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Arts

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

Exhibitions

Comfort Women Wanted

South Korean-born, New York-based visual artist Lee Chang-jin's advertisement-like prints and multichannel video installation help bring to light the memory of 200,000 young women exploited as sex slaves in Asia during the second world war. Today, 11am-7pm, 1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2529 0087. Ends today

Beauty In Ruin

Kounosuke Kawakami's mixed-media depictions of landscapes that have been irrevocably changed by natural disasters or humans. Today, 11am-7pm, Identity Art Gallery, 53 Tung St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2540 5353. Ends today

My Great Mum

Portraits of their mothers by 42 children aged from four years old to 12. Proceeds from sales of postcard sets of the paintings go to the HK Juvenile Diabetes Association. Today, 10am-8pm, Central/Central, 1/F, Central Building, 3 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2480 2888. Ends today

Sit and Watch the Rising Clouds

Works in various media by Chinese and French artists, including Guo Qi and Marlene Mocquet. A Le French May programme. Today, open 24 hours, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends today

Works by Yu Kei-kei

Photographs by the artist-curator, with many featuring cities and animals in zoos. Today, noon-4.30pm (front gallery); open 24 hours (side gallery), Front/Side Gallery, L505, Tang's Studio, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei. Inquiries: frontsidegallery@yahoo.com.hk. Ends today

Movie Stars Exhibition

Photographs of celebrities at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival. A Le French May programme. Today, open 24 hours, Avenue of the Stars, TST Promenade. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends today

Intersections: Selected Asian Cultural Council Fellows

Works in ink, sculpture and multimedia by Wucius Wong, Fiona Wong and Hung Keung. Today, 11am-5pm, Asian Cultural Council, Rm 702, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2895 0407. Ends today

Tycoon

Li Yibing's paintings of nouveau-riche group known as Da Kuan, who have money but not social etiquette. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends today

The Female Face

Vietnamese artist Phuong Quoc Tri's paintings of the female face. Today, 10am-6.30pm, Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2851 6882. Ends today

Gago Chtchian

Works by the Armenian artist influenced by the traditional styles of the Armenian and Russian schools. Today, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-5pm, I/O (Input/Output), 28 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 3105 1127. Ends today

Space@West Kowloon - HK Sculpture Biennial 2012

Three-dimensional works and public art concepts designed for the future West Kowloon Cultural District by more than 30 local artists including Stanley Wong Ping- pui and Freeman Lau Siu-hong. Today, 10am-4pm, HK Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 9519 6742. Ends today

Eternity

Still life works in oil by photorealistic painter Wu Jaili. Today, 10am-7pm, Wan Fung Art Gallery, 3/F North, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay. Inquiries: 2736 9623. Ends today

Corot to Monet - French Landscape Painting in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Paintings by artists including Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet. Today, 10am-6pm, Sotheby's HK Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2524 8121. Ends today

Hong Kong Blooms in My Mind

Works covering many periods of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's artistic development. Today, 10am-6pm, Sotheby's HK Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: 2524 8121. Ends today

Oriental Literati Art

Sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works by Hsu Wen-jung. Today-Jun 3, 10am-8pm, Jun 4, 10am-6pm, Pao Galleries, 5/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2520 0281. Ends Jun 4

Enlightened Substance

Works by sculptor Antoinette Rozan, graphic artist Huang Zaijia, handicraftswoman Manuela Paul-Cavallier and graphic artist-illustrator Sophie Raynaud that are odes to joy, happiness and universal love. A Le French May programme. Opens today. Daily, 10am-9pm, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty. Inquiries: enlightenedsubstance.com. Ends Jun 13

Sweet and Sour

Fensterbank's photomontages critiquing Chinese political, social and economic issues. A Le French May programme. Opens today. Tue-Sat, noon-7pm, FEAST Projects, Unit 307, 3/F Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing St, Ap Lei Chau. Inquiries: frenchmay.com. Ends Jun 30

Living Multitudes

Paintings by Fang Lijun, including three sets of 18-metre-long art installations. Opens today. Daily, 10am-10pm, Open Piazza and 2/F Atrium, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2118 8900. Ends Jul 2

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

55 works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso. A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 22

Performing Arts

Faust Festival 2012

Faust International Youth Theatre members perform plays including: A Sci-Fi Shakespearean Tale, May 31, 6pm; Wolves in the Walls, May 31-Jun 1, 8pm; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Jun 1, 6pm, Jun 2, 5pm; Welcome to the Theatre: An Evening of Twisted Transformations and Heinous Happenings, Jun 2, 11am, Jun 3, 5pm; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Jun 2, 2pm, Jun 3, 11am; A Mad Cap Fairy Tale, Jun 2, 8pm, Jun 5, 8pm; Jack and the Flying Ship, Jun 3, 2pm, Jun 7, 6pm; Beautiful and Beastly, Jun 3, 8pm, Jun 6, 8pm; The Curse of Anula's Eye, Jun 5, 6pm; The Knight's Cat, Jun 6, 8, 8pm; and Magic To Do: Scenes and Songs, Jun 7, 10, 8pm. In English. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2547 9114

Annie

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents the musical about a girl's search for family and love that takes her from a New York orphanage to the home of a kindly billionaire. In English with Chinese surtitles. May 31-Jun 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 7.30pm, also Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2pm, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 7pm, Jun 8, 4pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$395-HK$950 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 8203 0299

The Elephant Man

Chung King-fai and Ko Tin-lung direct Chung Ying Theatre Company's production of Bernard Pomerance's play about the true story of a deformed man abandoned by his family and exhibited in a circus freak show. In Cantonese. May 31-Jun 2, 7.30pm, also Jun 2-3, 2.30pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$120-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3961 9803

Splendour in the Cathedrals under Louis XIV

Herve Niquet conducts Le Concert Spirituel performing works by composers including Henri Fremart, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Pierre Bouteiller. A Le French May programme. May 31, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Summer Time with Scotty and Lulu

Children's music and comedy show in which Scotty takes Lulu and the HK Happy Crew on a summer adventure on his new magic flying carpet. In English. Jun 1-3, 4.30pm, also Jun 2-3, 10am, 2pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$108-HK$388 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2987 7370

Evacuation Order

Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's drama about events in 1662 after Qing dynasty emperor Kangxi orders the evacuation of coastal areas in southern China in hope of severing support for the anti-government movement. Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra in providing live musical accompaniment, Jun 1-2, 7.45pm, Jun 3, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$350. Performances to recorded music, Jun 9, 7.45pm, Jun 10, 3pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, Yuen Long, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 1806

Fount of Inspiration

Hans Graf conducts Italian-American flautist Marina Piccinini and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra playing works by Resphigi, Ibert and Tchaikovsky. Jun 1-2, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Johnny Winter Live in Hong Kong

The blues rock guitarist-singer and his band in concert. Jun 1, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$600, HK$800 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2573 3018

Seven: Lost and Lust

Class 7A Drama Group production about a property agent who finds a videotape showing a couple having sex in a flat and is stunned by what unfolds after he tries to find out more about the video. In Cantonese. Jun 1-3, 8pm, also Jun 2-3, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0274

Try Difference, Make Differences

W Theatre's musical comedy about a brother and sister's attempt to achieve commercial success. In Cantonese. Jun 1-3, 5-6, 8pm, Jun 2-3, 3pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$230, HK$290 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9267 2678

Love In Hong Kong

Variety show featuring music, dance and acrobatic performances to celebrate the 15th year of Hong Kong's handover to the mainland. Jun 2-3, 7.30pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, free admission with ticket. Inquiries: 3110 3547

Concert by Wang Kwong Chinese Orchestra

Xia Feiyun, Li Chun-sang, Leung Yan-chiu and Hung Chun-ming conduct saxophonist Kevin Ling, pianist Avan Yu and the orchestra performing works including Huang Anlun's Chinese Rhapsody No 3 and Xu Jingxin's The Spring River Flows. Jun 2, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin, HK$110-HK$160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

Son Yeol-eum Plays Mozart

Jason Lai conducts Korean pianist Son and the HK Sinfonietta performing works by Arvo Part, Mozart and Brahms. Jun 2, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$140-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336

Apocalypse Kitchen

Ko's Comedy Theatre presents a talk show by Mark Yu Ying-pin, a former chef for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In Cantonese. Jun 3, 8.15pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$180, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2793 1123

Academy Piano Recital by Rachel Cheung

Pianist Rachel Cheung Wai-ching plays works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Schubert. Jun 5, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$100 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2584 8517

Maze

Passoverdance performs a work choreographed by Pewan Chow (who also dances) and Rosalind Newman exploring the difficulties and obstacles in life, and the possible solutions to resolving them or to achieving a breakthrough. Jun 6-7, 8pm, Jun 9-10, 2pm, 5pm, Multimedia Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, 135 Junction Rd, Kowloon, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

Passeggiata Partenopea

The Discantus Quartet performs choir music including works by Scarlatti and GB Pergolesi; musician Agostino Oliviero and soprano Cinzia Rizzone also feature. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2521 8837

Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know

HK Singers' musical comedy revue offering travel tips and cautionary travel tales. In English. Jun 6-9, 8pm, Jun 10, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Rep Black Box Theatre, 8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Rd Central, Sheung Wan, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: www.hksingers.com

The Glamorous Voice - The Music of Eric Whitacre

Paul Hondorp conducts the Chinese University of HK Chorus performing works by American composer Whitacre and a selection of American folk songs, and Leon Chu conducts the choir performing works by Chan Ning-chi, Tang Lok-yin and Jan Tien-hao. Jun 6, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$140, HK$200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 6030 5684

In The Steps Of Petipa

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from five works by former troupe dancer turned ballet master Marius Petipa and choreographed by Charles Jude. A Le French May programme. Jun 6-7, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

Bier Sound

Asian People's Theatre Festival Society presents a drama with multimedia elements exploring death and coffins. In Cantonese. Jun 7-9, 8pm, also Jun 8, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2891 8482

Blasted

Lee Chun-chow directs On & On Theatre Workshop's presentation of British playwright Sarah Kane's violence-filled drama revolving around a pair of old lovers who wrestle with love and engage in a violent power struggle. In Cantonese. Jun 7-11, 8pm, also Jun 9-10, 3pm, Cattle Depot Theatre, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, HK$180 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2503 1630

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