Orientations is a bimonthly print magazine published in Hong Kong and distributed worldwide since 1969. It is an authoritative source of information on the many and varied aspects of the arts of East and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, from the latest scholarly research to market analysis and current news.
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The latest issue of Orientations, November/December 2020, features the Betty and John Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and its inaugural installation, ‘Myriad Treasures’. Rob Linrothe revisits the Chuchikzhal Complex in Karsha, Ladakh, thirty years after his first visit in 1992.
Jinah Kim discusses images of women in Buddhist art from eastern India and Nepal. We feature two European private collections of Asian art; the first is that of Giovanni Battista Lucini Passalacqua (1845-89), who amassed a collection of over 5,000 works during his travels in Asia, and the second highlights the discovery of ‘an old Indian photograph album’ at Hunterston House in Scotland, as well as other items of ‘Lucknow loot’ previously owned by Lieutenant Colonel Gould Hunter-Weston.
Joyce Zhou examines Western-style instruments in the residence of Empress Dowager Xiaohuizhang (1641-1718) listed in the Records of Decoration and Display (Chen she dang), a set of inventories documenting the furnishings of the Qing dynasty imperial palaces. Orientations interviews James D. McDonough, executive director of Alphawood Foundation Chicago, about Wrightwood 659 and its upcoming projects.