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The importance of play and its benefits are scientifically proven in promoting children’s well-being, development and bonding with their parents. But in contemporary societies, factors such as the pressure of education, hurried lifestyle, changed in family structures often reduced parents and children’s playtime. One recent project in a narrow space in Tsuen Wan tried to use design to facilitate the essential elements of play.
As in design, the making of art is not possible without the use of different tools and technologies. And the history of artists collaborating with engineers, architects and other professionals of different fields to realise the artistic visions is a long-established one. On show at the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery at the City University of Hong Kong, “Art Machines” consists of 34 artworks by 25 artists that look at such relationships from the past to present.
Chinese pianist began her musical training in Germany when she was five. She later returned to China and to complete her piano studies at the Shenzhen Arts School. She then went her to continue her further training at the Eastman School of Music and at the Julliard School. In addition to being a concert pianist, she is also passionate about chamber music. Two years ago, she came to Hong Kong to perform at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. And she is back, this time for a recital with Premiere Performances of a programme which is closed to her heart.
In 2018, the Hong Kong Museum of Art launched the “Hong Kong Art: Co-Creation” exhibition series, the aim of which is to encourage new curatorial research and new interpretations and analyses of Hong Kong art. Currently on show at the museum is curator Janet Fong’s vision of Hong Kong art in the 1980s and 1990s.
The festival may be called “Le French May” but for some time now it has extended pretty much over two months. Like last year’s event, 2021’s French May naturally has to contend with complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but under the theme “Artistic Getaway” it hopes to bring French art to Hong Kong audiences and viewers whatever the restrictions we may be facing. Music is a major component, and on May 22nd, the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s Co-Principal flautist, Olivier Nowak will join conductor Sylvain Gasancon in a concert that promises to take us from the majesty of the Swiss Alps with Honegger’s atmospheric tone poem “Pastorale d’été” to the life of insects in a garden in an excerpt from Albert Roussel’s “Le festin de l'araignée”.