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 ” .
Lui Shou-kwan was a pivotal figure in the development of ink art in post-war Hong Kong, bringing together his traditional Chinese painting knowledge and the influence of Western art, and spearheading the New Ink Painting Movement. In the 1950s and 1960s, he continued to develop his own creative process as well as guide a new generation of artists, including Wucius Wong.
Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city, and in the arts, the blending of Chinese traditions and Western approaches continues. For her current exhibition at the Karin Weber Gallery painter Tsang Chui-mei takes an ancient idiom rooted in Confucian philosophy 不日不月 or “Day and Night” as her title. Tsang transfers the subjects and objects that she sees daily on her way to and from her studio onto her canvases as fragments and patterns. She says she sees these works as explorations of space and time, taking nature as her inspiration.
Clarinettist Gilad Harel is currently visiting Hong Kong for the first time. His debut concert with Hong Kong Premiere Performances is tonight and the programme that showcases not only his virtuosity as a classical musician but also his love for Klezmer music. He will be playing a second concert, this time performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, on Saturday with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.