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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Poverty in the Midst of Plenty exhibition

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Even though Hong Kong is one of wealthiest cities in the world, the gap between the rich and the poor is also widening significantly over the last twenty years. Income equality is now among the worst in the world and poverty is an issue that can no longer be neglected.
 

Chan Wai Kwong's [...]

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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 [...]

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Imminent Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Toothpicker

20/30/40 - Designing our tomorrow talk at Asia Society
 
Hong Kong's design industry has often been overlooked and shadowed by its neighbouring cities, but in recent years, more local designers and their efforts have been recognised at home and abroad. Currently there is a design exhibition, Imminent Domain: Designing the Life of Tomorrow [...]

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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 [...]

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Water for Thought: Life-changing design

Posted on February 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

Roca London Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

 
Not long ago, I attended the preview of Water for Thought: Life-changing design at Roca London Gallery. The exhibition is curated by London-based Spanish designer, Hector Serrano for the We Are Water Foundation, an initiative of Roca which aims to generate awareness and address the [...]

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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 [...]

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Photography exhibitions in London

Posted on January 26, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Saving the desperate 'bride' by Li Yang, 3rd prize singles ( spot news) at World Press photo 2012
 
In the past few months, I have been busy visiting various photography exhibitions all over London. Finally, I feel that photography is being more 'recognised' as an art form, and it's great to see so [...]

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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 [...]

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