The Works：HK Design Trust's "Play is for the People”, CityU Gallery & in the studio: pianist Zee Zee
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The importance of play and its benefits are scientifically proven in promoting children’s well-being, development and bonding with their parents. But in contemporary societies, factors such as the pressure of education, hurried lifestyle, changed in family structures often reduced parents and children’s playtime. One recent project in a narrow space in Tsuen Wan tried to use design to facilitate the essential elements of play.
As in design, the making of art is not possible without the use of different tools and technologies. And the history of artists collaborating with engineers, architects and other professionals of different fields to realise the artistic visions is a long-established one. On show at the Indra and Harry Banga Gallery at the City University of Hong Kong, “Art Machines” consists of 34 artworks by 25 artists that look at such relationships from the past to present.
Chinese pianist began her musical training in Germany when she was five. She later returned to China and to complete her piano studies at the Shenzhen Arts School. She then went her to continue her further training at the Eastman School of Music and at the Julliard School. In addition to being a concert pianist, she is also passionate about chamber music. Two years ago, she came to Hong Kong to perform at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. And she is back, this time for a recital with Premiere Performances of a programme which is closed to her heart.