The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery supports the University’s vision to excel in research and professional education through artistic, innovative, technology-rich and cross-disciplinary exhibitions that engage with the community.
5 EXHIBITION SIGNATURE FEATURES
From its founding, the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery has introduced new and original ways of presenting art and culture, leveraging CityU’s strength in AR and VR technology. The Banga Gallery uniquely combines new media with cultural artifacts, creates an immersive, distinct, experiential environment for each exhibition, and bridges traditional cultural divides.
Over the last five years, the Gallery has been recognized for these defining exhibition features:
• Merging Art, Science, and Technology
• Creating Immersive Environments
• Integrating Interactive Displays into Design
• Preserving Cultural Heritage
• Bridging Western and Asian Cultures
Merging Art, Science and Technology
The ANIMAL exhibition drew on original objects, 3D virtual images of precious objects, films, music, oral stories, contemporary art to evoke humans’ relation to animals in Chinese culture and in contemporary world.
Creating Immersive Environment
Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition used sound, projected images, printed veils, wall images along with the art objects to plunge visitor into different time and space.
Integrating Interactive Displays into Design
The Leonardo exhibition used VR, 3D modelling, interactive screens to present 12 original drawings by Leonardo, allowing the general public to understand Leonardo’s creative genius. The second half of the exhibition featured contemporary works that responded to Leonardo, some allowing the viewer virtually to enter into the work itself.
Preserving Cultural Heritage
Using motion capture technology, curator able to preserve steps of deceased martial art master, performed by his grandson. And with Virtual reality, the deceased could be shown as if he were ‘performing’ the movements himself.
Bridging Western and Asian Cultures
Many of our exhibitions, like “Art Deco. The France-China Connection”, purposefully explore the artistic and cultural mutual influences between Europe and Asia. With Art Deco it was a pleasure to reveal how Asian art influenced the development of Art Deco in Paris, and then show local transformation of the style by China with Shanghai and Hong Kong Art Deco artworks and objects.
Vice-President (Development and
External Relations), CityU
Director, Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, CityU
Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Media Art
Representative of the School of Creative Media, CityU
Associate Vice-President (Development and
Alumni Relations), CityU
Associate Director, Development Office, CityU
Manager, Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, CityU