Liu Yang. Where Dragons Dwell: ‘Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty’
The topic of the upcoming exhibition of Chinese Qing dynasty (1644–1911) artworks at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), ‘Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty’, is standard fare for an art museum: the exhibition showcases a rich array of artefacts created at the pinnacle of the Qing empire, with a focus on objects and costumes made for the court. The experience of the exhibition, however, is unique and unprecedented. Since summer 2017, the Mia team has partnered with the renowned theatre director and visual artist Robert Wilson to create an immersive experience designed to viscerally evoke the realm of the Qing emperor and nobility.