The Works：Art project "Hi! Flora, Fauna", "Déjà Vu" @ Sin Sin Fine Art & in the studio: Chiyan Wong
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Since 1871, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is home to century-old historic monuments, old trees, exotic flora and also endangered species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Currently, it is also a setting for 17 artists and artist groups to tell stories about humans and nature.
The déjà vu feeling of familiarity, of experiencing what one has already before is the title of a group exhibition of Indonesian artists at Sin Sin Fine Art. The three artists Anusapati, M.Irfan and Putu Sutawijaya explore themes such as nature, structure and the human body to talk about humanity, the effects of urbanisation and human emotions.
On earlier visits to The Works studio pianist Chiyan Wong has talked to us about his passion for transcribing and editing the music of such composers as Liszt and Busoni. For him, classical music is not set in stone but can be transformed by each player or interpreter. Chiyan is back in Hong Kong for concerts with Premiere Performances, and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Earlier this week, he came to our studio to tell us more.