The Mandela Effect by Henrik Hui
Mandela Effect refers to the phenomenon of a collective misremembering of specific historical facts or events. “The Mandela Effect in Hong Kong” is a conceptual documentary illustrating the evolution of Hong Kong through its past to present and future. The project explores the historical legacy and future socio-development of Hong Kong via photography constructing new landscapes of Hong Kong. Graduated from Master of Fine Art in Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Henrik Hui is a commercial photographer who specializes in food photography and interior photography. He has participated in various projects of hotels, restaurants and hospitality groups which showcase his sophisticated technical prowess. As the photographic medium has been redefined and shaped by new emerging technologies as well as brand new and innovative formats, Henrik has been looking for breakthroughs in this field by experimenting new concepts and proactive approaches and methodology with his photographic work. He has never confined himself to ordinary photography but has been challenging the nature of photography. With Henrik’s creativity, everyday objects and landscape in reality are presented in an intriguing way which is serving as straddle between “real” and “unreal”. He is curious about exploring the boundary between people’s perception and the reality, and thus opening up an imaginary space to provoke audience’s thoughts and discussion on the social-cultural nuances in Hong Kong. Venue: MUSE Gallery, Basement, Hotel Stage, 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan Date: July 26 – August 12, 2018 Free Admission #HotelStage #Muse #HenrikHui #MandelaEffect
Ten Thousand Miles Ahead By Wai Wai
Art Basel and Art@Hotel Stage
It’s that time of the year again! 248 art galleries and organisations from 32 countries including those from Asia Pacific will converge in Art Basel Hong Kong from 29 to 31 March 2018. At Hotel Stage, we will play host to Italian artist Raffaele Cioffi, at our own Muse Gallery, a solo exhibition entitled “Odyssey of Lights”. Born and educated in Milan, Cioffi is a painter of Light. He is a master in expressing his abstract, minimalistic perspective in motifs of light, shades, lines and shadows – all fundamentals of his art language. Cioffi has exhibited widely throughout Italy as well as in Germany and Switzerland. Two of Cioffi’s more recent series: “Sipario” and “Continuum la Mia Ombra” will be on show for the first time solo in Asia, in Muse Gallery. After the grandeur and diversity in Art Basel, art lovers may find Cioffi’s minimalistic abstractions a more-than-unique experience, as his light, colours, lines, shades and shadows become ever more mesmerising in Muse Gallery’s intimate space. Visitors to Muse will also find themselves living and breathing art, in and around Hotel Stage. The rich tapestry of life and the cultural heritage on vivid display in its neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei, from the Tin Hau Temple and Jade market to one of the territory’s oldest police stations and fruit wholesale markets, provide ample feasts for the eye and the soul. Hotel Stage is a mere five-minute walk to the MTR subway on which 3 stops will deliver you to the splendour and imagination in the Galleries, Insights, Discoveries and Encounters at Art Basel Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Book your room directly and enjoy an array of benefits including free, full breakfast at Kitchen Savvy, our restaurant offering European cuisine, and a welcome drink at Muse Wine Bar. “Odyssey of Lights” is open to the public at Muse Gallery between 29 March and 29 April 2018, from 12 noon to 12 midnight daily.
Peter Tse's Watercolour Exhibition
Exhibiting his work at Muse Art Gallery is Peter Tse, a local trained architect and interior and landscape designer, who did not go far for his inspiration. In a series of watercolours, “Impressions of Hong Kong”, Peter has focused on scenes of Hong Kong, old and new, some familiar others intriguing, which appear under three themes: cityscape, ancient customs, and Kowloon Walled City Garden. Come and be mesmerised; fall under the spell of the beauty of Hong Kong through the watercolours of Peter Tse. Open to the public at Muse Art Gallery, 12 noon – 12 midnight daily, until 18 March 2018.
Contemporary Japanese Ceramists Exhibition
Gracing the Muse Gallery is the work of six Japanese ceramists whose tableware of soup bowls, rice bowls, plates, tea cups, teapots, mugs and other food and drink utensils, with or without glaze, fired at a range of temperatures, of different combinations of materials, are displayed Featuring Akihiro Nikaido, Yasuko Hasegawa, Minami Kodama, Chiho Itoh, Tetsuya Ozawa and Keicondo, the exhibition confirms tableware and pottery as an art form, and as with all art, it invites us to reflect and contemplate.
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.
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.
Date: July 15, 2017
Venue: MUSE Art & Books, Basement, Hotel Stage