Art

Kaohsiung: a new creative hub in Asia

Posted on April 1, 2013 by Toothpicker

The new and cool Dùa hotel, designed by Koan Design
 
I have been to Taipei many times over the years but I never been to Kaohsiung before, so I was quite looking forward to visiting this city. Being the second largest city in Taiwan, this city has been transformed quite dramatically in recent [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Art, Taiwanese design, Kaohsiung, Design and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, Kaohsiung, Taiwanese design


JCCAC handicraft market & studio visit

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Last weekend, I found out about a handicraft fair at the multi-disciplinary art centre, JCCAC ( Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre) in Shek Kip Mei and decided to pay a visit. I came here with a friend when it first opened in 2008 and it was almost empty with very few working studios [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Hong Kong design, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, architecture, Hong Kong design


Latitude 22N Studio visit

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

Julie and Jesse's Latitude 22N studio in Chai Wan
 
Since the launch of the e-shop over a year ago, I have had many opportunities to meet with different designers around the globe, though I particularly enjoy getting to know the designers I work with. It is not only about building long-term work relationships [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Contemporary craft, Hong Kong design, Designers & artists, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, contemporary crafts


Exhibitions in Kyoto & Tokyo

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

Left: Different exhibitions' leaflets on display; Right: exhibition entry tickets
 
Tokyo is a cultural hub where world-class art, crafts and design exhibitions are constantly taking place. I could spend days visiting museums and galleries when I am there, but on this trip, I only picked out a few due to time constraint.
On the [...]

This post was posted in Tokyo, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Anything Japanese, Japanese art and was tagged with Tokyo, art and design exhibitions


The Bruce Lacey experience

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
 
I have heard of the eccentric British artist Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is not actually in Camden) back in the summer.
The exhibition [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Theatre & performance art, British art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, documentaries, ICA, performance art, Camden Arts Centre


London art fair 2013

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

Main photo: Samara Scott's painted carpet at The Sunday painter gallery
 
I can't say I am a fan of art fairs, unless you know exactly what you are looking for or where to go, it can be an overkill going through aisles of art work, especially when the standards are so varied. After [...]

This post was posted in London, Art, Art fair and was tagged with London, British art, art fairs, London art fair


Fourth plinth

Posted on January 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

Powerless Structures by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset ( February 2012 - present))
 
For those who are unfamiliar with the 'fourth plinth', it is the a plinth in Trafalgar Square ( originally intended for a statue of King William IV) that has stood empty for over 150 years due to insufficient funds. But [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, British art, contemporary, Sculptures and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA, sculptures


Erratum: beyond utility

Posted on December 18, 2012 by Toothpicker

Witty 'glamour and sophistication' at the gallery
 
How would you interpret the term 'dysfunctional luxuries'? At Paradise Row, a gallery behind Oxford Street, an exhibition/ pop-up boutique, Erratum: beyond utility examines what luxury means in the consumption-driven society we live in today.
 

 
London-based artist, Jeremy Hutchison ( with background in advertising) invited factories across [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Shopping, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, shopping


Art of change: New directions from China

Posted on November 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

Try to spot the difference between the main and the bottom left! They are 2 different people... Xu Zhen's "In just a blink of an eye". Bottom right: Yingmei Duan's "Sleeping, in between and patience".
 
In the past decade or so, we often hear about new Chinese art works fetching millions at art [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Chinese art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Chinese art


Art weekend - Shoreditch

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

Keiko Masumoto "motif/ vessel" at ICN gallery
 
My last stop of the art weekend was Shoreditch, the 'current' destination for art, design, music or any kind of creative industry.
At the ICN gallery, young Japanese artist, Keiko Masumoto's ceramics, vessels and potteries are fascinating. Using traditional Japanese motifs and techniques but sculpted and presented [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Exhibitions, Street art & graffiti, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, graffiti/ street art


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