Taipei’s National Palace Museum multimedia art exhibition presents Chinese imperial artifacts and artwork in bold new light
Bangkok, Thailand – 20 August 2018 – River City Bangkok, Asia's premier antique and art center, in cooperation with the National Palace Museum (NPM) Taipei, home to the most extensive permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks in the world, presents a first-of-its-kind interactive Chinese art exhibition in Thailand.
The NPM Multimedia Art Exhibition at River City Bangkok, located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, invites Chinese art aficionados the opportunity to get up close and personal with artifacts from ancient China like never seen before. Ms. Linda Cheng, Managing Director River City Bangkok said the event showcases an array of valuable art pieces depicted in a different light using modern multi-media technology as a medium.
A perfect opportunity to come face-to-face with ancient China. “River City Bangkok is delighted to host this multimedia art exhibition sent directly from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The opening of this unique art exhibition also marks the launch of our contemporary art floor,” she, said. “It uses high-tech innovation and multimedia to create an immersive virtual experience where guests step into the paintings rather than just viewing them.”
The exhibition includes famed long-scroll painting, “Up the River during Qingming,” a virtual reality adaptation of “Roaming through Fantasy Land” painting, the “Marvels in the Sea” interactive installation, “Giuseppe Castiglione” multimedia art exhibition, “Summer Lotus,” and more. There are also interactive activities perfect for young children including “A Hundred Horses Co-Creative Installation” where children can color their horses. The drawings are then uploaded onto an illustrated landscape. Children may also enjoy the Galaxy Adventure of NPM Guardians, an animated film, featuring a 15-century Vietnamese Monkey King, Western Han Dynasty Pottery Pig, and Tang Dynasty Madam Tang who all embark on an interstellar adventure.
This groundbreaking multi-media art exhibition provides the historical, cultural, educational and entertainment benefits for people of all ages and backgrounds. It uses the latest technology, including several high-resolution projectors, to seamlessly present scenes from classical long-scroll painting to viewers. The exhibition faithfully renders the spirit of original painting as it leads the audience through its contextual meaning of experiencing ancient Chinese lifestyle on the river. NPM encompasses 8,000 years of the Chinese art history from the Neolithic age to modern days. The collection includes high-quality pieces collected by China’s emperors. The museum also shares its roots with the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City where an extensive collection of artwork and artifacts are built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The NPM Multimedia Art Exhibition runs from October 18, 2018, to February 12, 2019, on the contemporary art floor (2nd floor) at River City Bangkok. The early bird tickets are available from August 20 to September 19 priced at THB 250 per adult and THB 150 per student or child at ThaiTicketMajor website. From September 20 onwards, the entry fee is THB 350 per adult. There are special rates available for student and family groups. It is an outstanding value for this unique marriage of technology and antiquity.
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