The Works

The Works

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Personalities FeatureArts & CultureStatus:On going Description: 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 ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also a regular critical review of what' s on at the movies, and – most weeks – a live studio performance.

If you want to discuss anything you see on the programme, please visit our Discussion Board via the link at the top left of the page, or email us at

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930.

Live webcast: Tuesday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Paris-Chinese Paintings; Ko Sin-tung and Mak Ying-tung at Gallery EXIT, Lorin Maazel Tribute; Painte 00:21:55 2014-07-16
During the 20th century Paris, was considered one of the world’s leading artistic centres. And among those who flocked there from all over the world, were many of the greatest Chinese artists of the past 100 years, as the exhibition Paris - Chinese Painting at the HK Museum of Art shows.

At Gallery Exit until the 25th July you have the chance to see two exhibitions for the price of one: Mak Ying Tung’s "Almost Empty" and Ko Sin Tung's “A Closed Room”.

Last year, we were lucky enough to meet Lorin Maazel who was here to conduct performances of music by Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten, as well as his own “Ring Without Words”. Maestro Maazel was planning to embark on a series of projects with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. There was plenty to look forward to, but on Sunday, at the age of 84, Lorin Maazel died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Virginia.

Most visual art is about creating a finished object that will then be displayed and communicate its message to viewers. New York-based American artist Jeremy Everett doesn’t try to do that. In his work he wants to present pieces that may not appear completely finished in a traditional sense. Many are still changing, still in a state of evolution. Or is it decay? The Edouard Malingue Gallery is currently showing a solo exhibition of Jeremy’s work: “No Exit.”

On the day of our show, French harpist Isabelle Moretti is at the amphitheatre of the Academy for Performing Arts, performing music by Debussy, Tournier, and Liszt. Before that, she’s here in our studio.