Kay Ross


APA Free Concerts: APA students perform solo recitals. Today, 6pm (yangqin), 6.45pm (pipa) and 7.30pm (dizi). APA Concert Hall, Wan Chai. Free. Tel: 2584 8517.

Le French May: A celebration of all things French, with theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and food events. Today-June 17, various venues. For details and bookings, tel: 2312 9990 or go to:

Visual Arts

Art In A Suitcase: Works by Kong Ho and Ben Sum, two Chinese artists who explore their experience of living in Hong Kong and the US. 10am-9pm. HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road. Tel: 2521 3008. Ends today.

Porcelain-like Skin: Chinese artist Liu Jianhua creates bizarre porcelain sculptures of headless women displayed on plates. 10am-6.30pm. Hanart TZ Gallery, 2/F Henley Building, 5 Queen's Road, Central. Tel: 2526 9019. Ends June 6.

Traditions And Beyond: Works by Vietnamese artists Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Dang Xuan Hoa, Phan Cam Thuong and others. 10.30am-6.30pm. Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong. Tel: 2869 6863. Ends June 7.

Science Alive: Interactive exhibits about science, for children aged nine to 14. 10.30am-6pm. The British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty. Tel: 2913 5212. Ends June 8.

Celebrating The Future - French Industry At The Beginning Of The Third Millennium: Black-and-white photographs by French photographer Antoine Gonin, depicting the technological and industrial achievements of over 30 French industrial companies. Le French May. On display 24 hours a day, outdoors at the Jockey Club Auditorium, HKUST. Inquiries: 2358 6110. Ends June 8.

Ancients In Profile: Chinese figure paintings dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties, on loan from the collection of the Shanghai Museum. 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat; 1.30pm-5.30pm Sun. University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Road. Free. Tel: 2241 5500. Ends June 10.

Colour And Harmony - My World: Vibrant oil and acrylic paintings of tropical flowers, the sea, landscapes and interiors by Diana Tam. 11am-7pm Mon-Sat. Karin Weber Gallery, 32A Staunton Street, Central. Tel: 2544 5004. Ends June 10.

Wang Changming - Memories: Thought-provoking still-life oil paintings by this young Shanghai artist. 10am-7pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place. Tel: 2525 0529. Ends June 10.

New Museums In France: An exhibition about the latest trends in museum architecture, design and renovation in France. Le French May. On display 24 hours a day, outdoors at the Cultural Centre Piazza. Inquiries: 3196 6205. Ends June 10.

Subjective Photography - The German Contribution: Works by 22 German photographers, tracing the development of 'subjective photography' between 1948 and 1963. The photographers were more concerned with their subjective imagination than with an objective depiction of reality. 10am-8pm daily. Pao Galleries, Arts Centre. Tel: 2582 0200. Ends June 10.

Perfect Blue: Detailed ink and colour paintings of elegant Oriental women by Chinese artist Wu Yang. 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun. Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2810 5895. Ends June 10.

Between Heaven And Earth - The Province Of Naples In Black And White: Photographs of Naples, by Alain Volut. Part of the Italy 2001 programme. Harbour City, Canton Road, TST. Tel: 2521 8837. Ends June 10.

Skylines - Hong Kong: Photographs from the book of the same name by Peter Moss, documenting striking Hong Kong architecture. 10am-10pm daily. Today-June 6 at Park Court, Pacific Place, Admiralty; June 7-11 at Lower G2, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong. Inquiries: 2525 8572.

Pictures By Kwok Ying: Paintings and drawings by a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts at CUHK. 10am-10pm daily. Cafe Palette, G2-3, Olympian City 1, 11 Hoi Fai Road, West Kowloon (MTR: Olympic Station). Tel: 2271 4908. Ends June 13.

Landscapes Of The Scottish Isles: Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison paints landscapes of the Argyll region in Scotland, and France and Holland. Noon-10pm Mon-Sat. Montblanc Gallery, Fringe Club. Tel: 2521 7251. Ends June 13.

Wang Keping: Paris-based contemporary Chinese sculptor Wang Keping creates elemental sculptures in wood. 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sun. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Tel: 2812 9434. Ends June 14.

Marc Riboud: This French photographer was born in 1923 and is a member of the renowned Magnum Group. The exhibition features his Images of China, taken over the past 40 years. 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sat. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, Central. Tel: 2812 9434. Ends June 14.

Busy Pattern: Paintings by Wong Pak-ngan, who celebrates the beauty to be found in Hong Kong. Noon-10pm Mon-Sat. Nokia Gallery, Fringe Club. Tel: 2521 7251. Ends June 14.

Masters Of Colour And Light: Surrealistic and impressionistic contemporary paintings by Vietnamese artists Dao Hai Phong, Le Thanh Son and Dinh Dung. 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun. Arch Angel Art, 38 Peel Street, Central. Tel: 2854 4255. Ends June 15.

Han Kyu-nam: Brightly coloured and richly textured abstract paintings by US-based Korean artist Han Kyu-nam. 10.30am-7pm Mon-Sat. Galeriasia, 6/F One Lan Kwai Fong. Tel: 2529 2598. Ends June 16.

Fishing Villages In Hong Kong: Oils and watercolours by Wai King-man, depicting local fishing villages. 9am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. Deck Floor, High Block, Queensway Government Building, Admiralty. Tel the HK Arts Development Council: 2827 8786. Ends June 16.

The Golden Section (1912-1925) - French Cubism: An overview of this influential avant-garde art movement of the early 20th century, featuring works by Georges Braque, Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Picasso and others. Le French May. 10am-6pm daily (closed Thur). HK Museum of Art, TST. $10 ($5) - Wed free. Tel: 2721 0116. Ends June 17.

As Time Goes By: Recent ink and colour paintings of the picturesque village of Zhouzhuang, by Suzhou artist Yang Mingyi. 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun. Yan Gallery, 77 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2139 2345. Ends June 17.

Thaiwijit Poengkasemsomboon: Works by this contemporary Thai artist. 11am-8pm Tue-Sun. Chouinard Gallery, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Tel: 2858 5072. Ends June 24.

Andy Warhol: Original signed works by this world-famous pop artist, including iconic images of Mao, Marilyn Monroe and soup cans. All for sale. 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat. Master Paintings & Antiques Gallery, Suite 108, 1/F St Georges Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central. Tel: 2580 2383. Ends June 29.

Italian Art Exhibition: Works by Italian artist Raffaele Rossi, and Murano Venetian glass sculptures of orchestral musicians by Silvio Vigliaturo. Part of the Italy 2001 programme. 10am-6.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-7pm Sun. Kwai Fung Hin Gallery, G/F Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen. Tel: 2577 1232. Ends June 30.

Enlightened Blackness: Influenced by Taoism, Chinese artist Yang Jiechang uses multiple layers of ink on paper to create textured black spaces that the viewer is invited to penetrate and contemplate. Le French May. 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat; 1.30pm-5.30pm Sun. University Museum and Art Gallery, University of HK, 94 Bonham Road. Free. Tel: 2241 5500. Ends July 1.


HK Philosophy Cafe (Kowloon Branch): An informal monthly discussion group about philosophical issues (in English). Today, 7.30pm-9.30pm, the topic is: 'Religion: Opium for the People or Headache for the Mighty?'. Curtain Up, G/F Cultural Centre, TST. Free (but buy your own drinks and food). Tel Steve Palmquist: 2339 7289 or e-mail: [email protected]
Women Leaders - Leaders In The New Economy: The HK Association of Business and Professional Women presents a panel discussion about the challenges of being a female leader in business (in English). Tomorrow, 9am-2pm. Sheraton Hotel, TST. $980 for the seminar; $1,280 for the seminar plus lunch. Tel Anna Fang: 2535 9198 or e-mail: [email protected]
Demystifying Marketing: SCMP Listings Editor Kay Ross teaches a four-hour course (in English) about the basics of marketing, media relations, sponsorship and how to write a press release. June 20 and 27, 7pm-9pm. YWCA English-speaking Members' Department, 1 Macdonnell Road, Mid-Levels. $250 (plus term membership fee). YWCA courses are open to all interested people, including men. Tel: 2524 8424 or visit:


Omnimax And Sky Shows: Journey Of Man - take a mystical journey through the stages of human life, from birth to maturity, with world-renowned circus troupe Cirque du Soleil (until Nov 30). Solarmax - explores man's quest for knowledge about the sun (until Sept 30). In Cantonese, English, Putonghua and Japanese. Daily (except Tue). Space Museum Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $24-$32 ($12-$16) per show, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226.

Looking Ahead

The Philadelphia Orchestra: This acclaimed orchestra, now celebrating its 100th season, performs two concerts. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch. June 8, 8pm - works by Dukas, Mussorgsky and Brahms; June 9, 8pm - works by Dvorak, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $200-$680 Urbtix.

Double Delights: The HK Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Richard Strauss, each featuring two soloists. Conductor: Samuel Wong. June 8, 8pm, Sha Tin Town Hall, $60-$120; June 9, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, $60-$100.

Bookings Urbtix.

Fish Heads And Tales - A Tender War: A production from Theatre du Pif, inspired by the life and music of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel (in Cantonese and English). June 8, 8pm; June 9, 3pm and 8pm; June 10, 3pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. $100 Urbtix.

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