Posts Tagged ‘art’

It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

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.

Sound Art – More than Noise

Sound Art –  More than Noise

In a noisy city like Hong Kong, it is easy to block out the different sounds that make up our auditory experience. Varsity meets a group of artists who are trying to teach Hong Kongers to listen again, and to find the art in sound.

The Art of Protest – Politics Finds Artistic Expression in Hong Kong

The Art of Protest – Politics Finds Artistic Expression in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s colourful protest culture is increasingly infused with artistic elements, just as themes of politics and protest are increasingly expressed in artworks by local artists. Varsity takes a look at Hong Kong’s art of protest.

Art for All

Art for All

Meet a group of young artists, designers and art-lovers who believe art should be down with the people. Hong Kong’s Street Art Movement aims to move art from the rarified world of high-end galleries and into the streets.

The Animated Storyteller

The Animated Storyteller

Home-grown, award-winning animator, John Chan prefers to think of himself as a storyteller who wants to bring cheer and optimism to Hong Kongers.

Big Canvas for a Small-screen Villain

Big Canvas for a Small-screen Villain

Chan Min-leung is a familiar face in TVB dramas – he usually plays villains and unsavoury characters. Here he shows Varsity his other side as a dedicated and accomplished Chinese ink painter.

One best shot: Vincent Yu

One best shot: Vincent Yu

Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong photojournalist Vincent Yu on taking “one best shot” for every story and running his Upper Station Gallery.

All the World’s a Stage – Site-specific Performance in Hong Kong

All the World’s a Stage – Site-specific Performance in Hong Kong

Reporter: Victor Chan As diners sip milk tea and read their newspapers, enjoying a meal in between hectic schedules at a classic Hong Kong-style diner or cha chaan teng, they are suddenly interrupted by shouting at one of the tables. Some of the customers appear to be furiously quarrelling over a family inheritance. If this […]

Pak Sheung-chuen: Everyday Art

Pak Sheung-chuen: Everyday Art

Reporter: Samuel Chan Che-chung Pak Sheung-chuen does not read the way most people do. What first catches the artist’s attention is not the title or the text of the material, but the positioning of the punctuation marks and the white border round the page. This unique reading habit may be a window to explaining some […]