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iPhoneography Exhibit – Hong Kong Instayay – Tonight, 14 March 2012

Yet another art event tonight apart from ArtWalk, this iphoneography exhibit is scheduled tonight at V13 Vodka Bar on Old Bailey in Sheung Wan.  Drop by if you have time to check it out or if you are participating in ArtWalk, this is just around the neighbourhood.


March 14, 2012 Posted by | Art, Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhoneography, Lifestyle HK, Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ArtWalk Hong Kong 2012 is Tonight, 14 March 2012

This is it, the long anticipated event of the year is here.

Now entering its 12th successful year, Hong Kong ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing a range of visual arts in a variety of Hong Kong’s art galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen and Happy Valley areas of Hong Kong Island.

Artwalk is simple: 66 galleries will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. ArtWalk tickets are on sale from early March from one of the ticket-selling galleries and you will receive a comprehensive ArtWalk brochure, map and entry badge allowing entry at any of the galleries on ArtWalk night. You can then take any route in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and can sip free wine, beer and mineral water in all the participating galleries – and enjoy ‘finger food’ provided by our generous sponsoring restaurants.

The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2012 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – last year, a donation of HK$400,000 was raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk and donated to SoCO. Since the first ArtWalk began in 2001 over HK$5 million has been donated to Hong Kong charities.

The volunteers helping ‘man the doors’ on ArtWalk night are fine arts students from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong – in return, ArtWalk also makes a donation to fund their yearly graduation shows.

ArtWalk Extra features additional displays of art that you can also see while walking from gallery to gallery: photography, small-scale installation and artists’ performances. SoCO will also introduce their social action & policy work to the public and ArtWalk participants in a one-week exhibition.

For more information and ticketing information, head to ArtWalk’s website.

Source – ArtWalk, Mediamrare

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Art, Event, Hong Kong, Lifestyle HK, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberatum Hong Kong International Festival of Culture – 27 to 29 April 2012


Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli

Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan

Participants include Pharrell Williams, Khalil Fong (方大同), Thomas Heatherwick, Philip Treacy, Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Wu(吴彦祖), William Orbit, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader, Terence Koh (許漢威), Mike Figgis, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and many others.

Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.

After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong and Mainland China, Rosey Chan (陳小莉) will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds. Some of the participants confirmed to attend include legendary singer Marianne Faithfull, Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer, Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, innovator and visionary architect Thomas Heatherwick, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya (夏永康), singer Khalil Fong (方大同), fashion icon and hat designer Philip Treacy, Grammy Award winning record producer and musician William Orbit, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh (許漢威), actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), American film director and playwright Neil LaBute and Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgisamong many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.

Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.

Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage.

Full programme after the jump…..

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March 9, 2012 Posted by | Art, Concert, Event, Fashion, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

bag for better Exhibition


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Over 100 artists, designers and celebrities have come together to participate in a charity fund raising event “Bag For Better” dedicated to support the Chi Heng Foundation’s esteemed work on helping the AIDS impacted Orphans and their families in Mainland China.

Exhibition Period: 8 – 30 May 2009
Venue: YY9 Gallery
G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Source – www.b2square.com

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Art, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong | , , | Leave a comment

09 HK International Art Fair 香港國際藝術展 – Highlight Event



5月14日 星期四


下午2時30分| 會議室N111| The Rising Tide
導演及監製 Robert Adanto | 美國 | 2008 | 93 分鐘 | 普通話及英文(英文字幕)

由Robert Adanto執導的紀錄片,The Rising Tide透過介紹新一代中國錄像及攝影藝術家,捕捉他們的睿智,以及對過去情懷和未來的憂慮。導演及監製Robert Adanto將作現場介紹。

Presented by Asia Art Archive for ART HK09
Just meters from the bright lights of ART HK 09’s exhibition hall, AAA presents a series of programmes with some of the leading experts and practitioners in the field. Backroom Conversations includes panel discussions and screenings that touch on a number of prevalent issues and offer a first-hand look into the contemporary art world today.

Thursday 14th May


2.30 pm | Room N111 | The Rising Tide with introduction by Robert Adanto
Directed and produced by Robert Adanto | USA | 2008 | 93 min | Mandarin & English with English subtitles

Robert Adanto’s The Rising Tide investigates China’s meteoric march toward the future through the words and work of some of its most acclaimed video artists and photographers. The Rising Tide captures this momentous time in China’s history while exploring the work of artists, who comment with intelligence, wit, foreboding and nostalgia.

詳情請瀏覽http://www.aaa.org.hk/ 或到09香港國際藝術展G01亞洲藝術文獻庫攤位

All programmes are free.
To register: backroom@aaa.org.hk.
For more information: http://www.aaa.org.hk/ or visit AAA’s booth at HK ART 09 booth G01.

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Art, Event, Hong Kong | , , , | Leave a comment

Art Sunday Hong Kong – 8 February 2009


Hong Kong’s art and cultural landscape has recently undergone a renaissance, from the art auction rooms to the international acclaim of local artists. Galleries are blossoming and a sense of excitement, long associated with just the hallowed streets of downtown New York, is gathering locally and internationally
about Hong Kong’s potential as Asia’s art capital.

Now, Hong Kong art galleries in Central, SoHo, and Sheung Wan, have come together to bring a sense of community, education and easy accessibility back into art. On Sunday 8th February, these art galleries will open from 11am – 5pm for Art Sunday, continuing on the first Sunday of the month thereafter.

This free event will allow families, friends, neighbours and those out for a leisurely Sunday afternoon, to engage with art, chat to their local gallerists, and listen to talks about art and artwork. Children will be able to participate in creative workshops and learn about art in a fun and interactive environment.

Local cafes and restaurants will join in sponsoring the event, providing brunch and drinks for local participating galleries and Art Sunday promotions for the day.

With over 20 galleries and a number of local restaurants participating, Art Sunday guarantees something for everyone and is a wonderful way to support Hong Kong’s art community.

Art Sunday – continues in 2009: dates are 8 February, 5 April 2009, 3 May 2009

For more information please contact: holly@whatsnexthk.com
or enquiry@artsunday.com.hk
Or visit www.artsunday.com.hk

Source – Art Sunday

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Art, Event, Hong Kong | Leave a comment

What Photoshop Looks Like in Real Life


From Art Snob Solutions

Great series demonstrating what photoshop would be like in real life.  This is all life size.  Check them out on Art Snob Solutions’ Flickr Album here. (Click to see full size pic)

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Art, Beyond Geekiness, Photography, Pics | , | Leave a comment

A Photography and Sketch Exhibition: Hong Kong Scene

Start Time:
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 3:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 6:00pm
Shanghai Street Artspace 上海街視藝空間
404 Shanghai Street
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
For more information, go to http://www.ssa007.org/.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Art, Event | , | 1 Comment

Hong Kong ArtWalk – Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Following is the excerpt from the organiser, John Batten, on the Hong Kong ArtWalk homepage –

“Now in its eighth year, ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest charity art event. The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2008 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SOCO) – who received a donation of HK$539,000 raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk 2007.

This year, 55 galleries (an increase from last year’s 50 and 41 in 2006) will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 12 March 2008 and you can view an array of art in galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen, Causeway Bay, Tai Koo Shing and Happy Valley areas of Hong Kong Island – a free shuttle bus is available to transport participants between Central, Wan Chai, Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen.

This year, we have organised ArtWalk Extra featuring additional displays of art, artistic ideas and resources that you can also see while walking from gallery to gallery: sculpture, small-scale installation, video, street banners and impromptu sound performances can be viewed on the street as you walk on Artwalk.

ArtWalk is simple: after buying an ArtWalk ticket and receiving your comprehensive ArtWalk brochure and map and entry badge you can – on ArtWalk night – start at any of the galleries at any time, and then take any route you wish in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries. Free wine, beer and water will be served by each of the participating galleries as well as ‘finger food’ provided by our sponsoring restaurants.

This website gives you full information about the event and how to purchase tickets – go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for a quick summary about ArtWalk.

Please join us for a unique night of art, food and spontaneous camaraderie!”

For more information, please visit their site at http://www.hongkongartwalk.com

March 5, 2008 Posted by | Art, Event, Websites | | 2 Comments

Mod of the Day – Fortune Cat (招財貓)


Photo from ModBlog

The cat in the tattoo is what we refer to as the Fortune Cat (招財貓) here in Hong Kong.

January 7, 2008 Posted by | Art, Beyond Geekiness, MODs, Pics | | 4 Comments

Mod of the Day – Bright Chest Piece


Photo from ModBlog

Very nice and BRIGHT chest piece done by Watson Atkinson at 13 Roses Tattoo Parlor in Atlanta, Georgia.  See this article from ModBlog for more.

August 16, 2007 Posted by | Art, Beyond Geekiness, MODs | Leave a comment

The Emperor Tsang Tsou-Choi Died @ 86


Photo from Sing Tao


Photo from Colors

Long live the Emperor, he past away on the 15 July at the age of 86.  Following is an extract from Colors on the Emperor.

“For 50 years, Tsang Tsou-Choi has expressed his belief that his family is the rightful ruler of Kowloon, an area of Hong Kong, by writing his claim on lamps, pavements, walls and pillars. His work has been constantly removed and he’s often been arrested, but neither the departure of his wife–who got sick of his obsession–nor the absence of any records backing up his claim have shaken his conviction. The contents of his calligraphy usually contain some or all of the following: his name, his title (King or Emperor of China, Kowloon or Hong Kong, depending); a list of 20 or so ancestors, with new additions from time to time; the names of some famous Chinese emperors and phrases such as, “Down with the Queen of England.” Now that his poor health has forced him into a retirement home, he continues his calligraphic campaign on towels, plastic cups and bed sheets, and tells visitors that Donald Tsang–the chief executive of Hong Kong–is an impostor, and that he should have been elected instead. The work of the world’s oldest graffiti artist is now on the official list of “Hong Kong identity symbols to be protected,” and one piece of wood he painted sold for HK$8,600 (US$1,100) at auction last year. “I don’t care about money and fame,” he told COLORS recently in an increasingly rare interview (his “manager” now restricts access). “They should just give me back the throne. I am not an artist–I am simply the King.” [Extracted from Colors]

His link on Wikipedia is here.

July 26, 2007 Posted by | Art, News Related | Leave a comment

Burton Morris Exhibition


June 28th – July 15th, 2007

at Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong

About Burton Morris: http://www.burtonmorris.com

For more information, please contact:

Art Statements Gallery
5 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel/Fax 852 2122 9657


June 28, 2007 Posted by | Art, Event | Leave a comment