A History of Collections: Liang Yi Museum
Why We Recommend it
Liang Yi explores the themes of loss, absence, and return in the process of building a collection of antique Chinese furniture as inspired by three movements from Beethoven’s Les Adieux and the history of the museum.
Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven’s Les Adieux, or Piano Sonata No. 26, Das Lebewohl (The Farewell), Abwesenheit (The Absence) and Das Wiedersehen (The Return), this exhibition explores the relevance of the themes of loss, absence, and return in the process of building a collection.
Featuring over a hundred pieces of Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Reunions: A Collector’s Journey tells the story of how Liang Yi Museum’s first collection was built and how Peter Fung – the museum’s founder – spent decades reuniting antiques with their long-lost counterparts. From mirror stands and presentation boxes to standing screens and altar tables, the hardwood furniture exhibited tells tales of China’s tumultuous history.