Enid Tsui

Hong Kong

Enid Tsui

Arts Editor

Enid joined the Post as senior culture writer in 2015 after a long career as a business and politics journalist at the Financial Times, the Nikkei Asian Review, RTHK Radio 3, and the Economist Group in Hong Kong and in London. She returned as the Post's arts editor in 2020 after taking a year off to pursue a Master's degree in art history.

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‘Many musicians have given up on Hong Kong’: fallout from Omicron curbs hits concert and theatre performers and organisers hard

Repeated blocks on travel and performances are damaging Hong Kong’s arts scene, with music soloists and orchestras unwilling to come, quarantining conductor says as arts promoters reel from new Covid-19 curbs.

Repeated blocks on travel and performances are damaging Hong Kong’s arts scene, with music soloists and orchestras unwilling to come, quarantining conductor says as arts promoters reel from new Covid-19 curbs.

7 Jan 2022 - 12:17PM
Chinese artist’s Hong Kong installation at Tai Kwun wrapped music, dance and theatre in a dark, surreal shroud to produce something magical

Chinese artist Pan Daijing combined music, dance and theatre for her ‘Echo, Moss and Spill’ installation, which concluded Tai Kwun’s months-long ‘Trust and Confusion’ exhibition.

Chinese artist Pan Daijing combined music, dance and theatre for her ‘Echo, Moss and Spill’ installation, which concluded Tai Kwun’s months-long ‘Trust and Confusion’ exhibition.

3 Jan 2022 - 5:15PM
How NFTs, online bidding and Asian demand helped auction houses to a bumper 2021, with Sotheby’s and Christie’s selling US$14.4 billion alone

Sotheby’s and Christie’s sold a total of US$14.4 billion alone in a year marked with incredible moments, such as the US$69 million sale of Beeple’s Everydays – The First 5,000 Days.

Sotheby’s and Christie’s sold a total of US$14.4 billion alone in a year marked with incredible moments, such as the US$69 million sale of Beeple’s Everydays – The First 5,000 Days.

24 Dec 2021 - 9:44AM
Art project aims to change the conversation about tourist-trap village Sok Kwu Wan on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island

Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island is just a restaurant strip serving pricey imported seafood in the eyes of most Hong Kong people. Lamma Mia aims to change their perception.

Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island is just a restaurant strip serving pricey imported seafood in the eyes of most Hong Kong people. Lamma Mia aims to change their perception.

17 Dec 2021 - 6:42PM
Phillips auction house to set up Asia HQ in Hong Kong next to new M+ museum

The Russian-owned auctioneer will rent space in a building next to the new M+ Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District; income from the deal will help fund the district’s growth.

The Russian-owned auctioneer will rent space in a building next to the new M+ Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District; income from the deal will help fund the district’s growth.

16 Dec 2021 - 2:38PM
Review | Hong Kong dance show’s political undertones hit home with genuinely frightening and shocking scenes

‘Remnants’ confirms Kelvin Mak as one of the most exciting choreographers of his generation in Hong Kong as it asks: is individuality possible in a rotten collective system?

‘Remnants’ confirms Kelvin Mak as one of the most exciting choreographers of his generation in Hong Kong as it asks: is individuality possible in a rotten collective system?

13 Dec 2021 - 5:15PM
Protest art latest: Luke Ching goes underground on the MTR subway network in Hong Kong as a station cleaner to highlight low-paid work of a silent army

Artist wants to draw attention to the role of an overlooked army of low-paid workers and the conditions they endure to keep stations on the city’s MTR network clean.

Artist wants to draw attention to the role of an overlooked army of low-paid workers and the conditions they endure to keep stations on the city’s MTR network clean.

6 Dec 2021 - 5:16PM
The Hong Kong Bach Choir at 50: diverse and well drilled, with ‘a feeling of community’, it grew from amateur expat group

When Jerome Hoberman joined the choir as music director in 1992 its expat make-up mirrored the divisions in Hong Kong society. Today he likes to think of it as a utopian model for society.

When Jerome Hoberman joined the choir as music director in 1992 its expat make-up mirrored the divisions in Hong Kong society. Today he likes to think of it as a utopian model for society.

5 Dec 2021 - 5:15PM
‘There is still hope here’ in Hong Kong: Zhang Xiaogang, Chinese contemporary artist, tours M+ museum

The first major Chinese artist to tour M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture, Zhang, 63, gives it a positive review and reaffirms his intention to move his home and studio to the city.

The first major Chinese artist to tour M+, Hong Kong’s new museum of visual culture, Zhang, 63, gives it a positive review and reaffirms his intention to move his home and studio to the city.

3 Dec 2021 - 1:29PM
Work by obscure US artist auctioned for nearly US$1 million in Hong Kong, its value driven up by his association with late painter Matthew Wong

A painting by Scott Kahn has been bought for US$963,000 at a Hong Kong auction, its value driven up by his association with the late Matthew Wong, a recent art sale darling.

A painting by Scott Kahn has been bought for US$963,000 at a Hong Kong auction, its value driven up by his association with the late Matthew Wong, a recent art sale darling.

1 Dec 2021 - 1:43PM
Teenage LGBT play tackles gender identity issues Hong Kong’s young people face more each day

Only a Girl by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation tells of how a 15-year-old who falls in love with another girl deals with her conservative parents and homophobia in the city.

Only a Girl by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation tells of how a 15-year-old who falls in love with another girl deals with her conservative parents and homophobia in the city.

25 Nov 2021 - 3:38PM
Singapore court orders halt to display of Kaws’ Companion, giant inflatable sculpture, at ‘Kaws: Holiday’ event

The organiser of the sculpture’s display, Hong Kong creative agency AllRightsReserved Limited, is accused by The Ryan Foundation in Singapore of breaching confidentiality and intellectual property rights.

The organiser of the sculpture’s display, Hong Kong creative agency AllRightsReserved Limited, is accused by The Ryan Foundation in Singapore of breaching confidentiality and intellectual property rights.

13 Nov 2021 - 7:28PM
From Ai Weiwei’s whitewashed pots to Antony Gormley’s miniature terracotta army, 10 highlights of M+ museum’s opening shows in Hong Kong

Ai Weiwei’s whitewashed Neolithic pots that ask a question about history, Antony Gormley’s field of clay figures among the pick of exhibits in M+ museum shows.

Ai Weiwei’s whitewashed Neolithic pots that ask a question about history, Antony Gormley’s field of clay figures among the pick of exhibits in M+ museum shows.

12 Nov 2021 - 9:15AM
M+ opens at last, a museum of contemporary art and design for the world, amid a culture war in Hong Kong, where some wonder if it belongs

Hong Kong’s museum of visual culture has opened, after much delay and controversy, in a city much changed since its conception. Whether it can fulfil its global ambitions and satisfy Beijing remains to be seen.

Hong Kong’s museum of visual culture has opened, after much delay and controversy, in a city much changed since its conception. Whether it can fulfil its global ambitions and satisfy Beijing remains to be seen.

12 Nov 2021 - 7:15AM
NFT art from 5 Hong Kong artists goes on sale for Operation Santa Claus: who they are, what they created and how to buy

Find out who the artists are, what they created and how to buy their NFT artworks as part of the South China Morning Post and RTHK’s annual fundraising drive.

Find out who the artists are, what they created and how to buy their NFT artworks as part of the South China Morning Post and RTHK’s annual fundraising drive.

17 Nov 2021 - 11:35AM
Artist Ophelia Jacarini’s hologram, NFT go on sale to raise money for Operation Santa Claus

Ophelia Jacarini's artistic practice is informed by 17 years of ballet training and focuses on finding new ways to capture and represent ephemeral movements of the body. She tells the SCMP's arts editor Enid Tsui about the non-fungible token (NFT) and hologram she has created to raise money for Operation Santa Claus. She is among five Hong Kong artists who have minted NFTs to be auctioned on behalf of the annual charity campaign run jointly by the Post and RTHK.

Ophelia Jacarini's artistic practice is informed by 17 years of ballet training and focuses on finding new ways to capture and represent ephemeral movements of the body. She tells the SCMP's arts editor Enid Tsui about the non-fungible token (NFT) and hologram she has created to raise money for Operation Santa Claus. She is among five Hong Kong artists who have minted NFTs to be auctioned on behalf of the annual charity campaign run jointly by the Post and RTHK.

2 Nov 2021 - 5:38PM
Shakespeare play King Lear without words – Hong Kong director’s all-female adaptation puts a fresh spin on the famous tragedy

Tang Shu-wing’s non-verbal, all-female King Lear uses gestures, bodily interactions and occasional howls of anguish to immerse audiences in the Shakespearean tragedy.

Tang Shu-wing’s non-verbal, all-female King Lear uses gestures, bodily interactions and occasional howls of anguish to immerse audiences in the Shakespearean tragedy.

27 Oct 2021 - 2:37PM
Performance art by Tino Sehgal at Tai Kwun in Hong Kong a challenge to your senses – these are events to be experienced, not just seen

Artist Tino Sehgal’s two works, This Variation and These Associations, are coming to Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun – these are ‘constructed situations’ for audiences to experience and to join in with.

Artist Tino Sehgal’s two works, This Variation and These Associations, are coming to Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun – these are ‘constructed situations’ for audiences to experience and to join in with.

22 Oct 2021 - 3:35PM
Hong Kong refused Jaap van Zweden a quarantine waiver, leading HK Phil’s music director to cancel his remaining 2021 appearances with the city’s flagship orchestra

Nicole Kidman was allowed a quarantine waiver but not Hong Kong Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden – hence the scrapping of his remaining 2021 concert dates.

Nicole Kidman was allowed a quarantine waiver but not Hong Kong Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden – hence the scrapping of his remaining 2021 concert dates.

20 Oct 2021 - 12:19AM
Big-ticket Western art fails to excite Hong Kong auction bidders, with a work by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian the most expensive painting in Sotheby’s autumn sale series

A Picasso set an Asian auction record but a Renoir and a Van Gogh sold for below presale estimates and several lots found no bidders or were pulled from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong auctions.

A Picasso set an Asian auction record but a Renoir and a Van Gogh sold for below presale estimates and several lots found no bidders or were pulled from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong auctions.

14 Oct 2021 - 5:44PM
Hong Kong Ballet brings fairy tales to life in The Sleeping Beauty: ‘the supreme test’ of a dance company’s skills where they ‘all must breathe as one’

Fairy tale characters such as Puss in Boots and the White Cat will make appearances in the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty for four days in October.

Fairy tale characters such as Puss in Boots and the White Cat will make appearances in the Hong Kong Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty for four days in October.

11 Oct 2021 - 4:16PM
Chinese ceramics appreciation is going strong in the West, Oriental Ceramic Society president says ahead of exhibition to mark its centenary

‘We have a lot of young people joining,’ says president of Oriental Ceramic Society ahead of its centenary exhibition in London – a contrast to Hong Kong, where dealers and collectors lament lack of youth interest.

‘We have a lot of young people joining,’ says president of Oriental Ceramic Society ahead of its centenary exhibition in London – a contrast to Hong Kong, where dealers and collectors lament lack of youth interest.

9 Oct 2021 - 3:45PM
Van Gogh, Botticelli, Frida Kahlo: works by iconic Western artists on show in Hong Kong preview before going to auction

From a Vincent van Gogh still life to Botticelli’s Man of Sorrow and a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, works valued at tens of millions of dollars will be on display.

From a Vincent van Gogh still life to Botticelli’s Man of Sorrow and a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, works valued at tens of millions of dollars will be on display.

8 Oct 2021 - 11:08AM
NFT art show opening in Hong Kong, with sustainable development charities to benefit from proceeds of artwork sales

Non-profits running projects devoted to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will receive proceeds from the sale of art at the Impact NFT Exhibition.

Non-profits running projects devoted to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will receive proceeds from the sale of art at the Impact NFT Exhibition.

17 Nov 2021 - 11:48AM
Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time to be played in Hong Kong with new composition partly inspired by the seminal 1941 work, bringing solace in an unsettling time

Quartet for the End of Time – mournful, foreboding and ultimately transcendental – was written by French composer Olivier Messiaen 80 years ago. It will be played in Hong Kong to mark its anniversary.

Quartet for the End of Time – mournful, foreboding and ultimately transcendental – was written by French composer Olivier Messiaen 80 years ago. It will be played in Hong Kong to mark its anniversary.

7 Oct 2021 - 11:15AM
Review | From Ai Weiwei and Cai Guoqiang to trousers in Xinjiang 3,000 years old, cultural historian’s eclectic essays about contemporary Asian art mix erudition and whimsy

A collection of essays by British cultural historian David Elliott about contemporary Asian art is as eclectic as it is erudite. Full of historical titbits, it is more a work to dip into than to consume at one sitting.

A collection of essays by British cultural historian David Elliott about contemporary Asian art is as eclectic as it is erudite. Full of historical titbits, it is more a work to dip into than to consume at one sitting.

3 Oct 2021 - 4:45PM
How Chinese porcelain went global: Hong Kong exhibition full of rare pieces puts creative spin on an old paradigm

‘Enchanting Expeditions’ at the Chinese University of Hong Kong art museum pairs rare ceramics from China with the appearance of similar porcelain in Western paintings.

‘Enchanting Expeditions’ at the Chinese University of Hong Kong art museum pairs rare ceramics from China with the appearance of similar porcelain in Western paintings.

30 Sep 2021 - 10:14AM
Get ready for ‘lowercase music’ at Hong Kong techno gig – amplified, ambient and an antidote to Canto-pop

One half of the duo behind an upcoming evening of ‘freakish’ electronic music in Hong Kong, Xper.Xr (‘you can call me Chris’) wishes Hong Kong musicians would make more of their good fortune.

One half of the duo behind an upcoming evening of ‘freakish’ electronic music in Hong Kong, Xper.Xr (‘you can call me Chris’) wishes Hong Kong musicians would make more of their good fortune.

24 Sep 2021 - 10:45AM
Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist wows with Rachmaninoff, but might never have flourished had he not left the Asian city as a child

Avan Yu, who sent audiences into raptures at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week, says the demands of the city’s schooling left little time for playing the piano.

Avan Yu, who sent audiences into raptures at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week, says the demands of the city’s schooling left little time for playing the piano.

14 Sep 2021 - 12:28PM
Hong Kong’s M+ museum of visual culture finally gets an opening date, though final cost of the project remains unknown

Arguably the most important museum ever to be built in Hong Kong, M+ is also a litmus test for artistic and curatorial freedom under the National Security Law.

Arguably the most important museum ever to be built in Hong Kong, M+ is also a litmus test for artistic and curatorial freedom under the National Security Law.

8 Sep 2021 - 8:28PM