Kevin Kwong

Artistic impressions

There are a number of exhibitions at our public museums this summer that are well worth visiting.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Artistic impressions

I first saw stage actress Fung Wai-hang perform almost two decades ago in the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre production The Vengeance of Mistress Yan. Although I wrote in a review that 'her acting is slightly over the top at times', she made an impression. I saw her play a great number of roles over the years, in both comedies and serious dramas, and she always delivered.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Hong Kong had much to smile about on Tuesday when Swiss collector Uli Sigg gave close to 1,500 pieces of Chinese contemporary art to the permanent collection of M+, the planned 'platform for visual culture' in the to-be-built West Kowloon Cultural District. That single donation would comprise a third of the museum's collection of about 4,000 pieces.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Marlene Mocquet

Marlene Mocquet FEAST Projects

For French painter Marlene Mocquet, the material she uses - and how it is applied on the canvas - is as important as her fantastical images. A New York Times art reviewer in 2007 observed that the artist exploited 'paint's possibilities with flair, working thick, then thin, dripping, pouring and staining'.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

You've got to hand it to painter Simon Birch. Some might call it recklessness - the last large-scale exhibition he organised at the ArtisTree, 'Hope & Glory', in 2010 won critical acclaim but also landed him HK$700,000 in the red. Still, who can fault a man who has so much determination and passion for the arts? Now, the award-winning artist is back for more (art, not trouble).

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Opportunity missed on a confusing home front

Show Flat Hong Kong City Hall Theatre Reviewed: February 16

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Li's maiden effort is a simple tale well told

Journey to Home Hong Kong Arts Festival Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre February 10

Written by first-time playwright Santayana Li, Journey to Home is a bitter- sweet, semi-autobiographical drama about a young woman's search for, and reconciliation with, her estranged mother.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Memory and Fiction

Memory and Fiction Blindspot Gallery Jan 11 to Feb 4

During the 1980s and 90s, when nothing was going to get in the way of progress in this city, least of all a few derelict old buildings, Wong Wo-bik went to a number of historical landmarks that were soon to be torn down and took photos.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Beating the Classroom

Beating the Classroom Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio

After a seven-year stint at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (APA) - two as its dean of drama - Tang Shu-wing is returning to the stage this week with a slapstick physical comedy that features acrobatics, percussion music and wacky clowning but no dialogue.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Tonight, close to 40 artists in dance, music and multimedia from around the world including Ireland, Germany, the US and the mainland will gather at Kwai Tsing Theatre for the i-Dance Improv Gala 2011, a highlight of an improvisation dance festival curated by Y Space's Victor Ma Choi-wo and Mandy Yim Ming-yin.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

We are no strangers to risk-taking. Just look at our volatile stock market and you'll see what I mean. Yet, when it comes to the arts, this city is uncharacteristically coy.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Opposite attractions

Sculptor Chen Wenling's recent exhibition, 'Time Without Changes', at The Opposite House in Beijing was as much about his art as it was the venue. The solo show was the fortysomething artist's first inside a hotel.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Amy Cheung Wan-man, visual artist

What I'm listening to: Rembetika: Greek Music From the Underworld. It was given to me as a farewell gift by a close Greek friend when I left a residency in Rotterdam. Whenever I listen to it, my friend's heart-warming smile and hearty Greek cooking comes back to me.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Quietly (perhaps too quietly) but surely, a steady stream of local independent artists have been flying the Hong Kong flag and making their mark abroad. Painter Clementine Chan Yee-man, who currently has a small show at TaiKoo Place, held a solo exhibition in Italy last year.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Indonesian wins inaugural art award

An Indonesian artist beat 17 other emerging talents and scooped the first SCMP/Art Futures award at ART HK 09 with a spiritual yet playful installation that invited spectators' participation.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

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