Art Openings Not to Miss: By Artalk


HKELD is going to start covering Hong Kong's awesome live music and visual art scenes starting this month. We're all too happy to partnering with Artalk to help us share their picks of upcoming art openings that you should take note of!



Artalk is a website and magazine project dedicated to art review. Their focus is not the art, but on themselves and their surroundings. They believe Art is only a medium through which we gain insight about the artist. They believe that art and society are inalienable. Art responds to everyone in the society, regardless of their education, wealth and age. Everyone is entitled to look at art the way they wish to. That’s what they call art for all. To say that an art review contributes to a peaceful world may sound like an exageration. But yes, that’s what they believe. To be considered for a review or a plug, contact them here. Suggestions were made by Kayin@Artalk.


***Artalk's Picks***





Have you ever imagine your “Homes”, your living space, turning into a virtual scene like in a 3D video game, avaialble for your friends to navigate through via a joystick? Tamás Waliczky, a Hungarian Professor at the School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong, virtualized the “Homes” of residents on Tai Ping Street. By re-creating the minute details of the residences, from arrays of bottles in cabinets to towels and toothpaste in the washroom, Waliczky creates wonder in the mundane little things we mindlessly overlook daily. Let’s bring our lives under a new lens!

“Be Water”

Water has a mysterious quality recycled by literary giants and philosophers over and over again. 2000 years ago, Lao Zi taught us to be “kind as water”. Closer to our time, the timeless martial arts master Bruce Lee remaked, “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend,” What have we make of “water” in our time? Perhaps Microwave 2015  “Be Water” has the answer. New media artists have contributed to the narratives around water with means unthinkable to our ancestors – that we can be sure of!

“A fifteen Words Motto for Twenty Years’ Endeavour”

Founded in 1995, Artmatch Group has never ceased to push the limits of the arts. Now comprising of renown local artist Mr Gayload Chan, his friends and students, the group proudly presents the exhibition, showcasing their effort over the past 20 years. Amid the constant changes of our city, it is almost comforting to know recognise the unwavering pursuit of art by the same people.


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