You could be forgiven for thinking that property developers rule Hong Kong. New developments often remove much of what makes an area interesting in the first place. The non-profit art organization Wooferten is currently examining ways for one area, Yau Ma Tei, to defend its own identity from developers in the Yaumatei Self-Rescue Project and Demonstration Exhibition.
Movie Review – “Shame”
British film director Steve McQueen began his career as a video artist, making short videos for art galleries. He even wn the Turner Prize within just five years of leaving art school. With his movies “Hunger” and now “Shame” he has entered more mainstream cinema. “Shame”, which is showing at local cinemas this week, starts Michael Fassbender as a man who is a sex addict, and Carey Mulligan as the sister who intrudes herself into his domestic arrangements. Gary Pollard reviews it.
Comix and the City
The comic book illustrator can create whole worlds. He or she can also create fantasy characters that could exist anywhere in the universe, or might not exist at all except in the imagination. But at the Hong Kong Arts Centre right now the exhibition “Comix & The City” is showing just how much comic book creators draw on, and love, their own city.
In the Studio – Pianist Javier Perianes
On Thursday Spanish pianist Javier Perianes is performing at City Hall. Born in 1978, Javier is already considered one of Spain’s most exciting young artists, and has been called “the poet of the piano. He’s with us in the studio to talk about the concert, and to play Manuel de Falla’s “Andaluz”.