Art

A Surreal Glimpse of Hong Kong – Art Exhibition

  It is Art season here in Hong Kong and we know that Hongkongers are spoilt for choices when it comes to artsy indulgences. This year, Hopaloop decided to take things one by one 🙂 There is real beauty to taking both life and art slowly. We will be featuring a select 5 artists this season encouraging you, our readers to enjoy the rare luxury of appreciating Art for what it really is.  About the artist – Urmila Menon Urmila Menon is a self-taught Indian Artist living in Hong Kong. She is mainly an urban sketcher and owner of the line of custom made home décor products, ColorID. She does her urban sketching through both traditional and digital mediums. As an urban sketcher she captures the surroundings one sketch at a time, on location. She tries and captures memories, feelings an...

Beautiful Bouquets, Floral Arrangements from A Better Florist- Hong Kong

If you are looking for beautiful bouquets, wide range of floral arrangements, then head straight to A Better Florist. When you shop for flowers, make sure that you shop from the best florist possible in Hong Kong. A Better Florist is going to be a breath of fresh air, and a change you’ll love when it comes to florists. There’s no doubt that flowers are beautiful on their own, but when it comes to florists, there aren’t as many florists that can take flower bouquet creation to the next level. They also offer a great customer service and delivery, unlike any other florist in Hong Kong. What’s special about their arrangements? Their central florist is known as the best flower delivery HK has, because their creative flair for arranging is out of this world. Their arrangements are beautif...

“Contemporary” gets a new home in Hong Kong at Tai Kwun

Contemporary gets a new home in Hong Kong at Tai Kwun. The recently opened centre for heritage and arts that piques the interest of every Hongkonger and tourist alike. It is aimed at cultivating knowledge of contemporary art, performance art and the rich history and heritage amongst the communities. The revitalisation project has been led by The Hong Kong Jockey Club in partnership with the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. Tai Kwun is the trading name of the Jockey Club CPS Limited, the not-for-profit operator set up by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to manage the revitalised site. What does Tai Kwun mean? “Tai Kwun” in Chinese means “big station”. This colloquial name was used by police officers and the public to refer to the former Central Police Statio...

Posterized – Poster art and tribute to Hong Kong – PMQ

  Posterized – Poster art and tribute to Hong Kong – PMQ – Creativity and Quirk is on display at the QUBE – PMQ where talented artists showcase the one-of-a-kind poster art as they pay a beautifully apt tribute to the city of Hong Kong. Some pictures from the exhibition and the details: “Posterized” exhibited at the PMQ in Hong Kong is an introduction to the most influential, award-winning contemporary poster artists from Poland – Mieczyslaw Wasilewski, Wladyslaw Pluta, Malgorzata Gurowska and Lex Drewinski, to name but a few. It is a conjunction of various creative personalities: from graphic designers to illustrators and independent artists, whose work focuses around a poster as a medium. As it also was relevant in the 1960s, such unique sha...

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 – In Pictures

A tremendous art wave takes over Hong Kong city and we couldn’t have asked for more. It was an absolute treat for anyone who loves Contemporary art.  Here is Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 – In Pictures for you. What happened at ART BASEL? The 6th edition of Hong Kong Art Basel took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 29 to March 31, 2018. A mind-boggling line-up of prominent galleries and artists transformed the venue into an art ocean. Highlights from the event: Galleries: Art Basel’s 6th edition in Hong Kong featured 248 leading galleries from 32 countries. Insights: Presentations with exceptional historical materials and strong thematic exhibitions by 28 galleries were displayed. Discoveries: Solo shows by emerging artists were showcased and...

Interview- Meet the creator of Ripple: Ayumi Adachi – deTour 2017

Ayumi Adachi is the creator of this masterpiece called ‘Ripple’  She is an artist from Japan who is living in Hong Kong since 1996. She began her art journey in Hong Kong since then and has been a freelance artist for the past ten years. She has displayed her art in various arenas and her solo and group exhibitions have been showcased in Hyogo, Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Her artworks are in the permanent collections of Four Seasons Hotel (HK) and Shangri-La Hotel (HK & Tokyo, China). deTour’s Harmonious Chaos exhibits the artist’s large-scale installation of ‘Ripple’. She says that the installation took her almost a week and building the artwork itself took her more than 2 years. She has plans for shows in Osaka, Japan next year and another show for Hong Kong ne...

Tintin begins his Hong Kong Adventures

  The exhibition by HOCA includes three specially made models of Tintin scenes, including a model of Tintin’s apartment. You can see how Hergé was meticulous with his detailing of signature Tintin cars, from learning about cars for accurately rendering the automobiles of that time. They have aptly tried to recreate the magical world of Tintin and gives us scope for limitless imagination. For exploring more of Tintin’s legacy, the world’s foremost Tintinologist, Michael Farr (Featured in this comic) is invited for lectures on the importance of comic art in contemporary society. In this series, Hopaloop is on a journey with Tintin as he visits Hong Kong, explores his own exhibition by HOCA, meets his creator and begins his adventures in the heart of the city.   Exhibition Details: ...

Interview – Design ninjas weave words at deTour 2017

In the art scheme of things, this cheerful group of architects are on a beautiful journey along with deTour 2017; realising their dreams, one weave at a time. At first glance, the art installation looks exactly like a bamboo scaffolding that you see on one of Hong Kong’s many skyscrapers. The design ninjas, as we would like to call them (the artists – Malina Dabrowska, Jasper Stevens, Martyna Marciniak, Eunice Tsang, Mario Bobbio) say it is a bamboo scaffold with a sound twist – A tapestry that is surrounded with voices, sounds, nostalgia and memories translated into seismograph and machine language that would be a fine, artistic recording of the deTour festival itself. Malina, Jasper and Martyna graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London), Eu...

TinTin meets his creator in Hong Kong

  After showing up at his own exhibition, Tintin disguised himself as someone from the Media in Hong Kong  and is exploring new things about his past life. He finds the exhibition to be all about himself and is astonished at how much people know about him, although he is fictional. And, in this series something special awaits him. Read on!   In the above pictures, you can find Lauren - the curator of HOCA talking about the adventures of the hero of the hour - Tintin! Tintin can’t wait to meet his creator in his own exhibition. Watch this space for more as Tintin continues his adventure in Hong Kong and even tours around iconic Hong Kong spots. Visit the fascinating “World of Tintin” conducted by HOCA at Artistree in association with Musée Hergé. The World of Tintin November...

Exploring Art and Culture in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a very creative city with one of the most creative minds in Asia. You can explore art in the busy streets of Hong Kong. The architecture of the city in itself if art. You can explore the numerous skyscrapers too. Even the walls of the MTR stations in Hong Kong are colourful and artistically done. Alternatively, you can head to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre which is buzzing with activities all through the year. Operas, Symphony Orchestras, Stage Plays, Music concerts, Ballet performances to Buddhist purification practices and Moroccan music, you can find something for everyone here. What is happening in Hong Kong Cultural Centre this Month? Vibrant Africa – Hong Kong The Vibrant Africa Festival is ongoing in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It is showcasing some of the dist...

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