Arts & Culture

A Contemporary View of Beijing, Courtesy 798 Art District

A Contemporary View of Beijing, Courtesy 798 Art District

A city like Beijing has so many historical sites it’s easy to get lost in the past.  So this afternoon and evening I made a concentrated effort to get a good look at modern Beijing- at least when it comes to the art world. Several subway stops, a bus ride, and 15 minutes of backtracking(…)

Performance Arts Festival Prepares to Kick Off in Tokyo

Performance Arts Festival Prepares to Kick Off in Tokyo

Performance artists from around the world will gather in Tokyo, Japan later this month during a performance arts festival aimed at sparking discussion about the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. Last year, Festival/Tokyo focused on helping those affected by the tragedy find their voices through art instillations, dance and theatre. This year(…)

Christian Dior to Showcase “Esprit Dior” Exhibition in Beijing

Christian Dior to Showcase “Esprit Dior” Exhibition in Beijing

Embroidered black silk suit, Spring-Summer 2008 Haute Couture collection, Christian Dior by John Galliano. Photo By Patrick Demarchelier Get a taste of Dior at ‘Esprit Dior’ in Beijing It is a well-known fact that China is one of the world’s fastest growing luxury-goods markets. It is no wonder then that leading luxury fashion brands like Louis(…)

HK: Fine Art Asia 2012 & Asia Contemporary Art Show

HK: Fine Art Asia 2012 & Asia Contemporary Art Show

Asia Contemporary Art Show HK “Autumn” by Chang, Suna 2012 Khalifa Gallery, Korea Two Hong Kong Art Fairs to watch out for Hong Kong has evolved into a significant hub for art over the past decade. Galleries from all over the world have been steadily making a beeline for this Special Administrative Region of China,(…)

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012

This Earth of Mankind: Bumi Manusia From October 3 to 7, a group of writers from around the world will gather in Ubud for the ninth annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. The festival is an annual project for the non-profit foundation, Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati and was first developed by Janet De Neefe, who(…)

Leica Akademie Workshops in Singapore

Leica Akademie Workshops in Singapore

Leica Akademie workshops in Singapore Leica, the German manufacturer of digital and analog cameras, is bringing their wildly popular Leica Akademie photography workshops to Singapore. The workshops, which are already trendy throughout North America, are intended for photography enthusiasts to kick their skills up a notch. Run by well-known photographers, the workshops require participants to(…)

HK International Photo Festival to Present Daido Moriyama Exhibition

HK International Photo Festival to Present Daido Moriyama Exhibition

Photo by Daido Moriyama First Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern photography, legendary Japanese photographer, Daido Moriyama is coming to the Hong Kong International Photo Festival for his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Best known for his high contrast, grainy black and white photography depicting(…)

Hermès Presents “The Gift of Time” Exhibition in Singapore

Hermès Presents “The Gift of Time” Exhibition in Singapore

Hermès celebrates Time with Hilton French high-fashion house Hermès is set to show customers just how much it values time at a groundbreaking Singapore exhibition. The historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will play host to “The gift of time,” an artistic showpiece especially designed for the company by American artist Hilton McConnico. The exhibition, which(…)