Chinese art

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Toothpicker

Blenheim Palace
 
For years, I have wanted to visit the 18th century Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and home of the Dukes of Marlborough; and finally last weekend, my friend and I joined a group to visit this splendid Baroque palace in Oxfordshire. We also managed to see Chinese artist [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Britain, Chinese art, British heritage and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, Chinese art, heritage, Ai Weiwei, Blenheim Palace


Asia Triennial Manchester 2014

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Toothpicker

I visited Manchester once when I was at university when my friends and I drove to the city and spent half a day there. I don't recall much except for traffic jams and gloominess; needless to say, I was not particularly impressed. Yet when I found out about the Asia Triennial Manchester [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Britain, Chinese art, Sound art and was tagged with Chinese art, sound art, Manchester, Art festival


Contemporary Chinese culture at The Floating Cinema

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

It's not an exaggeration to say the 'dilemma' that faces many Londoners is not the lack of entertainment/consumption choices, but the overwhelming of choices available. And when it comes to cultural events, we are just spoiled for choice and it's hard to keep up even if you are subscribed to hundreds of [...]

This post was posted in London, Photography, Talks, Films & documentaries, Art, Transport, Videos & animations, Chinese art and was tagged with London, photography, talks, documentaries, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, The Floating Cinema, animations


Conceptual art exhibitions & performance in London

Posted on July 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

Ai Weiwei's 'Forever'
 
Last month, I visited Lisson Gallery to see the new exhibitions of two renowed contemporary conceptual artists, Ai Weiwei (until 19th July) and Richard Long (just ended).
I have quite mixed feelings towards Ai Weiwei because I often think that his political activism, colourful character and public relations seem to outshine [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Theatre & performance art, Chinese art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Chinese art, Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Richard Long, performance art


Ju Ming - Sculpting the Living World

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Toothpicker

Ju Ming's playful and interactive sculptures outside of the museum
 
Although I have seen some of the internationally renowned Taiwanese artist/ sculptor Ju Ming's distinctive sculptures before, I was not aware of what has achieved until I visited his first retrospective in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong museum of Art [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art, Sculptures and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Ju Ming, sculptures


Hong Kong's new contemporary art scene

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Hong Kong eye exhibition at Artistree; top right: Object Oriented Objects by Justin Wong; Main: Down The Rabbit Hole, "TAXI" says Alice by Amy Cheung Wan Man; Bottom left: Counterpoints & Map by Joao Vasco Paiva; Bottom right: In Search Of Primordial Idiolect IV by Adrian Wong Ho Yin
 
Although Hong [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions


Kaohsiung's Pier-2 art center & 25Togo shop

Posted on April 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Like I mentioned in the previous blog entry, in recent years, Kaohsiung's city government has been investing a lot of money and effort aiming to turn Kaohsiung into a more competitive and livable city, and one of the city's biggest project was the development of an old pier full of abandoned warehouses.
Similar [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Taiwanese design, Kaohsiung, Design, Chinese art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, Kaohsiung, Taiwanese design, 25Togo


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


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


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