RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
Hong Kong painter Chu Hing-wah focuses on people, their everyday lives, and the environment around them. For most of his working life he was a psychiatric nurse, a profession which he credits with allowing him to approach people with a sense of humility, humanity and familiarity. The exhibition “Living in Compassion: The Art of Chu Hing-wah”, which ended on January 20th at Hanart TZ Gallery, was a major retrospective of his work.
Avant-garde artist Huang Yongping has been considered one of the most controversial and provocative Chinese artists since the 1980s. In 1986, he and a group of friends formed the radical art group, “Xiamen Dada”. Since one 1989 exhibition in Paris, Huang has been based in France. Four new works by Huang and artist Shen Yuan are currently on show at Tang Contemporary Art, in the exhibition “Hong Kong Foot”. According to Huang “what we most associate with Hong Kong is the infection ‘Hong Kong foot’. Hong Kong’s greatest weapon is giving the events or things it infects Hong Kong’s characteristics.” Both artists created the pieces specifically for this exhibition.
Hahn Rowe is a violinist, a guitarist, a composer, a recording engineer, and a producer. Based in New York, he has been involved in a wide range of projects and performed with musicians such as R.E.M., David Byrne, Moby, Glenn Branca and Swans. He has also engineered and produced recordings with Antony and the Johnsons, Yoko Ono, and Bill Laswell, among others. More recently, he’s been focused on creating scores for theatre and dance works. Last week, he came to Hong Kong to work with three local musicians. While he was here he came to our studio with two of them, Jonathan Yang and Narbi.