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Art Movements

Picasso at his sublime best

Pablo Picasso once said: 'It isn't up to the painter to define the symbols. Otherwise, it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words.'

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

Masters bridge art gap

Leading international auction house Bonhams has just launched a newly configured department dedicated to contemporary art. The London-based department is presenting a unique single-owner collection, 'Voyages of Discovery', at its inaugural Hong Kong auction.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artist scraps show in anger at 'paranoid' safety rules

A mini-retrospective of a world-renowned American artist's most iconic neon installations has been aborted because the Hong Kong venue's stringent safety rules were 'too intrusive' on the work.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

MINIMAL approach

For urban dwellers, the line between work and play is increasingly blurred, so designs that help to take stress away are adored.

That's why minimalism as a design has stood the test of time, remaining popular today.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Outside inside

Most artists have only a knowledge of philosophy. They understand enough about aesthetics to talk about art theory and they know a bit of metaphysics so they can give their work some relevance to humanity. Philosophy, in its modern-day form, is more akin to a science than an art. It expresses its concepts and arguments in the mathematical language of formal logic.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

On the move

The spectacular, panoramic East Lamma Channel view seen from Simon Birch's Ap Lei Chau studio reflects some of the raw physicality evident in his new exhibition of figurative paintings, Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood, which is opening on Thursday at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Golden oldies making a comeback

The greats of Scandinavian modern furniture design have re-released a number of pieces that have become as popular now as they were during their heyday in the 1950s.

Susan Man, of Manks, says Scandinavian design represents simplicity at its finest.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Ivan Cheng Tak-hei

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. It encourages students to take their passion for the arts beyond school and into the wider community. The ambassadors will take part in a series of arts programmes during the school holidays.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Chequered love

The re-emergence of pop art in interior design couldn't have come at a better time. As world economies continue to wobble and our future seems uncertain, it's a relief to find comic strips on drawers and sailors on curtains. Meanwhile, cubic furniture and spherical lighting are catering for the needs of the less brave.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Oriental lines

Conventional wisdom says American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries drew their influences solely from the great art movements of Europe. But Alexandra Munroe, the Guggenheim Museum's senior curator of Asian Art, challenges that idea. Munroe's recent book The Third Mind - and Guggenheim show of the same name - say Asian art also played an important part.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Scandinavian design

The term Scandinavian design was first used at an exhibition held in 1951 at Heal's department store in London. The event showcased new furniture and accessories from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Full Circle

New York-based graffiti artist and designer Eric Haze displays 37 abstract minimalist drawings, paintings and prints. Today-Wed, noon-9pm, MOCA China, 2/F Delay No Mall, 68 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2573 9872. Ends Wed

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage fate tied to famous faces

Grading of nurses' quarters not just based on design, says expert

Whether Queen Mary Hospital's nurses' quarters should be graded as a historic building depends not only on its structure, but also on whether it has any important stories attached to it, a conservation expert says.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bertrand Lavier

Bertrand Lavier

Art Statements Gallery

The impact of French conceptual artist Bertrand Lavier's works on show at the Art Statements Gallery lies in his acute sense of irony.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Prouns to ponder at museum

Art is often static, but that doesn't mean it wants to stand still. Painters such as the futurist Giacomo Balla, for instance, showed the dynamism of the modern city using geometry and colour - frantic conglomerations of brightly coloured shapes bursting to break free of the picture frames.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am