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October 2017



Enjoyment Under Trees, 1998
Images courtesy of Asia Society Hong Kong


 

Art and culture

Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling

 

Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s 20th Century Chinese Female Artists Exhibition Series aims to present the diverse achievements of female artists who, according to the organization, remain an under-represented and under-appreciated segment across Chinese communities.

The first exhibition in the series, presented by The Hong Kong Jockey Club, will feature a selection of paintings and calligraphy of artist Fang Zhaoling (1914-2006). It also focuses on how Fang, who was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu and was educated at The University of Manchester, The University of Hong Kong, and Oxford University, played a significant role in the revival of ink painting after chaotic reforms in the mid-century.

“We are very proud to present this major solo exhibition of Fang Zhaoling’s distinguished works. Despite the tremendous talents of female artists in the 20th century, they rarely receive due attention for their creative attainments and influences compared to their male counterparts,” said Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, at the exhibition’s opening ceremony.

 

Date: until 31 December 2017

Venue: Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Website: asiasociety.org/hong-kong

 



Photo courtesy of Paper Moon


 

Dining

Paper Moon: Honest Italian food in TST

Renowned Italian eatery Paper Moon started in 1997, with the founding idea of “providing good value honest Italian cuisine, in a relaxed congenial environment.” It recently opened its first branch in Hong Kong along the iconic Victoria Harbour. Head there for your next business dinner, and enjoy “homey and authentic” Milanese cuisine that promises to use only quality ingredients and the freshest produce.

With its impressive 1.4 tonne Ambrogi pizza oven imported from Italy, expect a truly authentic Italian pizza experience. Signature dishes include pizza porcini e tartufo, seven-weeks aged Black Angus porterhouse steak and Paper Moon tiramisu.

 

Address: Shop OTE 301, 3/F Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Telephone : 2156-2256

Opening hours : 11:30a.m. – 2:30a.m. (Sun -Thu); 11:30a.m. – 3a.m. (Fri- Sat, public holidays)

Website: www.papermoonhk.com

 



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