The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau jointly present an exhibition, PICASSO – Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris. One of the highlights of Le French May programmes, it is organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Musee National Picasso in Paris to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.
The exhibition will feature 56 original works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), covering every phase of his prolific career from his Blue, Rose, Cubist and Classical periods, and some from his Primitive and Expressionist stages. Together with 41 photographs and a documentary film detailing his colourful life, this will be the most comprehensive exhibition of his works ever held in Hong Kong.
We are delighted that Dr. Alma Mikulinsky, a Picasso specialist who gave an interesting lecture on Picasso's sculpture for the Museum Society this April, will guide us on this tour.
Dr. Alma Mikulinsky is a Research Fellow at the Society of Scholars in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in early 20th century European art with additional expertise in international contemporary art. While her current book project is devoted to the study of the photographic representation of Pablo Picasso’s sculptures, her research interests encompass interwar continental philosophy, early 20th century ethnographic discourses, strategies of art display, and art and politics. She has been the recipient of, among others, a residence scholarship at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, and a graduate fellowship at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Alongside her academic work, she acts as an art consultant and translator, and writes art critiques and exhibition reviews. Her texts and translations have been commissioned by international museums and prominent commercial galleries.