Art is ageless.
Read a heartwarming article about an outreach programme for the elderly in the London area. Please click here to get to the article on the Guardian website.
An article picked up on Vicky Feng's blog about two non-profits investing in HK art.
Pure Art Foundation gives grants to artists but also has an exhibition venue available.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, runs the prestigious Asian Art Prize and even more importantly - according to us - funds local arts initiatives for kids such as our Make It Better - project. More information about our exciting Make it Better project will follow on our website in the next few weeks.
To read the full article, please click here.
This info will be saved in the Funding section under the Resources tab which you can find on the Navigation bar.
Yesterday we were invited to the opening of Louis Vuitton's pop-up shop to marvel over the latest Kusama creations, all dotted as expected.
The opening was a very well orchestrated event including a talk by Fumio Nanjo (from Mori Art Museum, Japan) at Sotheby's. Fumio has worked very closely with Kusama over the years and it was very refreshing to see how her mental well-being was not glossed over but addressed with the necessary sensitiveness and respect. The exhibition is actually a celebration of an obsession and to be frank these sort of things do not happen a lot so a very approving nod to Louis Vuitton for doing so.
After all was said and done there always remains this one -reoccuring- question. Amy Winehouse allegedly said that she wrote her best songs when she was at her worst.
What is the correlation between mental well-being and exceptional art?
If you want to know more about Kusama, have a look at one of our previous posts Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots.
If you want to know more about the Louis Vuitton's collection and their other pop-up shops around the world, have a look on www.louisvuittonkusama.com.
Lizzie Bee was invited to a guided tour at the ADA exhibition. We were so impressed!
The exhibition still runs until Saturday so go and have a look at JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei.
And if you are liking what you see, some of the works are for sale!
For more information, please go to the ADA website.
On top of Lizzie Bee's wishlist, you can find one of these...a mobile art centre!
Alumnos47 is a local arts nonprofit in New Mexico. Together with the architecture firm PRODUCTORA, they have converted a Freightliner M2 20K truck into a 215 square-foot mobile library with the capacity for 1,500 books on visual art and culture. In the truck they can also host a mix of workshops, seminars, and special events, relying on an interchangeable design to take advantage of every inch of space. The books are stacked on overhead trays to free up the main floor for events which allow a seamless transition from library to cultural center.
Pictures were taken from the Productora website, www.productora-df.com.mx
Cross all Borders is opening its exhibition this Friday 13 July at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, showcasing new visual artists with disabilities. Another great event of Arts with the Disable Association.
More info here www.adahk.org.hk
Art HK is around the corner and so Chai Wan artist community is opening its doors as well.
Go and have a peek at what is really going on in HK. According to CNNGo, it is one of the most active communities in town.
Surely not to be missed.
More information about Art HK, you can find by clicking here.
More info about Chai Wan Mei you can find on their Facebook page by clicking here.
If you would like to read the article of CNNGo, please click here.
In yesterday's edition, the China Daily spent a whole page on a NGO in Nanjing that helps patients with mential illness to recover through engaging their creative talents. Happy to see it got the attention it rightly deserves.
To read the whole article article, please click here.
Next Wednesday is the next edition of the Hong Kong ArtWalk. Every year it is hugely successful and rightly so. From five until midnight, 66 galeries will open their doors and everywhere you can find a nibble and a drink. The ArtWalk is a charity event and proceedings will go to Society for Community Organisation.
Tickets are $450 and you can buy them at several participating galleries. For more information and where to buy the tickets, please visit the website www.hongkongartwalk.com.
Design Network Asia is sponsoring an Art Race through HK. All you need to do is register, download an app for your phone and be at Plum Blossoms Gallery tonight at 6.00pm.
For more info and the app, please click here.
This event is part of Social Media Week in HK, for more info about that go to their website http://socialmediaweek.org/
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb