Tag Archives: 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


Paris Asiatique

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

Musée Guimet
 
Aside from the Japanese gardens in Albert Kahn's museum and gardens, there are many other places in Paris for Asian culture enthusiasts because the French have always had a passion/interest in Asian arts and culture, much more so than the English. Although London is a multicultural city with many great [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Paris, Buddhism & meditation, Art, Anything Japanese, Gardens & parks, Asian art and was tagged with paris, Chinese art, gardens, Japanese art, Asian art, Buddhist art


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


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


Chinese design now

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Toothpicker

King - Chair No.53 by Shao Fan at Chinese design today, Themes & Variations

 
Chinese art and design seem to be the talk of town in London lately... not only there is the contemporary art exhibition at Hayward Gallery, there is also a major selling exhibition of contemporary Chinese design at Themes [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Talks, Chinese design, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, talks, Chinese art


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


Song Dong's 'Waste not' exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

The problem with London is that there are too many cultural activities going on all the time, so it's hard to keep up sometimes. I almost missed the mesmorizing 'Waste not' exhibition by Chinese artist, Song Dong at the Barbican Centre, it was luckily that I managed to catch it at the [...]

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


Hong Kong International Art fair 2012

Posted on May 26, 2012 by Toothpicker

Nishino Kozo's 'Memory of the Sky'
 

 
Originally, I wasn't planning to go to the Hong Kong International Art Fair, but thanks to my brother who got free access to the show and other related events, I took the opportunity to see what the fuss was all about.
Art HK started in 2007, which was [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Travel, Art, Art fair and was tagged with Hong Kong, Chinese art, art fairs


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