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Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2023

Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) today announced the names of 30 artists shortlisted as finalists for the second edition of The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, an annual award for contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora. The finalists are: Alioune Diagne, Amy Rusch, Andrew Esiebo, Arébénor Basséne, Cinthia Sifa Mulanga, Dimakatso Mathopa, Esther Mahlangu, Famakan [...]

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in London, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to return to Somerset House with its flagship edition over the course of four days from 13 – 16 October 2022 (Press & VIP Preview on 13 October). 1-54 London 2022 will host 50 international exhibitors across 21 countries, its largest number of countries to date [...]

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Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022

Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from 12 to 16 October in The Regent’s Park, bringing together galleries from 42 countries, to celebrate the creative spirit of the city. Led by Eva Langret, Frieze London will feature over 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries. Frieze Masters, directed by Nathan Clements-Gillespie, will feature over 120 galleries, showing work from ancient [...]

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ROH: Aida – New Production by Director Robert Carsen

Princess Aida has been kidnapped: a valuable prize in a war between Egypt and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the ambitious soldier Radames wrestles with his feelings for her. As they draw closer together, each must make an agonising choice between their loyalty to home, and their love for each other.  In this new production, director Robert Carsen [...]

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Letters Live 2022

Letters Live is back at the Royal Albert Hall for the third time this autumn. Letters Live is an unmissable celebration of the power of literary correspondence. Each show stars a completely different array of world class performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of [...]

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Art Basel Hong Kong – Positive Energy and Strong Sales Prove Ascent of Asian Art Market

After months of online viewing room (OVR) teasers, the anticipation for the hybrid 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong turned into palpable excitement as fairgoers slowly trickled into the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, a local public holiday, for the first of the fair’s VIP entry slots. This time around, after numerous postponements, […]

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Giuseppe Penone The Listener to be the Special Event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition

Giuseppe Penone’s The Listener to be the Special Event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and debut of Vuslat Foundation. The nine-metre-high tree sculpture by the Italian artist will be installed in the Arsenale, inaugurating new foundation for global ‘Generous Listening’ initiative. The Vuslat Foundation is a global initiative that […]

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Robert Carsen & Lise Davidsen Win Top Awards at 2021 Opera Awards

The International Opera Awards have announced its 2021 winners with Teatro Real, Robert Carsen, Lise Davidsen and Javier Camarena taking top awards. The Teatro Real took home the top award for Opera Company of the year. The company was one of the few companies in the world to continue performing throughout the pandemic and produced […]

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Philanthropy In Music: The KT Wong Foundation

Classical Music Magazine caught up with Lady Linda Wong, founder of the KT Wong Foundation, to find out how her organisation is helping musicians make ends meet after the most challenging of years. n 3 May, a brand new production of Handel’s La Resurrezione will air on Sky Arts. It’s been conceived of and financed by Lady […]

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Gramophone Magazine – Handel’s message for the modern world

Handel's message for the modern world Lady Linda Wong DaviesWednesday, April 28, 2021 Why the rarely-heard oratorio La Resurrezione is a perfect project for our times I set up the KT Wong Foundation 13 years ago with the mission of celebrating the very best contemporary art forms of the East and West through collaborative cultural [...]

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Easter 2023: A Look Back at Handel’s La Resurrezione for Sky Arts Presented by the KT Wong Foundation

Handel’s La Resurrezione for Sky Arts Presented by the KT Wong Foundation • Performed by The English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket, with soloists Lucy Crowe, Danielle de Niese, Lawrence Zazzo, Hugo Hymas and Brindley Sherratt  • Presented by Danielle de Niese • Was broadcast on SKY ARTS in May 2021 SKY ARTS and the [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation’s ‘The Goddess’ Screened at the Hong Kong Film Festival

In this silent masterpiece that immortalised the goddess of Chinese cinema, Ruan Lingyu impresses with an exquisitely crafted performance as a single mother driven into prostitution. Beaming with a mother’s joy while seducing with a courtesan’s smile, Ruan pours her soul into this dichotomy of women’s roles. Demonstrating cinematic artistry in startling modernity, director Wu […]

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – 上海交响乐团

Wow! What a stunning performance from Hui He‘s concert last night. She absolutely dazzled the audience with performances of her favourite opera arias, and even included some world premiere arrangements of folk songs in her encore!She was accompanied by a pianist and the East Coast Quartet made up of SSO players, who continue to show […]

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Youth Music Culture Guangdong – Special Event

Announcing the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Special Event – a three part online event on January 30th showing the power of music and community in comforting and sustaining people through the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world – highlighting the value of cultural dialogue and inviting reflection on how man can create harmony with nature.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2021

Gung Xi Fa Cai. The KT Wong Foundation wishes you a happy, healthy and successful Chinese New Year of the Ox.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Mauritanian’

Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie skips cinemas for Amazon release in the UK The Mauritanian will stream from April. The Mauritanian, Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest movie, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video, skipping a cinema release. The movie, which also stars Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, The Serpent’s Tahar Rahim and Big Little Lies’ Shailene Woodley, was […]

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Art festivals know the show must go on

The Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival, an annual event which draws artists from around the globe, has had to adopt massive changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From Jan 7 to Thursday, the festival will bring 42 performances from 24 countries with most of them staged online. With discussions among international artists […]

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Zeitz MOCAA: Waiting For Gebane

Waiting for Gebane is a solo exhibition by the South African artist Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela. Through textiles, embroidery, photography, and painting, it provides a reflective overview of the artist’s practice, serving as an encore to the six-year durational performance of her fictional alter ego, Theodorah Mthetyane. When Theodorah’s husband, Gebane Hlongwane, leaves her in the rural […]

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Yang Fudong: Endless Peaks

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to announce that Yang Fudong’s solo exhibition “Endless Peaks” will open on 8th November at the gallery’s Westbund space. “Huihua dianying” or “Painting as a film”, a concept that Yang Fudong has been developing for years, evolves in this exhibition as the main way to investigate the spiritual landscape of people. […]

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NY Philharmonic Announces Lunar New Year Celebration

The New York Philharmonic announces its annual Lunar New Year celebration, the first in a virtual format, on February 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The free concert broadcast will air on the Philharmonic’s Facebook and YouTube channels and at nyphil.org/lny, and will remain available on demand for two weeks. This year’s Lunar New Year celebration is […]

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