Posts Tagged ‘art’
Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.
Hong Kong has a long tradition of poking fun at society through satire; now political satire is everywhere in light of events like Occupy Central and Hong Kong’s fraught relations with China, to the point where a spoof awards show can pack Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
More and more private museums have opened in Hong Kong in recent years. Unlike public museums, many of them showcase very specific interests. In a tiny place like Hong Kong, you can find museums featuring toys, furniture, camera equipment and even fans.
Although people type or text instead of writing things out by hand, the community of people taking up calligraphy in Hong Kong is slowly growing.
A space in Sheung Shui hosts workshops for people who want to ditch city life for a while and get hands on with nature by making pottery from actual soil.
Time stands still in Sammy Photo Studio in Yau Ma Tei, where photographer Lam Kwok-shing has spent decades capturing precious family moments on film for generations of customers.
While the sheer volume and creativity of the art and visual culture of the recent Umbrella Movement is unprecedented in Hong Kong’s history, the territory does have a history of protest and protest culture. Varsity takes a look at how protest objects and their collection have changed over the years.
In the age of the ubiquitous smartphone and digital camera, Varsity meets the artists who prefer to capture urban scenes using non-digital means.
Illustrator Andy Leung Ka-chun, or “Angryangry” as he calls himself, draws on local development and conservation, and conflicts between mainland China and Hong Kong for his works. But as he explains to Varsity, his illustrations are not just a way to vent his anger towards social injustice, he also wants to arouse people’s identification with their city.
Mention concerts in Hong Kong and most people think of glitzy shows by Cantopop stars in venues like the Hong Kong Coliseum. But in recent years, the territory has been playing host to a very different kind of music event. An increasing number of outdoor music festivals are attracting big name international headliners and showcasing local indie talent and changing the way Hong Kongers experience live music.