The Dream of Good Fortune – Lucky Pigs and Bats
Exhibition at Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin
№ 315/2017 from Nov 14, 2017
An exhibition on Chinese ideas about good fortune will open November 22, 2017, at the Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. Entitled "The Dream of Good Fortune – Lucky Pigs and Bats," it will demonstrate the origin of Chinese ideas of good luck. About 50 objects will illustrate the significance of lucky symbols. They include specimens of embroidery, porcelain objects, and paper cut-outs. The exhibition is public, and admission is free.
Everywhere in the world, people dream of good fortune. In China, this hope has been reflected for centuries with a variety of lucky symbols, which have become an integral part of Chinese everyday life. The exhibition will show, among other things, Chinese lucky numbers and auspicious concepts. It will illustrate, for example, why the bat is a symbol of good luck. A two-meter-high light installation by artist Wang Lan with sequins and artificial flowers will illuminate Chinese and Western good luck symbols.
Time and Location
- Opening: Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
- Exhibition: November 23, 2017, to January 10, 2018
- Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Lecture Hall 203, Goßlerstraße 2-4, 14195 Berlin. S-Bahnhof Lichterfelde-West (S1), Bus M48
Sören Vogler, Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-72881, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org