Sunday, January 16, 2022

MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022 Bib Gourmand Selection

MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022 Bib Gourmand Selection Unveiled With 7 New Additions


Michelin is pleased to announce the Bib Gourmand selection of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022, ahead of the release of the full selection on January 19. This year’s selection highlights 59 eateries in Hong Kong, including 7 new additions, as well as 7 establishments in Macau. 

The Bib Gourmand distinction is awarded to venues that offer high-quality food at budget-friendly prices. This means that diners can enjoy a high-quality three-course meal (excluding drinks) for a maximum price of HK$400 in Hong Kong and MOP$400 in Macau. “Our inspectors are delighted to unveil their best value-for-money addresses, which we hope will cater to foodies seeking to indulge in the pleasure of affordable gourmet experiences. 

Our latest selection of Bib Gourmand restaurants celebrates almost 70 eateries spanning more than 20 different styles of cuisine that are reflective of the diversity and deep culinary traditions of Hong Kong and Macau. 

An illustration of local customs and food culture, not only restaurants but also street food eateries have been highlighted by our inspectors, demonstrating quality food is everywhere in Hong Kong and Macau,” commented Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. The full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022, including its Starred restaurants selection, will be announced on January 19. 

Log on to the official Facebook page of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau or the MICHELIN Guide Asia Youtube channel at 3pm Hong Kong time for the video premiere and learn the results first-hand. 

Official website of MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Follow the MICHELIN Star Revelation Ceremony on: The official MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Facebook page The MICHELIN Guide Asia YouTube channel

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH AND A COMPLETE ANGELOPOULOS RETROSPECTIVE

CINE FAN KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LUBITSCH AND A COMPLETE ANGELOPOULOS RETROSPECTIVE.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society will celebrate two legends who have forever transformed cinema: Theo ANGELOPOULOS and Ernst LUBITSCH, in the January/February/March edition of the repertory Cine Fan programme. Paying tribute to the Greek maestro on the 10th anniversary of his passing, An Eternal Odyssey: The Complete Theo Angelopoulos is a full retrospective comprising all 13 of ANGELOPOULOS's feature films and other works, many of them recently restored.
The programme will feature three films that the audience can watch via the CINE FAN ONLINE platform. An epic poet and stylist of the cinema, ANGELOPOULOS navigated distinctive aesthetics of myth and empathy, transposing the audience into a deep exploration and contemplation of exile, displacement, and homecoming.

His historical and political allegories, first introduced in his debut feature, Reconstruction (1970), were brought to the fullest in his epic masterpieces The Travelling Players (1975), Ulysses' Gaze (1995) and his final work, The Dust of Time (2008). ANGELOPOULOS' international reputation reached the pinnacles with Journey to Cythera (1984), winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes; Landscape in the Mist (1988) with which he won Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice; and the Palme d'Or-winning Eternity and a Day (1998).

Besides these award-winning masterpieces, his rarely-seen TV documentary, Athens, Return to the Acropolis (1983), and his debut short film, The Broadcast (1968), are indispensable for a thorough understanding of the last modernist's distinctive vision.

Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the birth of LUBITSCH, Cine Fan will showcase 11 of his features that cement his unsurpassed status for inventing the genre of sophisticated romantic comedies and pioneering film musicals. The Lubitsch Touch, a hallmark adhered to his witty and ironic cinematic style, is hard to define but can be vividly experienced through his works – the style-setting The Marriage Circle (1924), his most acclaimed Trouble in Paradise (1932), and the almost-perfect The Shop Around the Corner (1940).

Renowned for his creative reshaping of actors, the German-born American director brought out Gary COOPER's comedic instincts in Design for Living (1933) and Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938). He also transformed the on-screen personas of Greta GARBO and Marlene DIETRICH in Ninotchka (1939) and Angel (1937). LUBITSCH's far-reaching influence is evident in the two films under The Golden Age section. Frank BORZAGE's Desire (1936) is a fruitful collaboration, combining his melodramatic sensibility with producer LUBITSCH's sophisticated comedy.

On the other hand, Love in the Afternoon (1957) sees Billy WILDER manifest himself as a successor to LUBITSCH, crafting his own touches of subtle, witty slapstick. Inheriting the innovative spirit of the New Greek Cinema is COSTA-GAVRAS, who earned his reputation as a master of political thrillers with Z (1969) and Missing (1982), winning Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and Palme d'Or at Cannes respectively.

Based on real-life events, these two strikingly realistic dramas continue to strike a nerve in a world embroiled in political activism and repression today. The complete programme and screening schedule of Cine Fan's January/February/March edition are now available at https://cinefan.hkiff.org.hk/.

The public can purchase tickets to all in-cinema screenings from URBTIX outlets from 15 December.

Those interested in online viewing can book their CINE FAN ONLINE passes (https://cinefan.hkiff.org.hk/) from 21 January 2022.

High-end Italian French Restaurant A Lux

High-end Italian French Restaurant A Lux Officially landed on Duddell Street, Central in mid-January 2022

High-end Italian French restaurant A Lux will officially open at 13 Duddell Street, Central in mid-January 2022. Headed by Chef Chung, the chef carefully prepares Italian and French delicacies, with attentive service and a relaxed and comfortable environment, and sincerely presents an excellent dining experience to the diners in the city, hoping to bring the traditional taste of Italian and French cuisine. Shining and shining in the market.

The decoration of the restaurant is full of warm and elegant atmosphere, integrated with the gas street lamp outside the restaurant, continuing the bustling and unobtrusive atmosphere of the entire Duddell Street.

A Lux is committed to providing high-level performance in all aspects of food, service and environment, aiming to create unforgettable and happy memories for diners.

Chef Chung, the chef of A Lux, has many years of experience in western cooking. He has served as the head chef at the Grand Mansion and Harlan's Central and Tsim Sha Tsui stores.

He was also invited to the Michelin three-star restaurant Le Petit Nice – Passedatn and the two-star restaurant Le Môle Passedat McCEM observes internship. Chef Chung led a group of young chefs to build A Lux into the city's premier traditional Italian high-end restaurant.

Chef Chung has been obsessed with developing Italian-French cuisine with traditional flavors for many years, and has a diverse international experience; he went to the Michelin restaurant in France for further study, and worked in many prestigious restaurants in the city, hoping to gain The craftsmanship interprets the original taste of traditional Italian and French dishes for diners.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION TO BE REVEALED ON 19 JANUARY 2022

THE 2022 MICHELIN GUIDE HONG KONG & MACAU SELECTION

Michelin is pleased to announce today the annual edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2022 will be released in a virtual award ceremony on 19 JANUARY 2022 at 3:00 pm Hong Kong time. For the second year, it will be digitally live-streamed via MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau's official Facebook page as well as the regional MICHELIN Guide Asia YouTube channel.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, will reveal the restaurants selected in the 14th edition of the Hong Kong and Macau Guide, as well as share some words of hope for chefs and restaurateurs for a promising 2022 after a difficult year. "The restaurant industry in Hong Kong and Macau has once again shown its resiliency and dynamism after a challenging 2021," commented Mr. Poullennec.

In addition to MICHELIN Star restaurants, the event will also announce the Bib Gourmand selection on 12 January 2022, which are awarded to venues that serve good quality and good value cuisine.

The criteria is that the restaurants offer three courses (drinks not included) for a maximum price of 400 Hong Kong dollars (in Hong Kong) or 400 Pataca de Macau (in Macau).

Saturday, January 01, 2022

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central Strengthening the Brand's Connection with the Local Community Empowering Guests to Feel Well and Be Well

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central

lululemon is delighted to announce the opening of its new Queen's Road Central store, the brand's nineth location in the city, deepening the brand's commitment to Hong Kong – as a brand that truly understands the need of the community and accelerate positive change to support its well-being. As lululemon's first street front store in the city, the new store embraces the bustling neighbourhood of Central and connects with guests through its diverse range of products designed to enhance well-being and performance.

Located at the heart of Central, the 3,620 square feet two storey stop connects the financial district and the vibrant lifestyle hub of Hong Kong, bringing lululemon closer to the local community.

lululemon Unveils its First Street Front Store on Queen's Road Central

The transparent shopfront visually connects the store with the lively neighborhood of central, opening it up to all walks of life. Materials such as natural oak wood, terrazzo and white painted finish have been applied in the interior design to create an airy and inviting space. Inspired by the unique history of Pottinger Street, light art was created and will be installed in the shop to celebrate the richness of local culture and heritage.

To pay tribute to ambassadors and professional athletes, the new store features the first Athlete Wall in Hong Kong, which displays photos of five lululemon ambassadors and athletes from around the world, including three Hong Kong representatives – elite runner Ngai Kang, Hong Kong No. 1 tennis player Eudice Chong, and 2-time Olympic swimmer Camille Cheng.

These photographs will be on display alongside the Beach Volleyball uniform of Team Canada and Team USA worn at Olympics, and autographed golf club by Lydia Ko, golfer and two-time Olympic medalist.

Gareth Pope, Senior Vice President, lululemon, Asia Pacific said, "We are excited to launch our first street-front store in Hong Kong on Queen's Road Central. As our ninth location in Hong Kong and 88th store in the region, it underscores the strength of this market and our growth momentum across Asia Pacific. Establishing our presence in this iconic location will bring us even closer to our community, and help us achieve our vision of igniting a community of people to sweat, grow and connect together. We look forward to inspiring more to join our journey of living the Sweatlife."

lululemon stores are hubs for people to connect and sweat together and our store ambassadors are among them who elevate their communities through the power of sweat. lululemon is proud to welcome Andrew Wong, founder of WAZUP Running Club, to the team as the newest brand ambassador. Started running in his late 30s, Andrew completed 12 marathons, became a running coach, and went on to found the WAZUP Running Club where he inspires more people to start running and guides them through the journey. lululemon is excited to be collaborating with Andrew and make a difference in the community.

The new store will continue to offer an extensive range of female and male apparel for all occasions, inspiring our guests to live the "sweatlife" through a variety of activities in the city. From yoga, running, hiking, to high-intensity training and outdoor adventures, our array of franchises blend function and fashion and uses high-performance fabrics, enabling our guests to feel and perform their best. Lab collection is also available in store, designed for urban-dwellers, providing technically-minded and aesthetically- motivated garments for modern life.

As the new store opens during the holiday season, lululemon introduced a range of meticulously crafted items available in seasonal vibrant shades and neutral palettes for our guests to embrace the jolly season in style.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

MOËT & CHANDON IGNITES THE HOLIDAY SEASON

MOËT & CHANDON IGNITES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH JOYOUS EFFERVESCENCE WITH THE OPENING OF ITS POP-UP IN TIMES SQUARE

MOËT & CHANDON IGNITES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH JOYOUS EFFERVESCENCE WITH THE OPENING OF ITS POP-UP IN TIMES SQUARE
Pop up

Moët & Chandon celebrates the thrill of coming together this holiday season with radiant displays of the effervescence of its champagnes. In an exciting new chapter in its long history of generosity and savoir-fête, the House has designed a host of sparkling events around the world that will enrich its legacy of unforgettable celebrations and ring in a blissful season of togetherness. During the year-end festive season, Moët & Chandon is opening a pop-up in Hong Kong Times Square. With the theme of a giant luxury champagne gift box, the pop-up showcases the champagne collection and many photo moments for all to enjoy. From November 27th to January 2nd, customers can discover the world of luxury champagnes decorated with sparkling golden light, and celebrate the beautiful moments of the holiday season. 

THE EFFERVESCENCE EVENTS 

To share the delight of togetherness, Moët & Chandon will host a series of festive events inspired by champagne's effervescence in over 20 cities including Sydney, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Amsterdam, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Mexico City. Bespoke events taking place around the world will create jubilant gatherings in the company of Friends of the House where guests will enjoy a vast program of musical performances, immersive experiences in "eternal effervescence" rooms, transforming moments of togetherness into cheerful celebrations.

MOËT & CHANDON IGNITES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH JOYOUS EFFERVESCENCE WITH THE OPENING OF ITS POP-UP IN TIMES SQUARE

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Weaving Christmas Sparkles at Starstreet Precinct

Weaving Christmas Sparkles at Starstreet Precinct Embrace the Christmas Spirit with Eco-friendly Festive Installations

Weaving Christmas Sparkles at Starstreet Precinct Embrace the Christmas Spirit with Eco-friendly Festive Installations.

This December, Starstreet Precinct is celebrating Christmas with nature in mind. Inspired by the lush greenery and shapes of nature in the neighbourhood, the Christmas installations are handcrafted by rattan woven ribbons that take forms of abstract and larger-than-life Christmas elements. From now till 2 January 2022, follow the meandering rattan ribbons that flow through the Precinct and discover festive surprises and hidden sparkles along the way.

Weaving Christmas Wonderland Committed to building a more sustainable community, Starstreet Precinct partners with AaaM Architects to curate and design eco-friendly Christmas installations that transform the Precinct into a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Rattan is used as the main design element due to its strength and flexibility. What really makes it magical is its self-regenerating characteristic, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable material.

Hysan Place x Hot Toys in the Annual Finale Spider-Man: No Way Home

Hysan Place x Hot Toys in the Annual Finale Spider-Man: No Way Home Exhibition Venture into the Multiverse with Dr. Strange exclusively at Hysan Place

Hysan Place x Hot Toys in the Annual Finale Spider-Man: No Way Home
The highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home by Sony Pictures will be swooping into the big screens in Hong Kong on December 15, 2021, whereby Spider-Man will be revealing his real identity in cinematic history for the first time ever! To ring in the movie debut, Hysan Place has joined arms with collectible manufacturer Hot Toys to present the seasonal “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Event whereby the neighbourhood superhero will open the door to the multiverse with Dr. Strange right here at Lee Gardens Area and exclusively at Hysan Place! 

4 Major Movie Scenes brought right in front of your eyes Hot Toys Pop-Up Store debuts World-First Movie Collectibles & Marvel Figures In the movie, Dr Strange will open the doors to the multiverse for Spider-Man. Out of the big screen, the ex-surgeon’s multiverse doors will transform Hysan Place’s 1/F Atrium into the intergalactic world of MARVEL with scenes straight from “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.

Hysan Place x Hot Toys in the Annual Finale Spider-Man: No Way Home


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Launch of Special Olympics Hong Kong Fans Scheme

Launch of Special Olympics Hong Kong Fans Scheme Promoting Equality in Sports & Social Inclusion through cross-industry collaborations

Launch of Special Olympics Hong Kong Fans Scheme

Special Olympics Hong Kong’s Fans Scheme is officially launched. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Yeung Tak-keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports and saw special guests like Chairperson of Special Olympics Hong Kong, Dr. Evelyn Lam, JP. Established in 1976, Special Olympics Hong Kong has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. With sports as a means of integration into the society, they can nurture their mental wellbeing and share the joy of sports with friends and family. 

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 interlinked global goals as a part of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), number 17 of which is Establishing Partnerships for Goals to encourage cross-sectoral partnerships to make sustainable goals a reality. 

To embrace United Nations’ sustainable goals and to reflect the ethos of “In Sports, Everyone is Equal”, Special Olympics Hong Kong has established the Fans Scheme in hopes to shine a spotlight on athletes with intellectual disabilities through cross-sectorial partnerships with parties including like-minded folk who want to promote social harmony; sponsors; donors; coaches; schools; athletes with intellectual disabilities and their parents; volunteers and more. 

Means may vary but the goal is to establish a meaningful, widespread network to spread the message of social harmony and integration whether through active participation in Special Olympics Hong Kong’s activities or other means of support. The launch ceremony also saw these parties present to commemorate the monumental event. 

Mr. Yeung Tak-keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, praised Special Olympics Hong Kong’s efforts in promoting social integration amongst athletes with intellectual disabilities. 

“Since founding, Special Olympics Hong Kong has offered sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, so to boost their sportsmanship, self-confidence, courage, teamwork and communication skills. Social integration and positive energy are fostered through the sharing of joy with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. I believe that this Fans Scheme can deepen the public’s understanding for athletes with intellectual disabilities and encourage partnerships and communication between different sectors in our city.” 

Dr. Evelyn Lam, JP, Chairperson of Special Olympics Hong Kong, says, “Since inauguration, Special Olympics Hong Kong has been active in promoting social inclusion and providing sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Throughout our 45-year journey, we’ve been blessed with the support and help from different partners and are grateful to see the immense growth in our athletes, who’ve been privileged to join competitions of varying scales whether locally or internationally. The launch of the Fans Scheme will be a milestone in social harmony. You are all invited to join our project and to spread the word to every member of society to aid the growth of our humble family whilst promoting social harmony. 

The launch of Special Olympics Hong Kong Fans Scheme Promoting Sports for All & Social Harmony The first phase of Special Olympics Hong Kong Fans Scheme will focus on promotion and expanding its network. 

To join the Fans Scheme, simply fill in your personal information and pledge to support the promotion of social harmony plus participate in its activities on the webpage (www.hkso.org.hk/fans/choosetoinclude/). 

Successful applicants will receive a Fans Scheme key chain. 

The key chain features a Fans Scheme webpage QR code so participants can spread the word to friends and family. First recruits include athletes with intellectual disabilities and their family members, coaches, partners, sponsors, donors, volunteers and more. The launch is already promising bright futures ahead. 

 Kurtis Jon Siu, Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and golfer of Special Olympics Hong Kong, shared his two-decade-long journey as a Special Olympics athlete as well as his personal transformation after joining the committee. 

“Special Olympics Hong Kong has provided me a platform to grow; it has fulfilled my life whether in sports or in life as a whole. I hope that the debut of the Fans Scheme will offer us even more opportunities to discover our potential.” Special Olympics Hong Kong Athletes Preparing for the Races Wave after Wave of Local Sports Events Special Olympics Hong Kong’s athletes are actively preparing for Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 set to debut on January 2023. For local sport events, Track and Field competitions are set to happen in January and February. Special Olympics Hong Kong also welcomes corporate partnerships to form teams with their athletes for the golf match in March 2022. 

For more information on local sports events, please visit: https://www.hkso.org.hk/admin/upload/activity/20211104110407_File1.pdf

Sunday, December 12, 2021

M+ presents Nalini Malani: Vision in Motion in The Studio


M+

M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District (West Kowloon), announced the opening of Nalini Malani: Vision in Motion, an inaugural presentation in The Studio, one of the museum’s signature venues located at the B2 level, as part of the museum’s grand opening display. Widely recognised as a pioneer of video art and experimental film, Nalini Malani is one of the most prolific cross-disciplinary artists working today. 
She is internationally renowned for her reverse paintings and immersive multimedia installations which often combine personal narrative with motifs from folklore, classical literature, and mythology to reflect on the collective trauma of the disenfranchised. 

Her fantastical and multilayered creations, which are informed by her early experiences as a refugee following the partition of India in 1947, express a resolute commitment to investigating the effects of war, violence, and the repression of women. Malani’s animations and installations, as well as her paintings and performances, feature imagery that feels both personal and universal. 

Vision in Motion brings together three major artworks - Utopia (1969–1976), Remembering Mad Meg (2007–2019), and Can You Hear Me (2018–2020) - showcasing the evolution of her practice over the past fifty years as she embraced new technologies and ways of working. 

The exhibition highlights the artist’s distinctive methods of storytelling, which have the power to transcend the traumas of national divisions and address collective issues of social injustice.

掌舖 x Lalamove 直播: 鞋佬 藍橘子 阿正 12商戶 x 12場直播活動

掌舖 x Lalamove 直播

近年開始盛行網上直播帶貨,由網紅到明星、小企業的商家們在直播間滔滔不絶地推銷,刺激消費欲望,提升下單量。結合社交手機商貿解決方案及多渠道商貿平台的掌舖 Boutir 在雙12期間, 夥拍多位著名直播帶貨網紅,親身示範直播準備工作、技巧及如何與客戶建立關係和信任度,從而激發潛在客戶的購買欲。 

 為協助商戶把握銷售時機,掌舖透過掌賞 Mall下設立掌舖 x Lalamove 12.12 Live ,聯同Lalamove 在雙12 當日下午2時至晚上11時,舉行一連12場直播活動,Lalamove 亦會為其中兩位商戶提供即時送貨服務,以及全場免運費優惠。

是次活動榮幸邀請多位網紅,包括被譽為「香港第一男網紅」鞋佬生活百貨創辦人陳胤華(鞋佬)、網絡作家梁文峯(藍橘子)、香港商業電台叱吒903節目主持黃正誼(阿正),以及第一代邦民女之稱的梁又仟(Crystal),為2位商戶直播帶貨,以及10位商戶親身上陣進行現場直播。 掌舖自今年10月開始,先後舉行多場直播活動,透過示範,向商戶展示如何在掌舖平台上安排直播前的準備,包括人員配置、主播功能、銷售內容、場地控制及策劃,以及最後如何收集數據進行分析及優化建議等。

掌舖商戶更透過Firework 平台,能夠在網站上輕鬆製作、主持和策劃沉浸式短片和直播視頻,讓商戶透過短視頻,建立和擁有自己的客戶群,提升用戶參與度。 Lalamove香港區總經理周嘉健表示:「不少商戶都跟我們反映,物流是營運網店的一大痛點。Lalamove 一直希望為中小型網店提供簡易便利的物流配套,包括存倉發貨、多點配送、預約配送等服務。透過直播活動,掌舖商戶可親身體驗 Lalamove 準時可靠的送貨服務,更讓消費者有機會一嘗『邊直播邊收貨』的無縫消費體驗,助商戶迎戰電商新趨勢。」 

 掌舖市場及銷售總監王津表示:「商戶普遍因為害羞及未能掌握直播技巧而對直播帶貨抱猶豫不決態度,不過隨著中國大陸以至馬來西亞等東南亞地區的觀眾熱衷直播,商戶透過直播帶貨即場銷售方式,即時將資訊傳遞至客戶,當客戶提問時,亦可以馬上回應及即場解決疑問,強化互動性之餘,商戶更可直接看到營銷成效,從而進行精準分析及建立有效營銷策略。

Sunday, November 21, 2021

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+ celebrates its opening ahead of its public launch

M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong, opens to the public on Friday, 12 November 2021 with three weekends of celebratory programmes for everyone to enjoy. The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and M+ today (11 November) invited guests and media to inaugurate this monumental addition to Hong Kong and Asia’s cultural landscape. 

The media preview of M+ was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officiated by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); Wang Songmiao, Secretary-General of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Henry Tang, Chairman of the Board of the WKCDA; John Lee Ka-chiu, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR; Victor Lo, Chairman of the M+ Board; Ronald Arculli, Vice Chairman of the Board of the WKCDA; Caspar Tsui, Secretary for Home Affairs of the HKSAR Government; Betty Fung, Chief Executive Officer of WKCDA; and Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+. Other guests attending the event included members of the WKCDA Board, the M+ Board, the Board of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, committees and panels of the WKCDA, government officials, and other stakeholders. 

Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said, “M+ is the much-anticipated flagship project for the local and international visual arts sector. The museum’s scale is second to none in Asia. It houses and displays visual culture collections from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia and other regions. Looking ahead, we have the grand opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum scheduled for mid-2022, so along with the newly renovated Hong Kong Museum of Art, Victoria Harbour will soon be home to three spectacular world-class museum facilities, paving the way for Hong Kong to become a global landmark for visual art and culture.” 

Henry Tang said, ‘The opening of M+ completes a major milestone in the development of West Kowloon, making a vital contribution to the future of Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading art hubs, and a world-class tourism destination for local, regional, and international visitors. Together with other arts and cultural facilities in the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ will offer visitors an arts and cultural journey with a holistic experience, creating multiple synergies with regional and international cultural partners that will help revitalise Hong Kong’s tourism industry in a post-pandemic world.’ 

Victor Lo said, ‘For many years, M+ has nurtured the careers of artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China through the acquisition of works and by supporting emerging talent through our programme of awards, commissions and displays. We are delighted to open the doors of M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, so that we can build on our role to enrich the lives of this region’s artists, makers, practitioners, and professionals while fostering cultural exchange between Hong Kong and the world.’ 

Suhanya Raffel said, ‘Our vision for M+ is to build a community of learning that encourages empathy, respect, multiple perspectives, and creativity through visual culture for all our audiences to benefit from. By offering an open and welcoming platform with creative learning experiences, M+ is dedicated to creating an active culture that connects people, objects and spaces. It is our hope that the museum inspires the city’s residents and international visitors alike.’ The opening displays feature M+’s pre-eminent collections of visual art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, Greater China, Asia, and beyond. The presentations showcase approximately 1,500 works across thirty-three galleries and other spaces in the museum. 

To inaugurate the new galleries, six exhibitions enable visitors to explore the overarching multidisciplinary and interregional themes and narratives at the heart of the collections M+ has built since 2012: Hong Kong: Here and Beyond (G, Main Hall Gallery) – divided into four chapters, Here, Identities, Places and Beyond, the exhibition captures the city’s transformation and unique visual culture from the 1960s to the present; M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation (level 2, Sigg Galleries) – a chronological survey of the development of contemporary Chinese art from the 1970s through the 2000s drawn from the M+ Sigg Collection; Things, Spaces, Interactions (level 2, East Galleries) – a thematic and chronological exploration of international design and architecture over the last seventy years and their relevance to our lives today; Individuals, Networks, Expressions (level 2, South Galleries) – a narrative of post-war international visual art told from the perspective of Asia; Antony Gormley: Asian Field (level 2, West Gallery) – an expansive installation of tens of thousands of clay figurines created by the world-renowned British sculptor together with 300 villagers from a Guangdong village in five days in 2003, reflecting the country’s vast territory and population; and The Dream of the Museum (level 2, Courtyard Galleries) – a global constellation of conceptual art practices at the heart of M+’s unique Asian context.

Visitors will encounter additional new commissions upon entering the Main Hall by Taiwan’s leading calligraphy artist Tong Yang-Tze, and the Donor Wall Texture, a digital composition of text displayed on an LED screen by acclaimed Japan’s designer Nakamura Yugo. In the Found Space, M+’s subterranean display space for large-scale multidisciplinary works, the first in a dynamic series of installations will present the work of artists Chen Zhen and Danh Vo. 

A new M+ Commission by Haegue Yang features long braids of metal bells that hang from ceilings of different heights. Video highlights from the collection and a ten-part animation How to Build a Museum by Vincent Broquaire are featured on the M+ Facade. Designed by a global team of the world-renowned architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the 65,000-square-metre M+ building is among Hong Kong’s most iconic landmarks, both monumental in its architectural form and radically open in its position in the urban landscape. 

Located on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the architecture consists of a striking terracotta tile-clad tower, featuring a dynamic LED media system on the south facade for the display of M+ content, defining the museum’s place within the urban landscape and contributing to the city’s vibrant night-time environment. To celebrate the opening of the museum, M+ will stage opening programmes for the public across three Fridays and weekends following the launch, featuring special tours, making workshops, sensory experiences, live performances, screenings, and digital engagement. The Grand Stair will screen the documentary Building M+, and host M+ Live Art x Hong Kong Ballet - Five Tiny Dances. A dedicated learning programme will engage families and audiences from different backgrounds and community groups in Hong Kong with the full breadth of its offer as a museum of visual culture. Visitors can explore M+’s collection of moving image works in the Mediatheque, selecting artists’ films and videos to watch, including works related to multimedia artist Nam June Paik. The M+ Cinema, which will be open early next year, is a unique addition to Hong Kong’s art house landscape, comprising a suite of three cinema houses of different capacities. All visitors will enjoy free admission to M+ exhibitions, except for special exhibitions and events, in the first twelve months after the opening date. Special exhibitions and events as well as cinema screenings may require separate paid tickets. For details on M+’s registration arrangements, opening hours and opening programmes, please visit the M+ website.

M+ would like to acknowledge the sponsors of its inaugural exhibitions, including Presenting Sponsors J.P. Morgan and Principal Financial Group, Major Sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies, as well as Supporting Sponsors Chartwell Capital Limited and Hublot. Support for the museum’s learning and community programmes have been provided by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and Sino Group. M+ also acknowledges the General Sponsor of the museum opening, Goldman Sachs, as well as De Ying Foundation which supports a curatorial position. The public is welcome to join M+ Membership and support the development of museum through sponsorship, donations, and patronage. For members and patrons, the M+ Lounge, occupying level 11 of the M+ tower, is not only a comfortable space reserved exclusively to dine, drink and relax, but also a showcase of the Living Collection of Hong Kong-based artist and architect William Lim and his wife Lavina Lim.

For details, please visit the M+ website. M+ members will enjoy greater access to the museum and exclusive privileges. ### Notes to Editors Online presence Website https://mplus.org.hk/ Facebook M+, West Kowloon Cultural District Instagram @mplusmuseum Twitter @mplusmuseum YouTube M Plus WeChat MPlus 博物馆

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

West Bund Art & Design

West Bund Art & Design

West Bund Art Center, Shanghai 11-14 November 2021 Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to participate in the 2021 edition of West Bund Art & Design with a selection of works by Miquel Barceló, Georg Baselitz, Mandy El-Sayegh, Alex Katz, Lee Bul, Jason Martin, Yan Pei-Ming, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Vedova and Erwin Wurm. 

Representing over 60 artists, including many world-renowned names as well as major artist’s estates, Thaddaeus Ropac has five spaces in Europe and operates globally. The gallery has recently expanded to Asia with a new Seoul location opened on 6 October 2021, led by Executive Director Kyu Jin Huang. 

Its continued expansion in Asia reflects the gallery’s commitment to bringing its artists to new audiences and deepening meaningful relationships with artists, collectors and institutions across Asia, in the lead up to major exhibitions which are planned for this coming year and beyond. 

Dawn Zhu, newly appointed Director for Asia comments, ‘We are delighted to return to the West Bund Art & Design, with highlight works by Georg Baselitz, whose solo exhibition is currently on show at our Seoul gallery; Robert Rauschenberg’s late 80s work from one of his most experimental and innovative series; Alex Katz’s portraiture of supermodel Christy Turlington, painted with his iconic line and flat fields of vibrant colours; as well as new works by emerging female artist Mandy El-Sayegh. This is my first art fair after joining the gallery and I look forward to welcoming our clients in person.’ 

Enter Online Viewing Room About Thaddaeus Ropac Specialising in contemporary art and representing over 60 artists, Thaddaeus Ropac supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today with a wide-ranging programme of over 40 exhibitions curated at the five extensive and historic gallery spaces each year. 

Thaddaeus Ropac also represents a number of renowned artist estates and continues to build on their legacy, as well as providing curatorial expertise, acting as consultant to major museums and public institutions and advising private and corporate collections. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery also represents its artists at all major international art fairs. We run our own publishing house, producing catalogues and books to accompany exhibitions, contributing to new scholarship and a wider art-historical discourse by inviting prominent art historians, curators and writers to collaborate. 

Thaddaeus Ropac's galleries, which span a total of 12,000 square meters, are located in London at Ely House, a five-floor listed mansion in Mayfair that was formerly the Bishop of Ely’s London residence; in Paris both in the Marais and an extensive early 20th century ironworks factory in Pantin which was redeveloped to accommodate the display of large-scale artworks; in Salzburg at the Villa Kast, a 19th century townhouse in the Mirabell Garden in the historic city centre, as well as Salzburg Halle, a converted industrial space close to the city centre.

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PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary

PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary with Special Tasting Menu and Instagram Painting Competition

PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary
PICI Joins in Celebrating Kapok's 15th Anniversary

PICI, the beloved neighbourhood Italian pasta bar, joins kapok, Hong Kong's first, homegrown lifestyle select store, in celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Tasting Menu & Shopping Discount

To herald this special milestone, the homegrown brands have collaborated on an exclusive, limited experience - PICI x kapok Tasting Menu.

Available from 1- 30 November for dinner, it features seven signature PICI dishes that reflect kapok's 'future classics' ethos.

The meal begins with a piquant Tuna Tartare, followed by a plate of pure comfort - Homemade Meatballs. Mains are a pasta feast consisting of three PICI fan favourites including the spicy Orecchiete 'Nduja, the fragrant Tagliolini Truffle, and the indulgent Ravioli Carbonara. The meal comes to a sweet finish with a duo of Italian desserts - Tiramisu and Panna Cotta.

All dishes are served for sharing, at HKD290 per person.

Customers who shop at kapok Sun Street from 1 - 30 November are eligible to enjoy the PICI x kapok Tasting Menu for HKD260, with the additional delight of being welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco.

Guests who dine at PICI Wan Chai during the same period are eligible for a 10% discount on their purchases at kapok Sun Street.

Terms & conditions apply.

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Sunday, November 07, 2021

JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING

JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING


JOHNNIE WALKER AND THE CHINESE LIBRARY PRESENT  AN EXCEPTIONAL JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 AND CHESTNUT PAIRING
XR 21

The World’s No. 1 whisky brand* - Johnnie Walker, with one of its exclusive blends John Walker & Sons XR 21, symbolising the rich heritage and legacy that John Walker passed on to his successors since 1820. From November 1 to 30, Johnnie Walker is going to join hands with The Chinese Library, a contemporary regional Chinese restaurant in Tai Kwun, to launch four seasonal dishes which match perfectly with Johnnie Walker & Sons XR 21.

The warmth of the whisky pairs particularly well with chestnuts, and thus The Chinese Library created a quartet of dishes deliciously incorporating chestnuts, allowing diners to personally experience the surprises brought by the extraordinary whisky and the tasty delicacies for autumn and winter to the taste buds. Using an extremely rare three-stage blending method, the creation of John Walker & Sons XR 21 whisky requires unparalleled dedication from the most-skilled craftsmen.

Sharing the same brand values as Johnnie Walker, The Chinese Library meticulously creates innovative dishes with expert craftsmanship celebrating the city’s most favoured Chinese food loved and embraced by the people of Hong Kong. The 21-Year-Old whiskey itself has a slight peat, smoky and chestnut aroma, making it a heavenly match with the smoky roasted chestnuts traditionally found in Hong Kong during the colder months. 

Enjoying the whisky with chestnuts will bring the smoky flavour of the whisky to the next level. Johnnie Walker and The Chinese Library collaboratively launch four seasonal, limited-time chestnut specials that form a perfect match with the remarkable whisky. Creatively prepared by The Chinese Library’s Executive Chef Junno Li Zhen Long through diverse cooking methods, each dish has the option to be paired with a glass of John Walker & Sons XR 21 whisky (a la carte: HK$278 for 50ml). Featuring peerless whiskies and seasonal delicacies, the heavenly-matched pairing is available for a limited time only for lunch and dinner.

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