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Zhang Huan – The first Chinese artist’s solo exhibition at the Hermitage

After nearly two years of curation and preparation, "Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History” solo exhibition was finally unveiled in the Nicholas Hall of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and now is officially open to the public. Thank you very much all my friends who have sponsored and supported the exhibition. Image: Courtesy [...]

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In the Ashes of History – The exhibition celebrates Zhang Huan as the first Chinese contemporary artist to open a solo exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum

In the Ashes of History, co-curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, Anastasia Veialko, and Wu Hung. The exhibition celebrates Zhang Huan as the first Chinese contemporary artist to open a solo exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg — one of the most prestigious museums in the world. The show highlights Zhang Huan’s consistent use [...]

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Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History – Hermitage Museum

The internationally renowned Chinese artist Zhang Huan has created a series of works inspired by the events of the pandemic. Entitled "Love," the new series has been created specially for the exhibition Zhang Huan: In the Ashes of History which will open at the State Hermitage by the end of 2020. The exhibition was originally due to open at the [...]

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New dance film celebrates William Kentridge works!

In a world first, a new short dance film created by Cape Town City Ballet and Norval Foundation honours internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge. In an imaginative marrying of ballet and sculpture, the online film is inspired by and set against a stage of Kentridge’s Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture exhibition. Presented by Norval Foundation, [...]

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“The Beauty of Living Wealth” exhibition from Sichuan Province

Here’s more from the excellent the "The beauty of Living Wealth" exhibition from Sichuan province, and today it’s the beauty of clothes. The formation and development of Tibetan clothing is deeply affected by natural conditions, modes of working and cultural exchanges. Across the different Tibetan regions there is variation in materials and production processes, with [...]

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The Music in the Summer Air Festival Proves Show Must Go On

The 11th Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival — themed “Reunion” — will return to the Shanghai Symphony Hall and Shanghai Urban Music Lawn on July 20.  With performances every day through July 29, the festival’s program will cover a rich musical spectrum, from classic masterpieces by Beethoven and Stravinsky to reinvented and new […]

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Robert Carsen’s Interview – Reflecting On A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, produced by the Festival d’Aix in 2015, and directed by Robert Carsen will be shown on Arte Concertfr! The stage director Robert Carsen reflects on this time to give you an exclusive view into his vision of the opera, its interpretation and a backstage view of the production of [...]

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Oscar-Winning The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

Morricone is best known for his infamous melodies from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, and won an Academy Award for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight back in 2016, after garnering five previous nominations and an Honorary Award in 2007 that recognized his [...]

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Happy Birthday to Maestro Long Yu

A very happy birthday to our dear friend Maestro Long Yu Photograph by Pan Shiyi 潘石屹 Long Yu, the distinguished Chinese conductor with an extensive international reputation, is the Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. He is [...]

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NT Live Catalogue is Open and Streaming World-Class Theatre

Right now the National Theatre is closed and facing a devastating impact from Coronavirus. The doors may be closed, but the NT Live catalogue is now open and streaming world-class theatre to you and families around the world, every week, for free. We know that this is a difficult time for many of us, but if [...]

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Long Yu Conducts Richard Strauss & Beethoven

An Ode to Life: Long Yu Conducts Richard Strauss and Beethoven - Maestro Long Yu. First return with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra tonight! Conductor: Long YuSoprano: Zhang LipingShanghai Symphony OrchestraProgramme:Grieg: “Solveig's Song” Richard Strauss:Four Last Songs, Op. 150 (Soprano: Zhang Liping)Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”

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Barenboim leads Wiener Philharmoniker in Mahler’s 7th Symphony

Daniel Barenboim leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its first performance at the  Wiener Philharmoniker following the COVID-19 lockdown. The fifth evening of the Mahler Festival features Daniel Barenboim leading the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, plus the tender yet powerful Kindertotenlieder. Mezzo-soprano Okka von der Damerau will be performing the solo.The Vienna Philharmonic and Daniel BarenboimAccording to conductor Daniel Barenboim, [...]

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The Wiener Staatsoper streaming A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Lawrence Zazzo

Lawrence Zazzo as Oberon - The Wiener Staatsoper is closed, but continues to stream daily online. Last night was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The KT Wong Foundation initiated a visit to Cape Town by American counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo in 2019. William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the inspiration for works in all genres. Amongst [...]

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Vienna State Opera is Streaming Parsifal

Parsifal, 2013 - Streaming on 14 April, 12:00 to 16 April, 12:00. Michael Schulz, Director · Alexander Polzin, Stage and Costume designerWith Milcho Borovinov, Wolfgang Koch, Johan Botha, Stephen Milling and Michaela Schuster. From 14 to 16 April, the Salzburg Easter Festival will be showing free videos of the opera productions from the era of [...]

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KT Wong Foundation and Beijing Music Festival presented the “Masterclass: In conversation with Robert Carsen”

On 13th October 2016 the KT Wong Foundation introduced a new in depth interview series called Masterclass: In Conversation at the 19th Beijing Music Festival. Robert Carsen, one of the world’s leading opera directors opened the inaugural session coinciding with the China premiere performance of his seminal production of Benjamin Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream from the Aix Festival. Respected journalist and […]

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Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020

Summer in Cape Town has become the centre of the art world, as multitudes of artists, gallerists, curators and collectors will set up for events of lasting cultural significance. For the art-loving public, the combined experience will blast open stupendous new views on the visual arts. Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work [...]

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Rolex International Mentor & Protégé Arts Weekend – Cape Town

Rolex International Mentor & Protégé Arts Weekend ~ a first for Africa since its 20 year old inception. Brilliant mentorship programmes for dancers, musicians, writers, architects, cinematographers. More than 200 artists and arts luminaries gathered at the Baxter Theatre. The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative seeks out gifted young artists from all over the [...]

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Coronavirus: Sending all our friends and wonderful colleagues all our thoughts and support.

Sending Maestro Long Yu, and all our friends and wonderful colleagues in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra and Beijing Music Festival all our thoughts and support. The KT Wong Foundation looks forward to happier times when we can reunite again in new creative projects.

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Justine Mahoney opens Mage, her new body of work at Southern Guild

Four years after her acclaimed 2016 solo Tainted, Justine Mahoney opens Mage, her new body of work delving into the tangled web of transformation from adolescence to adulthood. Her second solo exhibition with Southern Guild, this new group of nine bronze sculptures and collages coincides with the 2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair and Cape Town Art [...]

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Semele Re-Imagined – a two part radio documentary on the BBC World Service “In the Studio”

Just over a decade ago, Handel’s Semele became one of the the first ever baroque operas to be performed in China in a production designed and directed by Zhang Huan and produced by Lady Linda Wong Davies in partnership with Theatre de la Monnaie Brussels. Ten years later Semele returns in a reimagined production directed [...]

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