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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    V&A Museum looks at tools of resistance

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Mexico, South America, the Middle East and Asia- they have all played a real-life active role in a social movement. And all have been successful in one way or another. Take the folk art textiles- ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    OzAsia Festival builds bond between South Australia and sister state Shandong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green OzAsia fest opens Adelaide to Shandong's rich culture Aussies love a beer and a fair number will have tasted the brew from Qingdao. But how many can name the province it hails from? How many will know Shandong is South Australia's sist ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Portrait of a boy as an artist

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... has made his family's life rather extraordinary. The boy the British tabloids call Mini Monet has just sold out his latest exhibition of 40 paintings, raising more than £400,000 (HK$5.13 ... as well. His paintings have also changed. The pastels have been supplanted by mature, moody oils of figures in the landscape Kieron loves chatting to his retired neighbours about old village life ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Four seasons of a Hong Kong artist

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Hong Kong artist captures glories of the four seasons Patches of vivid blue sky can be seen amid the branches and vibrant blooms of the persimmon tree. The red, yellow, orange and white colours represent the tree during the four seasons, a ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Duo make a splash with traditional works

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Enid Tsui

    ... in Hong Kong. The unconventional approach to its teaching and learning, which stresses individualism rather than imitation, gave the ancient art of Chinese ink painting a new lease of life. Today, ... in a thousand life-size mosquitoes so realistically drawn that one can almost hear their annoying, high-pitched whining. "My training is in calligraphy and the techniques used in calligraphy ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Gwangju's art biennale is all fired up

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay The Gwangju Biennale's burning theme is both a nod to the South Korean city's turbulent past and a positive sign of the art event's future All fired up In 2003, Chinese artist Geng Jianyi asked his friends to give him stuff ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: The Kitchen uses cooking as a metaphor for life

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... expression of life through cooking. It follows a couple making paal payasam — a traditional rice pudding — and offering it to the audience at the end of the show. Placed behind the cooking action ... how we manage to cook our soul within the body — it's what human life is all about. Cooking is a metaphor for life. Everybody is in the journey, or cauldron. We all get cooked at some ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - ARTS

    Book review: Creativity: The Perfect Crime, by Philippe Petit

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Creativity: The Perfect Crime by Philippe Petit Riverhead Books 2 stars Richard James Havis Creativity is still a hotly debated topic in the scientific community, and neuroscientists have not yet properly addressed the reasons why one ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: Black Monday depicts the issue of work-related stress with humour

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... production as a comedy about work-life balance. But that's precisely the point. The duo thought it was important to adopt a humorous approach to a story about the work-related stress ... where there is no turning back? "We want the audience to look at how they may behave in real life and realise that the different attitudes tell the nine characters apart — especially ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: Cui Xinming's Journey to the East investigates the modern era

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Text: Vanessa Yung Modern life in colour Many of CuiXinming's paintings, especially those created before 2012, depict a single room. It is not just any rented room, but the place the mainland artist called home for three years when he was studying for his master's degree. While the inspiration and objects in his paintings are taken from his daily life — he photographs ...




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