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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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