Art & Culture

Funnyman Jim Chim is serious on culture

Bonnie Chen The Standard 19.01.2009

Laughter is his trade, but when it comes to the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, comedian Jim Chim Sui-man is dead serious.


All museums and the Visual Arts Centre will close January 26 and 27 - the first two days of the Lunar New Year - the Leisure & Cultural Services Department says.

The Legend of Angkor Wat: When history comes to life! Cambodia (Siem Reap) Until Saturday, January 31, 2009

Enjoy the warmest Khmer hospitality as you begin this spectacular evening with a leisurely stroll along a traditional Khmer village market bustling with various folk performances, local delicacies, arts and handicrafts.


Illusionist David Copperfield's assistant was rushed to hospital on Wednesday night after suffering horrific injuries during a live show.

Ding Yanyong exhibition to open 19.12.2008

About 200 works by artist Ding Yanyong will be displayed at the Museum of Art December 19 to April 5.

Teacher takes Russian art to the next steps

Bonnie Chen The Standard 15.12.2008

Despite the financial crisis, a Russian art teacher plans to open her second Hong Kong art school in Mid-Levels next month.


One of India's best known artists, M F Husain opened an exhibition on contemporary Indian art in a gallery in London, and is exhibiting his latest work on the terrorist attack on Mumbai.

Art to Art

Priscilla Man and Julianne Chou 05.12.2008
Art to Art

The annual Arts Festival is back and better than ever. Priscilla Man and Julianne Chou check out the highlights for 2009.

Dearth of Design

Winnie Chau 28.11.2008

If creativity knows no boundaries, then why is Hong Kong’s creative industry still struggling to make a name for itself, asks Winnie Chau.

Cinderella: The Panto

Time Out Hong Kong 28.11.2008

Pantomime is a strange beast, with many odd rules. Even for those well versed in the absurdities of this British Christmas tradition, it might be helpful to read the following to realise these aspects anew. Ditto for those who have no idea what pa...

The 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

Mike Payne Style Crave 25.11.2008
The 15 Most Expensive Paintings in the World

In 2006, media mogul David Geffen sold Jackson Pollock’s masterwork, No. 5 1948, for $140 million. This made Pollock’s work the most expensive painting in modern history, leading a list of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists. From Pollock ...

EU opens digital library to public with over 2 million works

The European Union has finally opened its digital online library, Europeana, to the public, allowing users everywhere free access to the rich archives of EU's 27 member states. The library includes more than 2 million books, maps, recordings, phot...

Upside Down

John Robertson 21.11.2008
Upside Down

The financial crisis has hit the contemporary Asian art market. John Robertson asks why serious art buffs are smiling.

LegCo open day set for Nov 29 17.11.2008
LegCo open day set for Nov 29

A Legislative Council Building open day will be held on November 29 with marching bands and other activities for the public to learn more about the historic building.

“The Snowman & The Bear” - Family Concert by CCOHK on 5th & 6th of Dec

Julia Poon Poon’s International Arts Management 11.11.2008
Snowman Enterprises Ltd 1982, 2008

Howard Blake’s concert adaptations of Raymond Briggs' captivating storybooks The Snowman and The Bear continues to delight children and families as it returns to Hong Kong for a THIRD re-run by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and guest art...

Acrobatics show to dance into HK 11.11.2008
Acrobatics show to dance into HK

The Mainland's Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe will show its stunning gymnastic, martial-arts and dance skills in The World of Wondrous Acrobatics December 26 to 28.

Sand sculpture contest opens for registration

Creative sand sculptors are invited to show their talent at the Southern District Sand Sculpture Competition and Sand Sculpture Exchange Programme 2008. Application forms are available from tomorrow. The application deadline is November 21.

Applications open for park art stalls

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department is inviting applications to operate Arts Corner stalls in Hong Kong Park. The deadline is 5.30pm November 18.

French poem brought to life in dance show

Unlock Dancing Plaza will present modern dance piece Love Sick November 28 and 29 at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity.

To Build, or Not to Build 24.10.2008
To Build, or Not to Build

The topic of heritage conservation has finally arrived in our theaters. Winnie Chau talks to the team behind an innovative play about our changing skyline.

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