to be or not to be
that is the question
and answer is coming .
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. - Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.
The first major showcase of Hong Kong contemporary art, both in Hong Kong and internationally, launched yesterday at the China Club.
The ‘Hong Kong Eye’ exhibition will bring together over 50 works by 18 Hong Kong emerging artists, kicking off in a free exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 5 December to 12 January 2013 followed by a Hong Kong exhibition at ArtistTree in TaiKoo Place next year.
Yesterday’s launch was attended by many of the artists exhibiting or included in the programme’s accompanying publication, ‘Hong Kong Eye: Hong Kong Contemporary Art’, which features yet another 100 or so works by 76 artists. It’s a hefty tome pulling together an extensive list of Hong Kong artists going back to pioneers such as Tsang Tsoi-Choi (King Kowlooon), Botao Chen and Tseng Kwong Chi to contemporary emerging and established artists today such as Kacey Wong, Nadim Abbas, Joao Vasco Paiva, Wilson Shieh, Lee Kit, Angela Su and Chow Chun Fai.
I spotted Hong Kong’s colourful Frog King, Angela Su, Nadim Abbas, Adrian Wong, and Joao Vasco Paiva among the gathering as co-curators of the exhibition, Johnson Chang of Hanart TZ Gallery, and Serenella Ciclitira, CEO of Parallel Contemporary Art, introduced the project.
Hong Kong is the third ‘Eye’ initiative following the wildly successful ‘Korean Eye’, and ‘Indonesian Eye’, with more ‘Eyes’ in the making says David Ciclitira, founder of the initiative, including a possible ‘South African Eye’.
Barry Stowe, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, who is the principal sponsor of the programme, says, “There is an incredible amount of creativity and imagination in the Hong Kong marketplace that unfortunately doesn’t get the recognition it deserves”. Attracting over a million visitors during four years at the Saatchi Gallery, the ‘Eye’ programme is now set to shine the spotlight on the city’s homegrown talent, at last.
Published by the enormously respected art publisher, Skira, the book will be available at most bookstores.
‘Hong Kong Eye’ Book Cover
Image courtesy of Sutton PR
Frog King at the Hong Kong Eye launch
Do you know who are they ?
^Those are Famous Hong Kong Artist .
i am in the front row , the fourth on the right hand side . =P
We all participated in a New Book – ‘Hong Kong Eye: Hong Kong Contemporary Art’, which features another 100 or so works by 76 artists.
18 Hong Kong emerging artists will show their work in one of London’s top galleries- Saatchi Gallery. The first ever happen in hong kong !
This free exhibition kicking off at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 5 December to 12 January 2013 .
HongKonger if you re not around London during christmas , you can come to the following Hong Kong exhibition at ArtistTree in TaiKoo Place next year.