Arts & Culture

Suh Se Ok Masterpieces On Exhibit In MMCA Deoksugung, South Korea

Suh Se Ok Masterpieces On Exhibit In MMCA Deoksugung, South Korea

South Korean art lovers, painting enthusiasts and students of the arts will be glad to know that one of the country’s most prolific and influential artists, Suh Se Ok is having some one hundred of his donated works on exhibit at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Deoksugung Palace. This will continue(…)

Ichiru: Kimono History in the Making

Ichiru: Kimono History in the Making

There is something beautifully idyllic about the hammering and brushing noises from Mr Makita’s workshop, deep inside the backstreets of Downtown Tokyo. The early-Show era this may no longer be, but an early-Showa era business this most definitely is. Welcome to Ichiru, a kimono shop that is truly one of a kind. Until recently, Ichiru(…)

Gallery: Insadong – Seoul’s Art and Antique District

Gallery: Insadong – Seoul’s Art and Antique District

By Sylvia Le Dung The charming area of Insadong which is colloquially referred to as ‘Mary’s Alley’ is home to the art and antique market of Seoul. Located here are many art galleries, antique shops, calligraphy shops, quaint tea houses and coffee shops. Also located within the Insadong area are a multitude of restaurants that(…)

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Showcases Frank Gehry Exhibition in Beijing

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Showcases Frank Gehry Exhibition in Beijing

On October 27, 2014, La Fondation Louis Vuitton had its grand public opening in Paris. For this city of Art and dreams, this was an exhilarating occasion, an excitingly new cultural milestone for it to have a venue dedicated to art, particularly contemporary art. But above all else, there was now a place for meaningful(…)

The Wait is Over; CAVALIA Opens in Hong Kong

The Wait is Over; CAVALIA Opens in Hong Kong

Unless you‘ve been living in a cave in Hong Kong, you might have noticed that CAVALIA is all the rage now in the city’s entertainment scene. The internationally acclaimed theatrical production from Canada has been generating a lot of buzz in the city. Ticket of the show is the hottest thing right now, with 45,000 being sold already. Now extended to May 10 to accommodate overwhelming(…)

Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner

Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner

Photos by Sylvia Le Dung Austrian female painter Xenia Hausner is having her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. “Look Left Look Right: Solo exhibition of Xenia Hausner” showcases large-scale paintings executed on outsized canvases or spread across multiple panels. The exhibit features portraits of females inspired by the artist’s past journeys in Hong Kong and Asia. Cinematic(…)

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

PMQ; Hong Kong’s New Design Hub

Text & Photos by Sylvia Le Dung I took a stroll through PMQ in Aberdeen Street, Central over the weekend. Opened since April, PMQ is the city’s new design hub and home to more than 130 design studios and shops. Tenants include fashion designer Vivienne Tam and lifestyle brand G.O.D.; as well as up and coming local art and design(…)