Stories

  • Ora-Ora Live — Episode 3: Interview with Carmen Shek Cerne from Christie’s

    This week, we are pleased to have Carmen Shek Cerne, Senior Specialist Head of Sale, Chinese Paintings from Christie’s, join our discussion on her career in the auction house, tips on art valuation and the current market trends of Chinese paintings globally.

  • Zhang Yanzi — Excess

    ORA-ORA AT ART BASEL HONG KONG 2020 ONLINE VIEWING ROOMS
    Zhang Yanzi — Excess

    Ora-Ora is pleased to announce our participation in Art Basel’s first iteration of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.

     

    At Art Basel in Hong Kong, Ora-Ora will reject the siren conspiracy of past and future, joined together to weaken our grip on the present. We turn instead to the real, the overlooked, the underrated: the now. Our best course of action is to live a full, unlimited life today. In so doing, we sing in unison with our ancestors: 來世不可待,往世不可追也  (“Don’t chase the past. Don’t chase the future either”). The words of Warring States philosopher Zhuangzi in his Ren Jian Shi came in the midst of strife, conflict and starvation. The urgent message of life’s precariousness and fragility served both as a chilling necessity and a practically applicable philosophy.

     

    Ora-Ora will regularly introduce some of our exhibiting artists along with their artwork highlights. This time, we present contemporary artist Zhang Yanzi with her sculpture, Excess (2017).

  • Liu Qi — Ferocious Tiger in Heart

    Ora-Ora at Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 Online Viewing Rooms
    Liu Qi — Ferocious Tiger in Heart

    Ora-Ora is pleased to announce our participation in Art Basel’s first iteration of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.

     

    At Art Basel Hong Kong, Ora-Ora will reject the siren conspiracy of past and future, joined together to weaken our grip on the present. We turn instead to the real, the overlooked, the underrated: the now. Our best course of action is to live a full, unlimited life today. In so doing, we sing in unison with our ancestors: 來世不可待,往世不可追也  (“Don’t chase the past. Don’t chase the future either”). The words of Warring States philosopher Zhuangzi in his Ren Jian Shi came in the midst of strife, conflict and starvation. The urgent message of life’s precariousness and fragility served both as a chilling necessity and a practically applicable philosophy.

     

    Ora-Ora will regularly introduce some of our exhibiting artists along with their artwork highlights. This time, we present contemporary artist Liu Qi and his stunning large-scale work, Ferocious Tiger in Heart (2016).

  • Ora-Ora Live — Episode 2: Interview with Professor Kurt Chan

    This week for Ora-Ora Live, we are pleased to have Hong Kong Art School Acting Director, Professor Kurt Chan, join our discussion on his career in art education and the current circumstances Hong Kong art students are facing now in society.

  • Ora-Ora Live — Episode 1: Interview with Hong Kong Artist Halley Cheng

    Each week, Ora-Ora’s founder Dr. Henrietta Tsui-Leung will speak to various members of the art community to address topics of interest related but not limited to Hong Kong’s art and cultural scene.

     

    For the first week, we are pleased to invite Hong Kong Artist Halley Cheng to join our discussion about his thoughts and changes towards creating artwork under the recent phenomenon in Hong Kong.