::Viola, Viola! - THE LISTENING ROOM 8 : Sat 24 April, 2:00PM - 6:30PM

HKNME and Osage are proud to welcome the legendary violist, composer and educator Garth Knox virtually to Hong Kong as part of THE LISTENING ROOM 8. 

Drawing from his experiences as violist of the Arditti Quartet and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Europe, Garth Knox is internationally recognised one of the leading musical personalities in the new music scene. In addition to his expertise in the field of contemporary music interpretation, Knox is also a celebrated performer of the viola d’amore and the medieval fiddle, which opened up his repertoire to music of the distant past; in addition to being a virtuoso improviser, Knox’s Irish & Scottish heritage also enables him to work with the vast Celtic folk music repertoire without the need for translation. Considering the fact that he also had a diverse body of published compositions, Knox is the embodiment of the Renaissance man, and a truly complete musician. 

As part of his virtual residency, Garth Knox will join a number of young composers in a Roundtable Discussion focusing on the challenges and technicalities of creating new works for the viola. This is prefaced by a short Recital performed by violists William Lane and Rebecca Tang, featuring classics from the repertoire as well as works selected from the HKNME International Call for Scores 2020. 

Three young violists will have the opportunity to work with Knox virtually in a Masterclass setting, benefitting from Knox’s incredibly broad scope of musical knowledge and experience. Preceding this, the HKNME celebrates Garth Knox as a composer, showcasing his diverse body of works in a (Mini) Portrait Concert that would surely shed new light on the potentialities of the viola and chamber music writing. 


24 April, 2 - 6:30PM 






Questioning Power, curated by Charles Merewether


𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Joshua Oppenheimer (2012) 159 minutes (Director’s cut) IIB rating

*Please be reminded that the screening of “The Act of Killing” on 24 April 2021 has changed to 10 am.

*Additional screening of “The Act of Killing” will be on 15th May, 2021 at 3 pm.

P𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲.




::Questioning Power : 19.11.2020 – 28.05.2021

Curated by Charles Merewether

Opening Reception on 18.11.2020 (Limited Capacity. Please RSVP)

For all the analysis and critique of power over the past one hundred and fifty years, not much has changed. The abuse of power persists and ways to overcome or resist it seem no stronger. We may pause and reflect on the role of art in understanding these notions of power. Through this exhibition, we are given the opportunity to see and reflect upon its persistence and forms in different eras and countries. The works included are by Jiang Zhi (2006), Sun Yuan and Peng Yu (2009-10), Joshua Oppenheimer (2012), Shen Shaomin (2007), and French Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary prints (1738-1831, based on the thesis by Nikki Hwa).

These works are unerring in facing the brutal reality of contemporary history. They contain critiques of the persistent abuse of power. Power and authority are not negative in themselves but, rather, in how they are used. The work of these artists gives us the viewer, a consciousness of the state of things and the dynamic in the play of power. We are confronted with the reality of effects of power on people’s lives as perpetrators or as victims. We are reminded that the use and abuse of power has not disappeared but instead, continues and shapes our everyday lives in many different forms.

Presented by
Osage Art Foundation


𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙚 by Shen Shaomin (2007) 75 minutes

*Screening daily during the exhibition period. No registration needed. 

*There will be no screenings on 27 Mar 10 Apr and 24 Apr afternoons, public holidays or any other occasion the gallery is closed.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Joshua Oppenheimer (2012) 159 minutes (Director’s cut) IIB rating


24 Apr 2021 (Sat) 10am

Additional screening: 

15 May 2021 (Sat) 3pm

*Due to limited slots, registration is on first come first serve basis:
*P𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:




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