In the Show – 14th December 2010

Tommy Li Retrospective

If you live in Hong Kong you have probably seen many logos designed by Tommy Li who is known as “The Brand Doctor” in the design industry. A renowned graphic designer, he has won over 550 awards. He has worked with international brands in China, Japan and the United States. Now showing at Artistree in Taikoo Place, “Visual Dialogue” is a retrospective of Li’s work over the past 20 years.

Movie Review – “The Town”

A caption at the beginning of Ben Affleck’s movie “The Town” tells us that one area of Boston, called Charlestown, is famous for producing more bank robbers and armoured-car robbers than any other part of North America. It also informs us that there are over 300 bank robberies in the city every year. The film opens with four of these robbers, including Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck himself), and his best friend James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner) pulling of a tense bank job. It’s well planned. But the gang does not find it necessary to take one female bank manager hostage, and there the complications begin. Gary Pollard tells us more.

Exhibition – “Touching Art”

Suppose you went to a major art gallery. Maybe the Louvre. Maybe the Uffizi Gallery. Or maybe even Hong Kong’s Museum of Art. You walk around. Look at the paintings and sculptures. And then put your hand out to get a good feel of, say, the Mona Lisa. Or Rodin’s famous sculpture The Kiss. Well, you’d probably find yourself on the street, if not in handcuffs, pretty fast. But on show in Hong Kong right now is “Touching Art” an exhibition from the Louvre that actually invites you to touch works of art … or at least accurate replicas.

In the Studio Wong Ka-Lap on Cello and Lai Bo-ling on piano

On Sunday, young cello virtuoso, Wong Ka-lap will be giving his first cello recital will at the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. He’ll be performing with pianist Lai Bo-ling. Well, both of them are in the studio this week to give us a preview of that performance.

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