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Desiree Au

Editor's Note

The assignment seemed straightforward enough: to create a monthly magazine that reflected the dynamic lifestyle trends in modern society today.

Friday, 5 January, 2007, 12:00am

Editor's Note

Depending who you ask, the world is getting either bigger or smaller. Years ago, anyone who had trekked in the Himalayas or chased big cats in a four-wheel drive on safari in Kenya would have had people marvelling at their derring-do. Nowadays, not only do we venture often to these exotic locales, we are demanding white-gloved service when we get there.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

RE:VIEW

Many busy Hong Kongers visit museums when they travel but forget what's on their doorstep. This month, there are two world-class showings on both sides of the harbour.

6 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Re:View

Art patronage has always been a fashionable cause in high society. Some of the most celebrated black-tie affairs are held in support of the arts.

8 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

re: view

After perusing the auction catalogues last week and still feeling nauseated from reading the astronomical prices demanded by Bali's expatriate master painters (namely the Walter Spies painting from Christie's, The Landscape And Her Children, which is expected to fetch up to $8 million), I was relieved to receive an e-mail from Patrick Chouinard of Chouinard Gallery about a show by one of Bali's

13 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Festival to tighten belt after funds cut

The Hong Kong Arts Festival will have to tighten its belt for the 2003 programme after losing $3 million in funding.

A festival source said yesterday the Jockey Club, one of the event's biggest sponsors, would cut its contribution of $7.55 million to $4.51 million. The festival's operational budget is $60 million.

1 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Arts

What to see: The Shanghai Acrobatic Theatre, known for dazzling and gravity-defying feats (right), wowed crowds at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The performers make their Hong Kong debut this weekend and if you want an idea of the stunts they are capable of, picture a dozen benches stacked on top of a performer's head.

1 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

This week the art trend seems to be towards figurative works. Here are two shows with distinctly different characters.

14 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Just the ticket

The stock markets are miserable and lay-offs and salary freezes are the talk of the town. But if you can't beat the situation, you might as well have a laugh about it, which is exactly what Hong Kong Repertory's (below) musical, Hong Kong For Sure, is all about.

14 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

So many galleries are trying to ride on the popularity of Vietnamese art that collectors really have to sift through the large and varied quality of paintings that show in Hong Kong to find what's worth acquiring. So it comes as bit of a surprise that a very promising show that begins this week is actually put together not by a professional curator, but by a banker/art enthusiast.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Just the ticket

There wasn't a massive publicity campaign and there are no abundant flyers so Hong Kong Dance Expo 2001 could have turned into a blink-and-miss event. But with a line-up of 56 local and overseas dance groups and over 1,000 dancers, the three-day showcase is anything but a sleeper.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Abstracts are not usually mainland artists' strong points, but Qing Yi Feng and Qu Fengguo are exceptions. Their joint exhibition, Space And Rhythm, is voluminous and full of emotions. Qing Yi Feng's works have a meditative quality (above right). He searches for balance between sense and sensitivity, which he feels is something that is lacking in

metropolitan life.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Just the ticket

Remember Super!, that wildly popular television show where local funnyman Eric Tsang Chi-wa subjected the participants to cruel games such as eating wasabi-laden sushi? It was such a hit in its run last year that Tsang decided to spin the idea into a stage production. Entitled Supershow (below), it takes elements from the TV programme and adds a dash of stand-up comedy, dance, and music.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

For a change of pace from the normal austerity of some of Hong Kong's galleries, check out these places for art without pressure.

3 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Just the ticket

Helen Lai, a veteran choreographer of Hong Kong's modern dance scene, is so in demand around the world it isn't easy to catch her back on her home turf. Her latest project is with the promising DanceArt, in its

summer double bill Morphing Fractals (below). Lai is pairing up with Allen Lam

3 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

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