Refilling the Interregnum: Newly Discovered Imperial Porcelains from Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Reigns (1435–1464) of the Ming Dynasty


2018
Exhibition

Refilling the Interregnum: Newly Discovered Imperial Porcelains from Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Reigns (1435–1464) of the Ming Dynasty

Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 1–December 16, 2018



The 28 years following the Tumu Crisis was among the most politically unstable periods of the Ming Dynasty. Scholars have attributed this chaos to the constant change in rule. This political confusion marked almost every aspect of society, including that of imperial porcelain production. Featuring 158 items from the collection of the Jingdezhen Imperial Ware Museum, the exhibition and its associated programming explained how artistic innovation and experimentation not only survived, but thrived during this tumultuous period.