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Anti-epidemic Fund 3.0, Yank Wong @ Sin Sin Fine Art & in the studio: Paulo Levi Special Edition

2020-10-14

Anti-epidemic Fund 3.0, Yank Wong @ Sin Sin Fine Art & in the studio: Paulo Levi Special Edition

2020-10-14
Since Covid-19 first hit Hong Kong at the beginning of the year, we have been reporting on the difficulties and challenges art organisations and practitioners are facing as events and activities have had to be shut down. The pandemic has highlighted a long existing problem in the industry – many art practitioners and workers are freelancers, hired only on a job by job basis. They have no steady income, no job security and not much of a social security safety net. Although the government has launched the third round of the Anti-Epidemic Fund, many still won’t see a penny of it.

Yank Wong is a man of multiple disciplines. He is a painter, art director, set designer, writer, musician and photographer. But he says he prefers to be thought of as a painter, not an artist. On show at Sin Sin Fine Art, “Steppe By Steppe” showcases his photography, with a series of black and white photographs Wong took from 2006 to 2010 in France and Inner Mongolia.

Brazilian musician Paulo Levi says his career began in the protestant church. While studying in the Carlos Gomes Conservatory of Music he came across American jazz. At 17, he moved to Paris and started learning improvisational music and European free jazz. He is playing this week at the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival in the “Paulo Levi Special Edition” with some familiar local faces.

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RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

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