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18 05, 2021

Paintings of landmarks, portraits, nostalgic depictions of home – how art tastes developed among Asia’s early expats

By | 2021-05-18T02:15:07+00:00 May 18th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Paintings of landmarks, portraits, nostalgic depictions of home – how art tastes developed among Asia’s early expats

Art for art’s sake was not some­thing found in Hong Kong until relatively recently.Periodic large-scale international art sales offer a convenient way for more-than-tepid money to be parked in portable assets that can then be left to quietly accumulate...

17 05, 2021

Chinese streaming giant iQiyi moves into the movie business, announcing line-up of 33 films in the next three years

By | 2021-05-17T23:15:09+00:00 May 17th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese streaming giant iQiyi moves into the movie business, announcing line-up of 33 films in the next three years

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi has pledged to go beyond original TV dramas and reality TV to become a moviemaking powerhouse.Their plan to invest heavily in filmmaking was unveiled at the iQiyi World Conference held last week in Shanghai, an annual e...

16 05, 2021

Watch-and-sniff video walk-through of Dutch art exhibition comes with the pungent aromas of 17th century living

By | 2021-05-16T11:15:11+00:00 May 16th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Watch-and-sniff video walk-through of Dutch art exhibition comes with the pungent aromas of 17th century living

The Hague’s Mauritshuis is a 17th-century palace full of world-famous paintings from the same period. The permanent collection includes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Fabritius’ The Goldfinch, both stars of bestselling novels and films.  The ...

16 05, 2021

Will the art that collector Uli Sigg donated to Hong Kong museum M+ finally be judged on its merits?

By | 2021-05-16T06:45:14+00:00 May 16th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Will the art that collector Uli Sigg donated to Hong Kong museum M+ finally be judged on its merits?

Art collector Uli Sigg, a keen hunter in his youth, feels he is the one trapped these days, by the ping-pong dialectics of global politics. Targeted by pro-Beijing nationalists in Hong Kong for a collection that some perceive as “anti-China”, the Swiss...

15 05, 2021

Chinese architect Ma Yansong is on a mission to transform urban living by making cities more green and human-centred

By | 2021-05-15T11:15:05+00:00 May 15th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese architect Ma Yansong is on a mission to transform urban living by making cities more green and human-centred

It may be called the Cloudscape of Haikou, but let your imagination dive into the waters around it and the new library in Hainan’s capital could be a creature in repose from 20,000 leagues under the sea.Inspiration for the building, seemingly perforate...

15 05, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija defends his pad thai performance art piece ahead of its revival at Hong Kong gallery

By | 2021-05-15T05:15:12+00:00 May 15th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Rirkrit Tiravanija defends his pad thai performance art piece ahead of its revival at Hong Kong gallery

It is not the rarefied air of an upmarket gallery that greets visitors at international art dealer David Zwirner’s Hong Kong space this weekend, but the smell of fish sauce and frying oil.Here, artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is “reactivating” a work he firs...

13 05, 2021

A controlling father, an introverted son, a shared love – artist’s relationship with his late parent suffuses solo exhibition

By | 2021-05-13T08:15:11+00:00 May 13th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on A controlling father, an introverted son, a shared love – artist’s relationship with his late parent suffuses solo exhibition

As a young boy, Jeremy Fung Mang-chung feared his father.The Hong Kong artist describes him as a traditional man who wanted full control over his son’s lifestyle and that of his three younger sisters. Any deviation from his father’s idea of the proper ...

12 05, 2021

Is Chinese actress Liu Haocun the next Gong Li? Star of Zhang Yimou’s Cliff Walkers can learn from Zhang Ziyi and Zhou Dongyu

By | 2021-05-12T23:15:06+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Is Chinese actress Liu Haocun the next Gong Li? Star of Zhang Yimou’s Cliff Walkers can learn from Zhang Ziyi and Zhou Dongyu

With Cliff Walkers taking more money than any other movie at the Chinese box office during the Labour Day “golden week” national holiday in early May – it has grossed 760 million yuan (US$188 million) – all eyes are on newcomer Liu Haocun, who plays o...

12 05, 2021

The art at the heart of computer coding goes on show at Interweaving Poetic Code exhibition in Hong Kong

By | 2021-05-12T09:15:14+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on The art at the heart of computer coding goes on show at Interweaving Poetic Code exhibition in Hong Kong

If you are one of those people (like me) who see coding as difficult and purged of any humanity, you might find yourself approaching “Interweaving Poetic Code”, the latest exhibition at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (Chat), with some trepid...

12 05, 2021

77 Heartwarmings movie review: sequel to romcom 77 Heartbreaks finds new and creative ways to underwhelm

By | 2021-05-12T06:45:11+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on 77 Heartwarmings movie review: sequel to romcom 77 Heartbreaks finds new and creative ways to underwhelm

2/5 starsThe only surprise in the mediocre romcom 77 Heartbreaks (2017) – which recalls the 77 times (or so it claims) an obnoxious man-child disappointed his girlfriend before they break up – is just how utterly irredeemable Pakho Chau’s protagonist i...