Category Archives : Art & Music

MUSIC – First Acts Revealed for Clockenflap 2014 – Nov 28th-30th

Chvrches, The Vaccines, Reggie Watts and Tenacious D will be amongst the headliners at this year’s Clockenflap Festival. The annual music and arts festival will again be held at West Kowloon Cultural District.

Chvrches a Scottish electronic band (below) will play alongside Tenacious D, an American rock comedy duo and English indie outfit, The Vaccines.

EVENT – Hong Kong’s First Contemporary Miniature Art Exhibition

Miniature art has a long history spanning a vast geographic area, from 13th century court paintings in Persia, to 15th century monastic manuscripts in France, to pocket portraits in the Elizabethan era. This September, Hong Kong artists will be reviving the art form with a more contemporary perspective.

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‘Closer‘ is Hong Kong’s first miniature art exhibition. Each artist is restricted to a canvas measuring only 2” x 3” or 4” x 4”.

NEWS – Artist Found Unconscious in Bathroom Will ‘Not Pursue’ the Matter

An outspoken, visiting artist who was discovered unconscious in a City University toilet, has said he will not pursue the matter. Through his Facebook account, Lee Wen said “I found my face bloodied and four bumps on my head… I had a concussion and did not know if there was any assault or not and I do not wish to pursue the matter as there is no evidence.” Click here for yesterday’s story.

Lee Wen, a visiting artist from Singapore

Lee Wen upon release from Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital yesterday.

Lee Wen’s friend Chan San-mu, also an artist, told the SCMP that “He was attacked before he had a chance to see what [the perpetrator] looked like”.

ART – Highlights from Chai Wan Mei Festival 2014

Chai Wan Mei is a local design festival and introduction to the hidden creative community in Chai Wan’s industrial buildings. [NSFW image below].

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

There are book sellers, fashion designers and cafes open year-round, but – this week – studios across the area open their doors to the public.

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

This year’s festival includes works from Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 winner Adrian Wong…

ART – Highlights from Art Basel 2014, Part 1 of 2 1

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Below are some favourites from Hall 1 of the Art Basel exhibition in Wanchai. Click here for Part 2. Click here for more details on the annual international art event, or here for a full guide to Art Week 2014.

There are six exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent, with added emphasis this year on local artists.

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai.