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 art editor in 2020 after taking a year off to pursue a Master's degree in art history.

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Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021 to go ahead – live and online highlights, from Alice in Wonderland to The Red Shoes

Against all odds, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has a total of 33 shows planned for February and March, with about half scheduled for physical, in-venue performances.

15 Jan 2021 - 10:07AM

Against all odds, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has a total of 33 shows planned for February and March, with about half scheduled for physical, in-venue performances.

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021 to go ahead – live and online highlights, from Alice in Wonderland to The Red Shoes
Australian restaurant where Al Pacino and George Harrison dined to auction off 200 pieces of art as it closes down

Legendary Italian restaurant Lucio’s in Sydney will auction off 200 artworks by many of Australia’s best-known modern and contemporary artists as it closes down.

11 Jan 2021 - 5:54PM

Legendary Italian restaurant Lucio’s in Sydney will auction off 200 artworks by many of Australia’s best-known modern and contemporary artists as it closes down.

Australian restaurant where Al Pacino and George Harrison dined to auction off 200 pieces of art as it closes down
University of Hong Kong campus bookstore shuts, to the dismay of academics and student union head

Swindon Books, whose main branch closed in July, shuts its store at HKU – rendered irrelevant by students buying books online or sharing downloads. Academics and student union president voice concern, with no news of it being replaced.

31 Dec 2020 - 11:50PM

Swindon Books, whose main branch closed in July, shuts its store at HKU – rendered irrelevant by students buying books online or sharing downloads. Academics and student union president voice concern, with no news of it being replaced.

University of Hong Kong campus bookstore shuts, to the dismay of academics and student union head
Obituary | Asian Youth Orchestra co-founder Richard Pontzious, who has died aged 76, nurtured and inspired thousands of young musicians

Pontzious, who died on Christmas Day aged 76, co-founded the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1987 with Yehudi Menuhin, and it has since helped thousands of young musicians launch their careers.

30 Dec 2020 - 7:17PM

Pontzious, who died on Christmas Day aged 76, co-founded the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1987 with Yehudi Menuhin, and it has since helped thousands of young musicians launch their careers.

Asian Youth Orchestra co-founder Richard Pontzious, who has died aged 76, nurtured and inspired thousands of young musicians
How the pandemic forced the performing arts in Hong Kong to innovate - and artists to stock store shelves to survive

The mass cancellation of performances had a big impact on a sector whose workforce is mostly freelance, but also brought innovation as theatre, dance and music troupes explored online presentation.

29 Dec 2020 - 4:46PM

The mass cancellation of performances had a big impact on a sector whose workforce is mostly freelance, but also brought innovation as theatre, dance and music troupes explored online presentation.

How the pandemic forced the performing arts in Hong Kong to innovate - and artists to stock store shelves to survive
Chinese artist Cai Guo-qiang on his Palace Museum show in Beijing: ‘I don’t see this as a cost to my art’

Chinese artist Cai Guo-qiang has been criticised in the past for his government commissions but his new show at Beijing’s Palace Museum is yet another. We ask him why he took it on.

23 Dec 2020 - 11:57AM

Chinese artist Cai Guo-qiang has been criticised in the past for his government commissions but his new show at Beijing’s Palace Museum is yet another. We ask him why he took it on.

Chinese artist Cai Guo-qiang on his Palace Museum show in Beijing: ‘I don’t see this as a cost to my art’
Nothing could stop these Hong Kong artists from creating – not even poor health or vision

An exhibition to accompany the release of book Daisy Fairy and the Bear: From the Beach to Wondeer features 30 works six artists from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ i-dArt programme.

11 Dec 2020 - 4:15PM

An exhibition to accompany the release of book Daisy Fairy and the Bear: From the Beach to Wondeer features 30 works six artists from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ i-dArt programme.

Nothing could stop these Hong Kong artists from creating – not even poor health or vision
Noted Hong Kong art collectors make large donation of works to new museum M+, mostly by local creators

Hong Kong visual culture museum M+ announced it had approved a donation of 90 contemporary artworks, most of them by local creators, from William Lim and his wife Lavina.

10 Dec 2020 - 8:47PM

Hong Kong visual culture museum M+ announced it had approved a donation of 90 contemporary artworks, most of them by local creators, from William Lim and his wife Lavina.

Noted Hong Kong art collectors make large donation of works to new museum M+, mostly by local creators
How to own an art gallery in your 20s: shared spaces in Hong Kong shake up the established scene

Young Hongkongers are opening art galleries that share space with anything from dance clubs to lifestyle stores, and that breathe new life into the Hong Kong arts scene.

9 Dec 2020 - 5:15PM

Young Hongkongers are opening art galleries that share space with anything from dance clubs to lifestyle stores, and that breathe new life into the Hong Kong arts scene.

How to own an art gallery in your 20s: shared spaces in Hong Kong shake up the established scene
Mini-Art Basel open, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara works for auction at Christie’s – Hong Kong art market is buzzing

Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel fairs under way at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, also the venue for Christie’s autumn auctions, which feature works by Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama among others.

28 Nov 2020 - 9:01PM

Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel fairs under way at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, also the venue for Christie’s autumn auctions, which feature works by Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama among others.

Mini-Art Basel open, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara works for auction at Christie’s – Hong Kong art market is buzzing
Hong Kong Palace Museum hints at content of its first exhibitions by posting image of painting Five Oxen, a grade 1 Chinese national treasure

Publicity for the first exhibitions at the Hong Kong Palace Museum in 2022 strongly suggests that national treasures rarely shown in public will feature heavily among the 800 exhibits loaned by its namesake in Beijing.

26 Nov 2020 - 7:32AM

Publicity for the first exhibitions at the Hong Kong Palace Museum in 2022 strongly suggests that national treasures rarely shown in public will feature heavily among the 800 exhibits loaned by its namesake in Beijing.

Hong Kong Palace Museum hints at content of its first exhibitions by posting image of painting Five Oxen, a grade 1 Chinese national treasure
Artists respond to Hong Kong’s ‘new normal’ in a flurry of shows

Students about to leave for study abroad tell Leung Chi-wo what home means to them, 15 years after he asked Hongkongers the same question; in Wan Chai, an empty shop becomes a pop-up dreamland.

20 Nov 2020 - 4:48PM

Students about to leave for study abroad tell Leung Chi-wo what home means to them, 15 years after he asked Hongkongers the same question; in Wan Chai, an empty shop becomes a pop-up dreamland.

Artists respond to Hong Kong’s ‘new normal’ in a flurry of shows
Travel bubble: Singapore for foodies and art lovers – the top places to eat and drink, and local art to savour

Combine a visit to the The National Gallery of Singapore for a retrospective of major local artist Georgette Chen with a meal at three-Michelin-star Odette, or indulge in gin and champagne at the Atlas bar in Bugis.

21 Nov 2020 - 5:50PM

Combine a visit to the The National Gallery of Singapore for a retrospective of major local artist Georgette Chen with a meal at three-Michelin-star Odette, or indulge in gin and champagne at the Atlas bar in Bugis.

Travel bubble: Singapore for foodies and art lovers – the top places to eat and drink, and local art to savour
Social distancing score helps Hong Kong Philharmonic musician put Covid-19 lockdown to good use

Hong Kong Philharmonic musician James Boznos has put months of Covid-19 lockdown to good use by composing a piece about social distancing.

18 Nov 2020 - 6:00PM

Hong Kong Philharmonic musician James Boznos has put months of Covid-19 lockdown to good use by composing a piece about social distancing.

Social distancing score helps Hong Kong Philharmonic musician put Covid-19 lockdown to good use
What does the future hold for Asia Society Hong Kong, under pressure from zero venue rental revenue and local political divides?

With zero revenue from venue rental and local political divides, Asia Society Hong Kong finds itself in unknown territory as it reaches its 30th anniversary.

14 Nov 2020 - 3:50PM

With zero revenue from venue rental and local political divides, Asia Society Hong Kong finds itself in unknown territory as it reaches its 30th anniversary.

What does the future hold for Asia Society Hong Kong, under pressure from zero venue rental revenue and local political divides?
Robot artists sketching portraits of human sitters – is it really art, or is there something more going on?

A collective of five robots is in residence at an art space in Hong Kong, where they are sketching portraits of human subjects. Their creator, Patrick Tresset, says the experiment is part of a live theatre project that is streamed online.

12 Nov 2020 - 10:22AM

A collective of five robots is in residence at an art space in Hong Kong, where they are sketching portraits of human subjects. Their creator, Patrick Tresset, says the experiment is part of a live theatre project that is streamed online.

Robot artists sketching portraits of human sitters – is it really art, or is there something more going on?
How lockdown in Singapore inspired Chinese artist Cao Fei to realise her global pandemic project

Chinese artist Cao Fei reveals how 10 months of lockdown in Singapore inspired her unique global pandemic project, Isle of Instability.

11 Nov 2020 - 12:34PM

Chinese artist Cao Fei reveals how 10 months of lockdown in Singapore inspired her unique global pandemic project, Isle of Instability.

How lockdown in Singapore inspired Chinese artist Cao Fei to realise her global pandemic project
Lost in Hong Kong, Moonlight co-producer Andrew Hevia’s intended film about the city’s art scene became documentary of his failure to execute the plan

Andrew Hevia arrived in Hong Kong intending to make a documentary about the city’s art scene, but quickly realised he was in over his head. He still made a film – Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window, which drolly documents his failure.

5 Nov 2020 - 6:42PM

Andrew Hevia arrived in Hong Kong intending to make a documentary about the city’s art scene, but quickly realised he was in over his head. He still made a film – Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window, which drolly documents his failure.

Lost in Hong Kong, Moonlight co-producer Andrew Hevia’s intended film about the city’s art scene became documentary of his failure to execute the plan
Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen talks about love, family and rebellion, and her collaborative exhibition in Hong Kong

Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen makes collaborative installations about travel, family, rebellion and reconciliation. Her first ‘solo’ exhibition Sky Patch includes fabric sculptures that visitors can work on and add to.

4 Nov 2020 - 6:45PM

Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen makes collaborative installations about travel, family, rebellion and reconciliation. Her first ‘solo’ exhibition Sky Patch includes fabric sculptures that visitors can work on and add to.

Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen talks about love, family and rebellion, and her collaborative exhibition in Hong Kong
Propaganda amid the protests? Thailand’s Bangkok Art Biennale stirs debate among critics and participants

The event highlights taboo-breaking work by local and international artists, but to some it is helping the kingdom’s rulers maintain a pretence of normality amid calls to reform the monarchy and remove the government.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:28PM

The event highlights taboo-breaking work by local and international artists, but to some it is helping the kingdom’s rulers maintain a pretence of normality amid calls to reform the monarchy and remove the government.

Propaganda amid the protests? Thailand’s Bangkok Art Biennale stirs debate among critics and participants
Belgian artist Francis Alÿs confronts us-and-them mentality in Hong Kong exhibition that focuses on migration

When he visits a place, Belgian artist Francis Alÿs looks to understand it by observing children at play. Hong Kong children are remarkably patient, he says as his solo exhibition in the city opens.

29 Oct 2020 - 9:08PM

When he visits a place, Belgian artist Francis Alÿs looks to understand it by observing children at play. Hong Kong children are remarkably patient, he says as his solo exhibition in the city opens.

Belgian artist Francis Alÿs confronts us-and-them mentality in Hong Kong exhibition that focuses on migration
Bach, whisky, and bed – quarantined musicians of the Hong Kong Philharmonic put a brave face on their Covid-19 isolation

Confined for two weeks in tiny rooms, players allowed to bring their smaller instruments have kept up practise and learned new pieces. The contrabassoonist’s yoga classes have kept them fit.

24 Oct 2020 - 10:40PM

Confined for two weeks in tiny rooms, players allowed to bring their smaller instruments have kept up practise and learned new pieces. The contrabassoonist’s yoga classes have kept them fit.

Bach, whisky, and bed – quarantined musicians of the Hong Kong Philharmonic put a brave face on their Covid-19 isolation
Opinion | Is having two bosses really the way forward for the West Kowloon Cultural District?

It might be unrealistic to expect to find in one CEO all the skill sets required to run a complicated project like the cultural district. In theory, a chief artistic officer would help strengthen the hub’s cultural brand.

25 Oct 2020 - 2:11PM

It might be unrealistic to expect to find in one CEO all the skill sets required to run a complicated project like the cultural district. In theory, a chief artistic officer would help strengthen the hub’s cultural brand.

Is having two bosses really the way forward for the West Kowloon Cultural District?
New Hong Kong art gallery Artspace K is for ‘people to come and just enjoy themselves’, founder says

Artspace K founder Chen Kok-choo, former chairman of Taiwan’s National Performing Arts Centre, wants to help address how remote contemporary art is from ordinary people’s lives.

21 Oct 2020 - 2:45PM

Artspace K founder Chen Kok-choo, former chairman of Taiwan’s National Performing Arts Centre, wants to help address how remote contemporary art is from ordinary people’s lives.

New Hong Kong art gallery Artspace K is for ‘people to come and just enjoy themselves’, founder says
Asia Art Archive celebrates 20 years with live and online auction

Yayoi Kusama, Zhang Huan and Yang Jiechang among artists who donated 30 works to be put up for sale

17 Oct 2020 - 2:15PM

Yayoi Kusama, Zhang Huan and Yang Jiechang among artists who donated 30 works to be put up for sale

Asia Art Archive celebrates 20 years with live and online auction
Carrie Lam Covid-19 exposure fears dismissed after member of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra infected, 100 musicians quarantined

Key member of city’s philharmonic orchestra tests positive for virus, sending 100 musicians into quarantine after concert attended by Hong Kong’s leader.

13 Oct 2020 - 11:27PM

Key member of city’s philharmonic orchestra tests positive for virus, sending 100 musicians into quarantine after concert attended by Hong Kong’s leader.

Carrie Lam Covid-19 exposure fears dismissed after member of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra infected, 100 musicians quarantined
Asian art showcase at Asia Society Museum in New York casts a wide net

Long awaited, delayed and now extended, Asia Society’s New York exhibition ‘to put Asian art in the foreground’ is notable for the diversity of artists represented.

14 Oct 2020 - 4:09PM

Long awaited, delayed and now extended, Asia Society’s New York exhibition ‘to put Asian art in the foreground’ is notable for the diversity of artists represented.

Asian art showcase at Asia Society Museum in New York casts a wide net
Chinese millennial artists ‘only represent themselves’ and not their country: what they have to say about the world today

Chinese video artist Cheng Ran believes millennial artists in China don’t see themselves limited by traditional concepts of nation, society and roles and ‘only represent themselves’ with art that often draws on digital influences.

7 Oct 2020 - 5:29PM

Chinese video artist Cheng Ran believes millennial artists in China don’t see themselves limited by traditional concepts of nation, society and roles and ‘only represent themselves’ with art that often draws on digital influences.

Chinese millennial artists ‘only represent themselves’ and not their country: what they have to say about the world today
Bleeding billions, Hong Kong arts hub axes CEO, searches for new chief to steer project hit by delays, cost overruns

Bitter early exit of CEO exposes rifts over handling of financial issues, changes, delays.

5 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM

Bitter early exit of CEO exposes rifts over handling of financial issues, changes, delays.

Bleeding billions, Hong Kong arts hub axes CEO, searches for new chief to steer project hit by delays, cost overruns
‘Re:orient’: online art exhibition curated by Nicole Ching asks what it means to be Chinese

Nicole Ching, the co-founder of Museum 2050, has curated an online exhibition called ‘Re:orient’ to connect artists directly with gallerists and collectors.

2 Oct 2020 - 4:15PM

Nicole Ching, the co-founder of Museum 2050, has curated an online exhibition called ‘Re:orient’ to connect artists directly with gallerists and collectors.

‘Re:orient’: online art exhibition curated by Nicole Ching asks what it means to be Chinese