SPARKLE! ROOM FOR A BOOK (until 2nd January 2018)
The "Sparkle! Room for a Book" exhibition runs from 6th October 2017 until 2nd January 2018 at Oi! in North Point. The third exhibition of the "Sparkle!" series organised by Oi!, "Sparkle! Room for a Book" showcases five books themed around the topic "home". Using an artistic visualisation and interdisciplinary approach spread over different sessions, the exhibition allows visitors to enjoy an unprecedented reading and viewing experience.
Inspired by the "one book, one space" concept, project curator Tang Siu-wa invited five Hong Kong authors, namely Hon Lai-chu, Dorothy Tse, Cally Yu, Him Lo and Ho Sin-tung, to create five new books exploring the meaning of "home" from different perspectives. The exhibition consists of five consecutive sessions, each of which focuses on one of the five books. Artistic visualisation is used to present the literature in a way that liberates visitors from a traditional reading medium. The authors and exhibition periods are:
October 6th to 22nd: Exhibition of Hon Lai-chu
October 24th to November 12th: Exhibition of Dorothy Tse
November 14th to December 3rd: Exhibition of Cally Yu
December 5th to 18th: Exhibition of Him Lo
December 20th to January 2nd of next year: Exhibition of Ho Sin-tung
The third exhibition of the “Sparkle!” series organised by Oi!, "Sparkle! Room for a Book" showcases five books themed around the topic "home".
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For the "Sparkle!" exhibition series eight local curators, namely Movana Chen, Enoch Cheng, Tang Siu-wa, Jeff Leung, Solomon Yu, Yentl Tong, Sara Wong and Leung Po-shan have been invited to use Oi! as a platform to plan and stage exhibitions and other events that reveal the artistic qualities of the young generation. Focusing on the relationship between art and contemporary living, the artists reflect on pressing issues in life and society using various means of artistic expression. Eight projects under the series will be presented at Oi! during the year 2017-18.
Oi! is located at 12 Oil Street, North Point. It is open from 10am to 8pm daily except on Mondays, when it is open from 2pm to 10pm (open from 10am to 8pm on Mondays which fall on a public holiday). Admission is free.
THE STARS, THE SILVER SCREEN AND THE QIPAO (until 1st January 2018)
A daily wear of women in bygone days, qipao has become a distinctive kind of costume in cinema. The exhibition "The Stars, the Silver Screen and the Qipao", organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is being held at the Exhibition Hall of the HKFA from 1st September 2017 until 1st January 2018. The exhibition showcases 24 pieces qipao dresses featured in movies of different eras, which are presented to visitors in their dazzling glamour. The exhibition, taking visitors on a cultural journey through time, comprises five thematic zones, namely "Women in Wartime", "Modern Girls", "Stars on the Stage", "Wife Life" and "Souls in the Shadows". On display are qipao costumes that appeared in movies from the 1940s to the 2000s and were worn by actresses including Bai Guang in "Blood Will Tell" (1949), Zhou Xuan in "The Flower Street" (1950), Linda Lin Dai in "The Orphan Girl" (1956), Hsia Moon in "Sunrise" (1956), Li Xianglan in "An Unforgettable Night" (1958), Anita Mui in "Kawashima Yoshiko" (1990), Maggie Cheung in "Centre Stage" (1992) and "The Soong Sisters" (1997), Joey Wong and Miyazawa Rie in "Peony Pavilion" (2001). In addition, specially edited film clips will be screened at the venue, allowing visitors to admire the charm of the qipao-wearing stars.