Arts & Music

What a view | The Bridge: Asian adaptation of grisly Nordic noir gets second season

Rebecca Lim stars as a reliably smile-free zone police detective in Malay-Singapore crime thriller.

5 Jul 2020 - 10:25AM
In pictures: Hong Kong athletes train at home during the pandemic

In a new exhibition, sports photographer Brian Ching focuses on athletes as they turn their home ground into training grounds.

4 Jul 2020 - 12:15PM
Alice Procter’s Uncomfortable Art Tours in London hit a colonial nerve

The Australian art historian known as The Exhibitionist fills in the blanks of Britain’s less glorious past on her tours of museums such as Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum.

29 Jun 2020 - 10:44AM
What a view | K-drama Mystic Pop-Up Bar: a cursed woman on a mission to save souls

Mystic Pop-Up Bar’s ghostly hosts bring wit, warmth and wonder to downtown Seoul while Matthew Rhys returns as Perry Mason in a whole new look.

28 Jun 2020 - 9:55AM
The Collector | Why Hong Kong’s art auctions need to be more transparent

Italian artist-cum-activist Paolo Cirio is highlighting the lack of transparency with his ‘Art Derivatives’ project.

23 Jun 2020 - 8:30AM
The Projector | Can cinema stop Taiwan’s cultural diversity from disappearing?

The Taiwan Film Institute’s efforts to restore classics are a much needed shot in the arm for the island’s local cultures.

16 Jun 2020 - 11:17AM
What a view | Love of Thousand Years: Chinese drama delivers, despite an awkward title

Over the course of 30 episodes, a vengeful princess sets out to settle a score that left much of her kingdom dead.

14 Jun 2020 - 9:46AM
Why stand-up comedy classes are the perfect antidote to 2020

Can anyone be funny? Yes, says general manager of Hong Kong club The Riff, comedian Andy Curtain, who will be helping aspiring comics hone their craft.

12 Jun 2020 - 3:11PM
What fabric can teach us about the culture of a society

Samson Young is one of seven contemporary artists whose fabric-based creations are aimed at sparking debate through an exhibition at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textiles.

18 Jun 2020 - 10:05AM
What a view | Paatal Lok takes on India’s sometimes brutal policing methods

Jaideep Ahlawat plays officer Hathi Ram Chaudhary, who is headed for oblivion until a career-defining case lands on his desk.

7 Jun 2020 - 10:21AM
The Collector | Chinese demand saved the art industry once – what about now?

With galleries reopening around the world and art fairs launching, the global art industry has reason to be optimistic, but uncertainty lingers in Hong Kong as fresh political turmoil erupts.

6 Jun 2020 - 12:30PM
The Projector | Korean film festivals commemorate the Gwangju uprising

Working around social distancing measures, online and physical events explored how a national trauma manifested on screen.

2 Jun 2020 - 3:23PM
What a view | Is The King: Eternal Monarch living up to its early promise?

The K-drama, which arrived o Netflix in April to much fanfare, is fast approaching its inevitable good-versus-evil climax.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:05PM
Portraits of children at schools in rural China on sale for charity

Artist Hazel Tsui has visited more than 100 schools in remote parts of China, taking photos from which she later creates oil paintings. Her charity is selling some to fund help for rural schoolchildren.

29 May 2020 - 4:36PM
What a view | Scissor Seven: Chinese animated series that takes down superheroes

Billed as a Netflix Original, despite being made by Aha Entertainment in Beijing, the show offers a relentlessly funny satire on the superhero genre.

24 May 2020 - 9:33AM
The Collector | Chinese contemporary art prize favoured video – is painting dead?

The international jury selected four video works and not a single painting among its six finalists.

23 May 2020 - 12:28PM
The Projector | How will the Covid-19 crisis manifest in future films?

From Hollywood to China, the coronavirus is reshaping the film world, making a raft of pandemic-themed movies, be they comedy capers, action and adventure, or patriotic salutes to unsung heroes, almost inevitable.

19 May 2020 - 3:24PM
A Hong Kong curator on Confucianism, capitalism and Covid-19

Johnson Chang founded Hanart TZ Gallery in 1983, and has been on a quest to bridge Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China through art ever since.

20 May 2020 - 2:36PM
How Breakfast at Tiffany’s influenced a fashion designer

The Canada-born, Hong Kong-based designer first saw the film in the 1970s and was fascinated not only by Audrey Hepburn but also the business of fashion.

20 May 2020 - 3:48AM