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3 12, 2020

How Hong Kong Christie’s auction outperformed New York online-only version: a viral tale of two cities

By | 2020-12-03T07:45:17+00:00 December 3rd, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on How Hong Kong Christie’s auction outperformed New York online-only version: a viral tale of two cities

It was a tale of two cities, two rates of infections, and two very different art markets. Christie’s rolling Hong Kong-to-New York sale of 19th, 20th, and 21st century artworks began at night in Hong Kong on December 2. After bidding ended there, it wa...

2 12, 2020

5 top movies with only 2 characters to get you in the mood for Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 restrictions

By | 2020-12-02T10:15:08+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on 5 top movies with only 2 characters to get you in the mood for Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 restrictions

With new Covid-19 restrictions limiting Hongkongers to just two people per table at cafes and restaurants across town, we look back at some of cinema’s finest two-handers – films with only two main characters. Sleuth (1972) Acting legends Michael Cai...

1 12, 2020

10 must-see movies at the Macau international film festival this year, all available online for viewers in Hong Kong and Macau

By | 2020-12-01T09:15:09+00:00 December 1st, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on 10 must-see movies at the Macau international film festival this year, all available online for viewers in Hong Kong and Macau

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen a heartbreaking number of film festivals around the world close this year, with their futures still in the balance. Many others have pivoted to online-only experiences, giving punters the opportunity to enjoy s...

1 12, 2020

Hong Kong filmmaker Ellen Pau on embracing her identity as an artist, a woman and a lesbian

By | 2020-12-01T07:15:09+00:00 December 1st, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Hong Kong filmmaker Ellen Pau on embracing her identity as an artist, a woman and a lesbian

Near-death experiences: My father was a doctor and worked at Grantham Hospital, and my mother was a midwife. I was born in 1961 and my younger brother and I lived with our parents in the hospital quarters near what is now the Aberdeen Tunnel. In those ...

29 11, 2020

Sexual harassment victims in China given a voice by exhibition that plays audio of their stories

By | 2020-11-29T12:15:05+00:00 November 29th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Sexual harassment victims in China given a voice by exhibition that plays audio of their stories

Inside a darkened room in Beijing, a large photograph of a man’s face peers out from a white background. The room is filled with the sound of monologues recorded by victims of sexual harassment, playing on a loop from speakers arranged on the floor of ...

28 11, 2020

First Hong Kong film with homosexual characters, lesbian kung fu drama Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan shocked viewers in 1972

By | 2020-11-28T21:15:11+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on First Hong Kong film with homosexual characters, lesbian kung fu drama Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan shocked viewers in 1972

Chor Yuen’s Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan shocked viewers when it was released in Hong Kong in 1972. Although the film is full of vengeful violence, it was the lesbian relationship at the core of the story that raised eyebrows – it was t...

28 11, 2020

Zhang Enli, Chinese abstract painter who wasn’t boxed in by his early figurative art

By | 2020-11-28T09:45:18+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Zhang Enli, Chinese abstract painter who wasn’t boxed in by his early figurative art

Zhang Enli is a Chinese artist whose 30-year career has often defied mainstream trends. When peers such as Zeng Fanzhi traded dark, expressionistic paintings of the gritty urban underbelly for a brand of gaudy cynicism, Zhang stuck with his dark-hued p...

28 11, 2020

I Hate Men: if writer Pauline Harmange had anticipated the attention she might not have written it at all

By | 2020-11-28T07:15:15+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on I Hate Men: if writer Pauline Harmange had anticipated the attention she might not have written it at all

I Hate Men by Pauline Harmange (translated by Natasha Lehrer), Fourth Estate When, some future day, French feminists erect a monument to those who have furthered the cause, the name Ralph Zurmély will surely deserve a special mention. He’s the male who...

27 11, 2020

Mini-Art Basel open, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara works for auction at Christie’s – Hong Kong art market is buzzing

By | 2020-11-27T07:15:13+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Mini-Art Basel open, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara works for auction at Christie’s – Hong Kong art market is buzzing

This week, Hong Kong is seeing a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, but you wouldn’t know it from all the events still going on in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.Inside, Christie’s launches its nine-day autumn auctions in Hall 3C...

27 11, 2020

Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

By | 2020-11-27T02:15:06+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Entertainment|Comments Off on Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

“Cantonese opera’s brightest star dies at 76,” ran a South China Morning Post headline on November 30, 1989. Yam Kim-fai passed away at her Happy Valley home of complications from pneumonia. She had “suffered a series of heart problems in recent years ...