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 ” .
Eight months after the opening of M+ museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the public had its first chance to visit the Hong Kong Palace Museum starting this month. With its capital cost provided by a HK$3.5 billion donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the seven-storey museum is to showcase more than 900 items from the Palace Museum in Beijing.
In 1943, Peggy Guggenheim presented “Exhibition by 31 Women” at her Art of This Century gallery in New York. It was one of the first exhibitions in the United States dedicated entirely to works by women. Until the end of July, “31 Women Artists – Hong Kong” at the 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is following in its footsteps: celebrating 31 local female artists. Curator Caroline Ha Thuc says the show is not intended to be a feminist exhibition, partly because many artists do not want themselves or their work to be classified solely by gender. Instead it’s an acknowledgement of the practices and the vitality of a wide range of work, featuring artists from different generations and diverse backgrounds, working in a variety of contexts and mediums.
The founding members of the Fair Oaks Trio met in 2013 while studying at the Los Angeles Music Academy. They took their name from the avenue in which the academy is located. Since then, the original trio has expanded to become the Fair Oaks Group, and often collaborated with other musicians. The ensemble aims to “orchestrate ear-delighting and fair” – in the sense of pleasing to the mind - moments for its listeners. They are with us right now to tell us more.