Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Singapore

Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum

Next up on my list was to visit the Singapore Art Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum, which is close to the Fort Canning. The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849 when it was started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution.… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at the National Art Museum

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Singapore

Singapore: Biennale 2013 at SAM

It has taken me a long time to sort my pictures from Singapore... and this post is long-overdue, especially as the amazing Singapore Art Biennale 2013 is closing today! So this was almost my last change to write about this fantastic event. Earlier this year I spent five days in Singapore, a mix of work… Continue reading Singapore: Biennale 2013 at SAM

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Architecture Collection

The M+ museum (M+ stands for museum and mroe) will showcase visual culture that spans local 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture from China, Asia and beyond. At the M+ exhibition at the ArtisTree I visited a preview of the museum's growing collection of architectural models, drawings, renderings and photographs. It included original… Continue reading Building M+ / The Architecture Collection

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Winning Design

After yesterday's post about the M+ competition, it's time to reveal the winning design. If you don't know this already,Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells were chosen unanimously. The proposed building, which will feature a large, horizontal platform and a thin slab tower, was praised for its simplicity and clean design. Perhaps the design’s… Continue reading Building M+ / The Winning Design

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Building M+ / The Competition

Last Sunday was the final day of the Mobile M+ exhibition at ArtisTree in Tai Koo. The exhibition showcased the six proposals that made it to the final stages of the international competition for Hong Kong's new, multidisciplinary museum for visual culture. It featured the winning entry and also some of the future exhibits. M+… Continue reading Building M+ / The Competition

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Edward Ho’s travel journal in watercolour

One of the most amazing artworks that I've seen recently was at the Reveal exhibition at ArtisTree. One of the architects that showed his skill is Edward S. T. Ho - and he is an amazing watercolour painter. It is quite unbelievable that he only started to paint in 2009 when you see his artwork.… Continue reading Edward Ho’s travel journal in watercolour

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Reveal and M+ at ArtisTree in Tai Koo

An almost unknown but very creative exhibition space is ArtisTree in Tai Koo. ArtisTree is a pun for the original word “Artistry” which means “artistic workmanship, effect or quality, artistic ability”. I've been there a few times, first to see the Frank Gehry exhibition about the Opus building and then to see Reveal. Reveal was… Continue reading Reveal and M+ at ArtisTree in Tai Koo

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, New Territories

Eddie Lau and Bruce Lee at the Sha Tin Heritage Museum

It is a little further away from Central, but it is definitely worth the trip. What am I talking about? The Sha Tin Heritage Museum. I have been a few times now and I always enjoyed it. For instance, the Fabergé exhibition last year was real eye-candy. In 2013 the highlight was the Eddie Lau… Continue reading Eddie Lau and Bruce Lee at the Sha Tin Heritage Museum

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island

Public art in the Western Garden

Public art can be a great thing - and Public Art Hong Kong (PAHK) is a good resource to find out more about the sculptures around Hong Kong. So recently, when I was walking along the waterfront from Central to Admiralty, I reached the Grand Hyatt and in the Western Garden next to it where… Continue reading Public art in the Western Garden

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, HK Island, Hong Kong

Art exhibition: Yinka Shonibare at Pearl Lam Galleries

I'm always a big fan of the Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, they put on such great and fun exhibition (for example the Jim Lambie exhibition earlier this year). Just before Christmas I went to see Yinka Shonibare's exhibition there, which runs until January 9, 2014. This is the first solo exhibition in Hong… Continue reading Art exhibition: Yinka Shonibare at Pearl Lam Galleries