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 ” .
Artist Chu Hing-wah, who we last featured in 2017 during his exhibition at the Hanart TZ Gallery. And he wasn’t just revealing his painting talents. He was also demonstrating another passion of his: singing Cantonese opera at the exhibition opening. This year he’s 87, and he’s still painting.
Since the late 1960s, leading printmaker and photographer Noda Tetsuya has created an ongoing series of prints under the title, “Diary”. Produced over almost fifty years, it consists of some five hundred works. They include portraits of his family, landscapes, images based on his travels, and records of objects from daily life. On show at the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong are works from that “Diary” series. Tetsuya combines photography, traditional Japanese woodblock printing, mimeograph duplication, silkscreen printing and layering to not only show an individual world but to also reflect a wider social perspective.
In May 2017, Rémi Geniet came to our studio to talk about his then upcoming concert with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta of Rachmaninoff’s most popular work, his Piano Concerto No. 2. He’s now back in Hong Kong and on Saturday he’s performing again with the orchestra. This time they are playing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. He’s also doing a recital with violinist Aylen Pritchin. He’s with us now.