The Land Silk Route is a popular topic in museum and gallery exhibitions. We often see depiction of Dunhuang Cave Paintings, one of the pinnacles of cross-culture artistic interactions and spread of Buddhism across the Land Silk Route.
But the Maritime Silk Route is under-documented. Indra and Harry Banga Gallery at Hong Kong’s City University wants to change this trend and highlight the Maritime Silk Route with their current exhibition, Atlas of Maritime Buddhism.
The Value talked to Jeffrey Shaw, one of the two key co-curators, apart from Sarah Kenderdine. Shaw highlighted the exhibition’s melange of presenting traditional and mediatised relics, as well as key inspirations and messages.