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 ” .
Hello and welcome to The Works, I’m Ben Tse, on my own this week as Ben Pelletier is off on his travels. Later in the show, Kaki and Cup, the two musicians who make up the local acoustic-pop duo Winter Bagels, are here to play for us. But first, mixed media artist Ivy Ma not only focuses on her own artistic creation, she also teaches and curates.
In January, she curated “By the Window” an exhibition showcasing the works of nine Hong Kong artists that explores the idea that a painting can be a window between the artist and the audience.
American artist, Sarah Crowner is known for her bold and colourful paintings and tile works often consisting of abstract forms. She says she draws inspiration from architecture, nature, art and design. One technique she uses in her “stitched paintings” involves sewing painted canvas panels together with an industrial sewing machine. Until the 20th of this month, the Simon Lee Gallery is presenting her first solo exhibition in Asia, “Paintings for the Stage”.
The members of acoustic-pop duo “Winter Bagels”, Kaki and Cup met in a guitar class in 2012. Quickly discovering a shared love of writing original songs, they formed the band in 2016. Then they went busking for a month in Eastern Europe. Kaki and Cup say the trip inspired them not only musically, but also personally. They are here with Billy Lee of our sister programme 藝坊星期天 to tell us more.