Femininity in ink
To promote women’s voices in the art industry, Alisan Fine Arts features six female contemporary artists at the Women + Ink | China + Hong Kong exhibition in their Central gallery. The showcase contrasts traditional and modern takes on Chinese ink art. Zhang Yirong, Qiao Yuan and Chu Chu represent the talent from the Chinese mainland, with artworks inspired by landscapes, flora and fauna in layers of vivid colors. Accompanying them are Hong Kong artists Cheuk Ka-wai, Hui Hoi-kiu and Ling Pui-sze. While Cheuk’s works explore the traditional Chinese gongbi technique, Hui and Ling venture into the experimental side of ink painting with intricate fans and abstract art respectively. The exhibition also includes Ling’s Warrior 4, a sculpture inspired by the parasitic cordyceps fungus and the shifting natural environment around us.
If you go
Women + Ink | China + Hong Kong
Dates: Until Sept 9
Venue: 21/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
From the Nile’s shores
Performers from Egypt, Turkey and Hong Kong will don colorful clothing and take the stage at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts next week to give the audience a feel of the rich, cultural spirit of Egyptian folklore through song and dance. Showcasing a multitude of performance styles, including belly dancing, each intricate, fluid motion that graces the stage is a celebration of Egyptian folk culture.
If you go
Hong Kong International Egyptian Folklore and Oriental Dance Festival
Dates: Aug 19 and 20, 7:30 pm
Venue: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Drama Theatre), 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
The making of Chungking
Since its construction in 1961, Chungking Mansions has evolved from a residential space to a multipurpose business complex housing shops, restaurants and even small hotels, turning into a hub of multinational exchange in the city. Its history, development and present state will be examined as part of the Chungking Global show at Tai Kwun. A screening of an excerpt from Bo Wang and Pan Lu’s mesmerizing film, Many Undulating Things, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring speakers from the fields of art and architectural history, anthropology and cultural studies. Admission is free with registration.
If you go
Screening and Talk: Chunking Global
Date: Aug 17, 11 am (Part 1), 12:30 pm (Part 2)
Venue: Tai Kwun, 10, Hollywood Road, Central
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