行」中港十一地聯展除在香港首發外,內地包括北京、河南、湖北、江西、廣東、貴州、甘肅、福建、東莞及雲南等九省共十個知名博物院及藝術館,於2011年9月22日至10月22日在內地同步舉行「大道之行紀念辛亥革命一百周年影像展」展覽,展出圖片120張。「大道之行–紀念辛亥革命一百周年影像展」由香港大學新聞及傳媒研究中心及香港大學美術博物館聯合主辦,北京世紀壇世界藝術館支持,「港大人文基金」贊助。

September 1, 2011

The Road to 1911: A Visual History

The “1911” exhibition, a programme to mark the centenary of The University of Hong Kong, features an extraordinary selection of 86 photographs brought together for the first time from collections worldwide by Liu Heung Shing, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo-journalist.