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October 2017

Shortcuts

Who knows what art is, we say.  Four contemporary Polish artists, Agnieszka Mori, Rafał Górczyński, Maciej Kurak and Szymon Szymankiewicz, each using a different medium from prints and water colours to posters and three-dimensional objects, try to convince us that they do.  Art, to them, represents visual ways of conveying the artist’s ideas and values, his/her reflections on the life and times that we live in.  Suggestions, associations and the play with common sense are the crucial elements of  their artistic strategy. “Shortcuts” opens now at Muse Gallery in the basement of Hotel Stage and runs until Nov 5th, 2017, between 12 pm to midnight daily.  Come join us and let art connect us with the interior world of these accomplished artists.  




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August 2017

Law Hon-Wah Ceramics Exhibition

In the same spirit exhibited in his previous work, “Phantom of the Sea”, local ceramicist Law Hon-Wah follows up with “Ocean Deep”, an impressive multi-media ceramic art installation that calls to the better angels in all of us to protect our marine ecology. Featuring marine creatures from the blue whale to hermit crabs and jelly fish, Law’s “Ocean Deep” ceramics exhibition is open to the public from 3 August to 10 September, 2017 at The Muse, in the basement of Hotel Stage, between 12 noon and midnight daily.




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July 2017

Book Sharing

Date: July 15, 2017
Time: 14:00
Venue: MUSE Art & Books, Basement, Hotel Stage




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April 2017

Haze

The Muse, our dynamic community event space, is now hosting a group exhibition entitled “Haze” which features the work of three local artists, Kwong Manchun, Joyce Lung and Angela Yuen, who portray their memories of Hong Kong amid the perspectives they have gained of Beijing after a period of residency in the capital city.

Kwong Manchun's two oils on canvas are inspired by memories of his childhood growing up in a partitioned cubicle in a tenement building in Sham Shui Po. There are amazing details in the work, from the opaque glass window with its lattice pattern to the mosaic tiled floor, the young artist combined images from Hong Kong of a bygone era in his search for identity.

Joyce Lung was only 13 when she went to Beijing to chase a dream: to become a professional dancer. But reality soon set in and she returned to Hong Kong to continue her regular studies and eventually a career path. The memories of that experience stayed with her for a long time, and she has now turned them into ceramics and porcelain figurines, depicting the harsh training she went through, all the twisting and bending she had to do with her body.

Angela Yuen, one of the three artists who was sponsored by Red Gate Gallery for an artist-in-residence programme in Beijing, is mostly interested in paying homage to the Hong Kong’s industrious spirit and can-do attitude. One of the multi-media installations in “Haze” features plastic toys, examples of Hong Kong as a centre of manufacture and industry in its heyday. Another of her works portrays the urban sprawl of China’s capital city, as the ring roads keep spreading and growing farther and farther out.

“Haze” is running now at The Muse until 23 April 2017 from 12 noon to midnight daily.




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August 2017

Kim Chan-il solo exhibition - LINE

Date: Aug 20 - Sep 23, 2016
Time: 4pm - midnight
Venue: MUSE, Basement, Hotel Stage

Acclaimed Korean artist Kim Chan-il will be exhibiting new works at The Muse. This solo exhibition will feature some of Kim’s latest three-dimensional artworks and art critics have described his series as somewhere between sculpture and painting – whatever it is, come and see for yourself – it’s hard not to get lost in the beauty of such stunningly intricate works.




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