Arts & Culture

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

On The Road: Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum: Exploring the unique Peranakan culture in Southeast Asia Text & Photography by Sylvia Le Dung The Peranakan Museum in Singapore features one of the finest collections of Peranakan objects in the world. Housed in the Old Tao Nan School building at Armenian Street, the museum officially opened on April 25, 2008. The impressive 3-story museum(…)

A Cultural Tour of Kolkata

A Cultural Tour of Kolkata

Kolkata – Cultural Capital of India The city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital city of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. This city, which is located on the banks of the River Hooghly, is home to approximately 14 million inhabitants and is the third largest city in India (in terms of population). Kolkata(…)

Gallery: Searching Journeys by Daido Moriyama

Gallery: Searching Journeys by Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama: Searching Journeys, Simon Lee Gallery “Searching Journeys” is a survey exhibition showcasing the beginnings and later development of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. The exhibition encompasses a rich array of Moriyama’s iconic high contrast, black and white photographs. Moriyama was in Hong Kong last week for the opening reception held at Simon Lee Gallery. Daido Moriyama has had over 100(…)

Exhibition Preview: Urban Renewal, Opera Gallery

Exhibition Preview: Urban Renewal, Opera Gallery

Inspired by global initiatives to ‘Recycle, Renew, and Reinvest’ in the city, the contemporary group exhibition Urban Renewal showcases four international new media artists: Seo Young-Deok, Nick Gentry, Yves Krief and Olivier Dassault. The presented mixed media works integrate technology in art as well as cleverly re- use discarded objects such as industrial chains and floppy disks,(…)

Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection

Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection

“Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection” presents a preview of Hong Kong’s newest multidisciplinary museum for visual culture. The future M+ building will provide over 60,000 square-meter of exhibition space in a prominent site set in the West Kowloon Cultural District overlooking Victoria Harbour.

Alan Chan Launches “Home Away from Home (27)” at Park Hyatt Shanghai

Alan Chan Launches “Home Away from Home (27)” at Park Hyatt Shanghai

Pop-up concept store showcases Chan’s curated collections Renowned Hong Kong designer-artist Alan Chan launched his latest project at Shanghai’s Park Hyatt Hotel on November 27. Over a six-month period, “Home Away from Home (27)” will occupy a 150m2 space on the 86th floor of Park Hyatt Shanghai–one of the highest hotels in the world. Related(…)

KNITerature – Solo Exhibition of Movana Chen

KNITerature – Solo Exhibition of Movana Chen

Hong Kong based artist fuses art and fashion with recycled magazine papers Text and Photography: Sylvia Le Dung While it’s not unprecedented to see clothes made out of paper (legendary Japanese designer Issey Miyake immediately comes to mind), Hong Kong based artist Movana Chen was probably the first one to make clothing out of shredded(…)

Contemporary and Modern Art Galore: Gillman Barracks

Contemporary and Modern Art Galore: Gillman Barracks

The Lion City inches closer to becoming a top art hub in Asia  Words and Photos | Sylvia Le Dung While the 10-minute walk from the Labrador Park MRT station to Gillman Barracks is as uneventful as it gets, the site itself is anything but. The Stylish Gillman Barracks, which opened in September 2012, is(…)