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 ” .
Executive Producer：Diana Wan
The challenges posed by the coronavirus have affected us all. Many planned activities have been scuppered, and many industries badly affected. Arts and cultural practitioners are, theoretically, among the most creative and resilient groups of people. Many have been forced to find new ways to get through these difficult times, even at their own expense.
American artist, painter and photographer Chuck Close is known for his photorealist portraits using a large format camera. On show in Hong Kong at two galleries, White Cube and Pace Gallery, are several of Close’s recent works, including oil painting, mosaic and tapestry, that use new techniques to deal with the relationship between the “real” and the digital.
Pianist Rachel Cheung had been planning to perform Beethoven’s “Rondo for piano and orchestra” in concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic this week, under the baton of maestro Jaap van Zweden. That concert’s now been cancelled due to coronavirus fears, but life must go on, and Rachel is still planning to work with the Philharmonic later in May. She also has several other projects planned, including a new album. She’s here to tell us more.