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 ” .
With lockdown and social-distancing measures in place, the pandemic has seen a surge in online businesses, such as online shopping, online streaming, video communication and deliveries. With many art and cultural activities on hold, artists too are finding ways to reach their audiences via a more personal and tailor-made approach.
Yeung Tong-lung’s paintings depicting the daily lives of Hongkongers, especially the working class, show scenes that can sometimes look very familiar to us, but they can also create an unconventional or even surreal feeling. Yeung says his paintings aren’t specifically about the people or their surroundings. They are about “the act of painting and through that, the act of depicting life”. On show at Blindspot Gallery until 6th March, “Daily Practice” showcases works mainly painted in 2019 and 2020. The exhibition includes a 4.5-metre-wide triptych of a squatter village in Mount Davis, an intimate scene on a rooftop, a crowded eatery and some 33 sketches of everyday life as seen through the windows of his studio in Kennedy Town.
As the name suggests, the trio “Chromatic Collective” hopes to bring colour into the music they play. Made up of clarinettist, Theresa Lam, flautist Ginny Tin and pianist Timothy Wong, the chamber ensemble describes itself as wanting to explore the fun in musical chromaticism. Theresa, Ginny and Timothy are with us virtually this week to explain what they mean by that and to talk about their upcoming launch concert.
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 ” .
Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance.