Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Photography Exhibition: Raghu Rai

Hong Kong is celebrating the international photo festival from August 8 to November 11, 2014. It is focused on promotion art photography and was inaugurated in 2010. This year the theme is "Now Becoming Then" and the focus is on how the nature of photography enables human beings to transcend time and space. The now… Continue reading Photography Exhibition: Raghu Rai

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Elephant Parade in Cityplaza

The title is slightly misleading - I didn't actually see that many elephants at the Cityplaza shopping mall last Thursday (I saw more at Pacific Place the other day). That's because the exhibition ended already on September 9. Instead, I spent more time in the shop, looking over all the different designs from the different… Continue reading Elephant Parade in Cityplaza

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Elephant Parade in Pacific Place

After pandas, there are now elephants in town... not as many as there were during the 1,600 papier-mache pandas' visit, but still plenty! I visited the herd at Pacific Place last weekend - they will stay there, as well as in Cityplaza and Citygate Outlets until September 9, so you still have a few days… Continue reading Elephant Parade in Pacific Place

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Artwork by Peter Yuill

Occasionally, I had seen some of Peter Yuill's artwork before. For instance, in The Cat Street Art Gallery (which I enjoy visiting). But usually I would only see one or two of his pictures (like the mural at 0.5 Japanese) and then forget about all him. However, I recently came across his Facebook page, and… Continue reading Hong Kong Artwork by Peter Yuill

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Daido Moriyama at Simon Lee Gallery

Finally, the third and final exhibition that I visited in the Pedder Building. It was a photographic exhibition that my friends had recommended: Searching Journeys by the well-known Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. He is widely recognised for his innovative, highly personal and unvarnished depictions of urban life. He is known for back-street boxers, strippers and… Continue reading Art exhibition: Daido Moriyama at Simon Lee Gallery

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin

Ignorant me... I have never explored the depths of the Pedder Building. Hence I have never come across the gallery of Lehmann Maupin. What a shame! I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibition of new paintings by British artist Billy Childish. This is his first show in Hong Kong and I loved how the large-scale… Continue reading Art exhibition: Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Spiritual as Mountains at Pearl Lam Galleries

I enjoy exploring art galleries - but I often ran out of time to see all the current shows and exhibitions. So I was lucky that all the rain had cut short one of my hikes (a repeat of Wilson Trail Stage 3 with my friend Monica) so I could visit the Pearl Lam Galleries… Continue reading Art exhibition: Spiritual as Mountains at Pearl Lam Galleries

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong

Artist Ric Tse and his Legography

I had read on Young Post SCMP and Hong Kong Wrong about the artist Ric Tse before, but it was not until my visit to the Affordable Art Fair that I actually paid attention to his artwork. He calls it Legography, and this already tells you what his work is about. He uses the famous… Continue reading Artist Ric Tse and his Legography

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Visit to the Affordable Art Fair 2014

Wow - I can't believe it, I actually made it to the preview evening of the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong this year. I was worried that I would not make it again, as I have been quite busy with work. But I was lucky, I finished almost on time yesterday and my friends… Continue reading Visit to the Affordable Art Fair 2014

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Singapore

Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the Peranakan Museum

Our final museum that we visited was the Peranakan Museum - this was only opened in 2008 and showcases the fascinating culture of the Peranakan people. First, I had to read up what Peranakans are. The Peranakan community has its origins in the interracial marriages that took place between immigrant Chinese men and Malay women… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the Peranakan Museum