Art & Culture

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The second branch of Hong Kong's only Russian art academy and gallery, Anastassia's Art House and Red Square Gallery, was officially opened in Hong Kong Thursday.

Promenade to showcase sculptures

news.gov.hk 12.03.2009
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Fourteen sculptors from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas will create works made of marble, wood and other materials starting today to March 22 at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.


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On 6th April 2009, Sotheby's Hong Kong will stage the Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Pacific Operaworks: A new chamber company debuts in Seattle

Melinda Bargreen Seattle Times 09.03.2009
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A new chamber opera company, Pacific Operaworks, may fill a niche in Seattle's classical-music scene. Artistic director Stephen Stubbs talks about its March 11 debut, a reworking of Monteverdi's "Return of Ulysses," with the Hanspring Puppet Company.


Do the Art Walk

Winnie Chau HK-magazine 06.03.2009
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It’s that time of year again, when art and wine lovers alike take to the streets of Central to participate in the art scene’s largest open evening. And hey, it’s all for a good cause. By Winnie Chau.

500 students build mosaiculture display

Over 500 students from 20 schools have put up a spectacular mosaiculture display named Jungle Games at Victoria Park. The display will be exhibited at the coming Hong Kong Flower Show.


Ancient History

Winnie Yeung and June Ng HK-magazine 27.02.2009
Ancient History

What was prehistoric Hong Kong like? Winnie Yeung and June Ng take a trip back in time.

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2009

Now in its ninth successful year, ArtWalk is Hong Kong's biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing the visual arts in Hong Kong’s art galleries.


Seattle U student makes bank off Obama artwork

Seamus McKeon Seattle University Spectator 26.02.2009
Seattle U student makes bank off Obama artwork

Iconic; revolutionary; inspired-a great deal has been said about Shepard Fairey and the artwork he has produced. Painter of the now-famous red, white and blue Barack Obama "Hope" image, Fairey has become an icon in the artistic and political worlds.

Art expo to challenge the senses

news.gov.hk 23.02.2009
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The Museum of Art's new Charming Experience exhibition running until April 19 enables visitors to open their senses to the works and messages of the participating artists.


Seattle Art Museum announces Gwen & Jacob Lawrence Fellowship

Titus Kaphar is the first artist to receive the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence biennial fellowship from the Seattle Art Museum.

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A new round of the Arts Corner will run at Victoria Park from 10am to 6pm every Sunday and public holiday until November 29, with 36 stalls selling handicrafts and artworks.


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Global auction house Sotheby's said on Friday it expects to sell $77 million of artwork at its major spring Asian sales in Hong Kong, a substantial scaling back of business from a year ago as the financial crisis bites.

Seattle City Light sponsors seven art installations

ADRIANA GRANT Seattlepi 13.02.2009
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Step out of the elevator onto the 30th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower and you'll encounter a wall of porcelain light bulbs, an installation by Yuki Nakamura.


See HK from another perspective

news.gov.hk 07.02.2009
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The works of 20 photographers, who use the camera to express their feelings about Hong Kong, are on display at Yuen Long Theatre until February 19.

Book fair wants to see happy ending in gloom

Paul Mozur The Standard 05.02.2009
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Despite tough economic times, the fifth annual Wan Chai Book Fair is likely to attract more visitors than last year, according to district councillors and publishers.


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Young pianist Shen Wenyu will join the Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra for two concerts in March under the baton of its founder-conductor Dr Yip Wai-hong.

“HAYDN’S CELLO” Featuring the famous Russian cellist and conductor ALEXANDER RUDIN

On Sunday 8 March 2009 the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) presents “Haydn’s Cello” - a fabulous evening of classical music featuring the famous Russian cellist Alexander Rudin as both soloist and conductor. The performance to be held ...


Snap up art bargains in crisis, says expert

Bonnie Chen The Standard 02.02.2009
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For those with the funds, the world economic crisis means valuable artwork at bargain prices.

ON THE FRINGE

AMITHA AMRANAND Bangkok Post 21.01.2009
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Bangkokians who are fans of Patravadi Theatre's Bangkok Fringe Festival might have to hitch a ride to Ratchaburi and frolic along a different body of water from this year onwards. The event will be relocated to the 119-Year-Old Market in Chet Sami...



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