It was a lovely weekend. We were invited to the launch wedding party hosted by Anarak Photography and Bliss & Buzz. The exciting collaboration of talented partners created inspirational indoor and outdoor wedding arrangement. The resulting atmosphere was phenomenal. It was creative, stylish and tasteful.
Liang Yi Museum When two becomes one, when East meets West
Whether you are a traditional Chinese antique connoisseur, or you are more curious about European history, (even better if your interest falls onto both,) you definitely should not miss out visiting the Liang Yi Museum.
Located on Hollywood Road, a widely known destination for antique/art hunters, the Liang Yi Museum is a non-profit private museum opened in 2014, sprawling over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, across four floors in a 1960s tenement building, showcasing two of the world’s finest collections of antiques. The Liang Yi collection is named after the two daughters of the owner, Mr. Peter Fung Yiu-fai. Museum manager director, Ms. Lynn Fung says, “Celebrating Hong Kong’s role as key trading destination of antiques and preserving cultural heritage and craftsmanship, Liang Yi Museum creates a space where people can view, interact and discuss our past and its relevance to the future.”
Hong Kong Rugby Sevens (HK 7s), one of the biggest tournament events in Hong Kong every year. This year, besides the spectacular atmosphere in the Hong Kong Stadium, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and Hong Kong Tourism Board, the HK Fan Zone created another remarkable event with combining the live entertainments and live action of HK 7s in New Central Harborfront. 50,000 visitors came to enjoy 6 days music, food, drinks as well as all the actions from Hong Kong Stadium were showed on the giant screens in the 36,000 square meter venue.
Flash Mob in Taipei 1600 paper-mache made pandas occupied the Dunhua South Road in Taipei City for half an hour. You will be in surprised when you bumped into these lovely pandas. There were totally 10 flash mob events happened before the final exhibitions.
M+ (WKCD) West Kowloon Cultural District
The M+ building development is in full swing. As part of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture. It spans across different aspects of art, design, and architecture, originated from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond. The museum is scheduled to complete in 2011. Public programmes and exhibitions will be held in stages to publicize the infrastructure.
The first architecture exhibition – “Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection” is brought by the Executive Director, Dr. Lars Nittive and Curator, Aric Chen. The exhibition was first launched in early January in ArtisTree, TaiKoo Place. As the executive Director of WKCD, Dr. Lars Nittive said, “It is not an art museum. It is a museum of visual culture. Architecture is also an important part. This exhibition is telling the public architecture is the central aspects of visual culture.”
At the first extra day (Friday night) of this six-year event, you could check out the event in this soft opening night and be ready for your itinerary on Saturday and Sunday. However, Clockenflap would not give you a break for every single minute. American Rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a post-rock and electronic musician Four Tet and energetic Irish band The Strypes were unveiled a rock night for all the Clockenflappers.
With a warm and sunny Saturday, it was time to enjoy the fun attractions before catching Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, The 1975 and Franz Ferdinandind in the evening. Clockenflap is not only a music festival, but also a destination for family gathering, people to share their culture, art and music and meet new and old friends. For those who love arts and crafts, there were over 80 stalls produced handmade items in Clockenflap Market. Besides, the Art Village was suitable for family to spend a day in there. Kids could enjoy their world with those features, like bouncy castle, face painting, shoes painting, merry-bike-round, stilt walkers, etc. Parents could sneak to the section in Vans - Off the Wall, fathers line-up for the free haircut by 2 barbers, while mothers enjoyed their free nail polish. Meanwhile, some singing and entertaining live performances came across in the open area from time to time. When the sun set down, Harbourflap stage was already jam-packed and waiting the legendary guitarist and king of disco heads - Nile Rodgers and Chic performance. People were start dancing when the music on. Followed by the young and Manchester-based rocker who is the hottest UK’s band currently, unusually attracted a huge crowd of teen girls clustered at the band’s feet. Took a break after these 2 shows and got on your dancing shoes, top international Scotland band Franz Ferdinand were ready to burn the stage. Enormous crowds headed to the Harbour Stage and break the record, nearly 20,000 audiences under the stage. Alex were also singing “Hong Kong is out of control!” This must be the best moment of Clockenflap this year.
After an intensive Saturday night, The Somersby Cider Garden and Bearded Lady Side Show were the best space to relax during the day. Beanbags were placed on the green area and had a sip of apple cider under the wonderful sky. Alternatively, there were some yoga sessions, dance performances, Cantonese opera, DJ sets, acoustic jammers, etc. provided inside a dimmed show tent. Besides, there was a Film Tent showing different short films and documentary. Additionally, the British Council Hong Kong and UK Trade & Investments’ Great Campaign presented a 1929 Hitchcock silent film - “Blackmail” at the Replay stage. Towards to evening, more artists performed on stage, like Copenhagen indie rock/orchestral band - Efterklang, Canadian twin sisters - Tegan & Sara and another Canadian new wave band - Metric. Surprisingly, a French psyche-punk rock band – La Femme caught some audiences at the Your Mum stage. They dressed with the Chinese traditional outfit with their synthetic and hypnotic music. While waiting the final performer - the China’s rock legend, Cui Jian, swing to the cloud playground in the middle of the site. It was an interactive light installations designed by Marc & Chantal who were celebrating their 20th year anniversary. People could experiment the light drawing inside the inflatable cloud. Moreover, not far away the cloud, Silent Disco is returned. It must be another popular and recommended place for all the Clockenflappers.
People were dancing crazy with their headphones which supplied by the official sound sponsor – Sennheiser. “It was a fun experience because the people were outside watching what’s happening and people were underneath the headphones. If you were watching the crowd that they were having fun and dancing like crazy with no sound. People love it!” said Sennheiser’s president, Marc Vincent. Finally, it was a great honoured to have the China’s Godfather of modern rock – Cui Jian for the closing performance. He is one of the influential rockers to the Chinese young generation and society. There was an unexpected cut-off ending at last, but Cui Jian also expressed “We just finished the show in Clockenflap, such a great honor to play in this festival, I hope I can come back!"
Guilherme Kramer‘s Indian ink illustrations burst to life with detailed, vivid faces seen from the streets as well as those from the depths of his imagination. All of his works begin with a black-‐and-‐white aesthetic, and some are energized with strong earthy tones, which are in contrast to the urban landscape, his main source of inspiration.
toof [contemporary] brings Kramer’s Humanhood’ collection to Hong Kong to emphasize the need to pause and reflect on how we see and experience our lives as an individual within the crowd, within the ‘urban theatres’ that arise in our compact living environment.
The thirty main illustrations are curated as a 5-‐part series, named The Journey from Private Life to Public Space, All Eyes and Ears, Those Who Want to be Heard, Overloaded and Homesickness, which follows the emotional phases in Kramer’s work process.
Do you know how many people suffer hunger in the world?
Oxfam Hong Kong and Groundwork Architecture+Urbanism Limited create a project - “ONE-EIGHTH Exhibition” which arise the public awareness of global food problem.
13 artists expressed their impressions through their artworks about global poverty and hunger. The coming exhibition will be held at K.K. Leung Concourse, The University of Hong Kong, 28 Oct – 3 Nov and auction and touring in Macau later on.
Get Inspiration~! Please stay tuned with us for further information on coming Nov issue