Local illustration "Storychick", "Garden of Six Seasons"@Parasite, in the studio: Ginger Muse & Tribute to Gaylord Chan
After spending most of the term learning from home, Hong Kong’s secondary school students began returning to classes at the end of last month. Primary school children returned to school at the beginning of this month. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many students have had to learn online. But some subjects can be understood better by collaborating with other parties, or participating in community projects in different neighbourhoods.
Parasite Art Space’s exhibition “Garden of Six Seasons” was set to open two months ago, but, like many other events, was delayed by the pandemic. A precursor to the Kathmandu Triennale in December, the show opened last month and spanned two venues, one in Sheung Wan and one in Quarry Bay, showcasing works by 40 international artists. The title of the exhibition comes from a real garden in Kathmandu known as the, “Garden of Dreams”. Created 100 years ago as an Edwardian Neo-Classical Garden, it has gone through changes with the rest of its surroundings. Not only have the original six pavilions been reduced to three, the Kathmandu Valley’s former six seasons have been transformed by climate change to just four.
When pianist Joyce Cheung last came to our studio three months ago, she talked about an upcoming crowdfunded music project, Ginger Muse that she and fellow musicians were putting together. Focusing on musicians from different disciplines, it aimed to present innovative and experimental music programmes. Now the project is under way, and the founders are here to tell us more.
One of Hong Kong's most iconic contemporary artists Gaylord Chan passed away at St. Teresa's Hospital on 22nd June at the age of 95.