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 ” .
Due to the social distancing and recreational restrictions to which we’re currently subjecting ourselves in the hope of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, city life in Hong Kong has gone very quiet these days, especially after six o’clock. Away from the city though, in the more rural areas, and particularly over the weekends, more of us have been flocking to the hills and the great outdoors to enjoy a breath of fresh air. If one of the more rural areas you have visited recently is Kam Tin, you may have noticed there a new three-storey art and cultural space called “Homecoming”.
Max Chan’s musical endeavours might have started with the piano, but they didn’t end there. He is also a composer, an arranger, an a cappella instructor and – away from music - a bakery shop owner. A graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in piano and composition, Max has recently released a new album, “A Present of Secrets” which he says is inspired by the much-loved “The Little Prince”.
Natalie Lo Lai-lai describes herself as half-farmer and half-artist/journalist. Her interest in the natural world, and in food and farming, has led her to practice what is often called a “slash” career or “slash” lifestyle. After receiving a WMA Commission Grant, Lo recently presented her solo exhibition, “The Days Before The Silent Spring” at the WMA Space.
Francis Alÿs, who was trained as an architect, is one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time. Based in Mexico since 1986, Alÿs focuses on socio-political issues such as urban spaces, borders and other geopolitical concerns. His works bring together painting, performance, architecture, and social practice. His first solo exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary, “Wet feet __dry feet” borders and games”, features 20 documentary videos of children playing games in countries that have suffered from ongoing war and conflict. Sadly, the exhibition is currently closed due to Covid-19, but we went there earlier to bring you some highlights.
Muzki, also known as Lili Forest, is a singer-songwriter, producer and manager of an independent music label. He was previously the lead-singer of the band, “PHOON” and currently frequently plays with the band “The Island”. Last year, he released a cassette tape, “Lili Forest Demos Vol.1”.