In the Show – 13th March 2012

“Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art”

PictureLocated in the heart of Admiralty, the former British Explosives Magazine Compound was built in the mid-19th century to store explosives. It consists of four military buildings, three of which are Grade 1 historical structures. The site’s been unused since the 1980s. Now it’s been given a new lease of life. After seven years of building and $400 million dollars of investment, the heritage site has been restored and has become the Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine. It now houses the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre. Last month, the centre opened with an inaugural exhibition, “Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art”.

PictureMovie Review – “A Separation”

Iranian film “A Separation”, won the Academy Award for best Foreign Language film this year. It’s the story of what happens when a husband and wife separate in the lead up to a divorce. The husband hires another woman to take care of his Alzheimer’s suffering father, and she – being devoutly religious and pregnant – does not want to tell her husband. And that’s where the problems begin. Gary Pollard reviews it.

PictureGu Wenda In Hong Kong

Gu Wenda was born in Shanghai in 1955. He now lives and works mostly in New York City although he also maintains studios in Shanghai and Xi’an in China. He’s known for his works that focus on traditional Chinese calligraphy and poetry, sometimes using symbols with no literal meaning. He’s also known for his tendency to use human body materials in his work. Including human hair.

PictureClarinet and Piano from Johnny Fong and Jacqueline Li.

In our studio we have clarinet music from Johnny Fong and pianist Jacqueline Li. Johnny plays Principal Clarinet for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. It’s a mission for him to introduce listeners to the instrument that’s sometimes called “the spellbinder in the orchestra”. On Sunday he’s giving a concert at Shatin Town Hall.


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