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 ” .
If you are technically inclined, or even if you are just someone looking for new ways to invest or make money, you have probably heard about cryptocurrency and its digital ledger, blockchain. There are many cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and Ethereum are probably the best known. Now NFT, non-fungible tokens, units of data stored on a blockchain that certify the uniqueness and ownership of any digital file, are providing artists and collectors with new ways to create, collect, and invest in, works of art.
Earlier this year, even though the Covid-19 pandemic has made international travel more difficult if not dangerous, harmonicist Cy Leo went to New York to pursue his dream. In January of this year, he went to New York to embark on a new musical journey. He has described the five months he spent in the Big Apple as “the most luxurious period of his life” because he was able to focus solely on working on his dream. Cy recently returned to Hong Kong and has already lined up a couple of concerts. He came to our studio to tell us more.
Home to more than 120,000 works from the 20th and 21st centuries, the Centre Pompidou in Paris has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
Now some of that art is here in Hong Kong. As part of The French May Arts Festival, the Museum of Art is currently showing over 100 works and artefacts from the Pompidou collection connected with the Surrealist Movement.
William Lim trained as an architect, but he says art is his first love. He is an avid collector, artist and educator. Last year, he and his wife donated 90 works from their own collection to the M+ museum. Lim held his first solo exhibition at Grotto Fine Art 16 years ago. Since then, he and the gallery have continued to collaborate from time to time, with works that range from photographic prints on canvas to works using disposable objects. On show at Grotto SKW right now, “A Year of Lost & Found” features new works, most of which are oil paintings.
A former student at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, pianist Tsang Hin-yat has since garnered an assortment of international awards and played in concert halls in London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Barcelona, mainland China, Japan and Taiwan. As part of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s “Our Music Talents” series, on 7th July Tsang will be playing Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas.