A NIGHT AT THE…HONG KONG BALLET

The 2017 Hong Kong Ballet Ball took place this past Friday at Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. This annual fundraising event celebrated the outstanding achievements of our home-grown and World-renowned dance company.

We are looking forward to meeting the generous bidder who won a coveted photoshoot with Fast Management’s fashion and celebrity photographer, John-Paul Pietrus, during the evening’s live auction carried out by Sotheby’s.

Your generous contribution will ensure that Hong Kong Ballet continues to delight audiences around the World.

L’ ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels

During the second edition of L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels which run in Hong Kong from the 4th to the 14th of March, the venerable Maison introduced a Legacy Programme.

Van Cleef & Arpels invited each of their distinguished comittee members to nominate one candidate to participarte . This competition was open to young gifted artists from Hong Kong in any field, who were asked to interpret jewellery in the context of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends in the perspective of Hong Kong.

We at Fast Management were delighted when PJ Lam was announced as one of the winners having been  selected by Ms Pansy Ho as her candidate

The Legend that inspired her shoot was that of Ching Shih and Cheung Po Tsai.

Ching Shih was a prominent Cantonese pirate and probably the only female pirate leader of her time. Her fleet terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by reportedly 40,000 pirates. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese, Japanese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of Asia’s strongest pirates.

PJ Lam told us:

“The scene I wanted to capture was that of Ching Shih declaring her love for Cheung Po Tsai, whom she would later marry, in giving him her most valuable and cherished piece of jewellery. The piece of jewellery is symbolism for the most powerful fleet of pirates which is in fact what Ching Shih handed over to her soon to be new husband upon their nuptials. It is also a Chinese traditional way of passing the most precious heritage item to the person who continue one’s legacy”.

 

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INTO THE WOODS

If you happen to be in New York go visit The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and their Fairy Tale Fashion Exhibition with works by Fast Management very own Eugenio Recuenco. The exhibition runs until April 16, 2016.

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AFTER PICASSO EXHIBITION

We are so proud to have Eugenio Recuenco be part of this important exhibition of Picasso in USA.

– AFTER PICASSO –
80 Contemporary Artists

WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
September 19 − December 27, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio
Explore Pablo Picasso’s potent legacy and persistent impact on several generations of artists in this vibrant exhibition occupying all our galleries this fall. After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists features nearly 150 works in a variety of mediums. Among those included are such Picasso peers as Brassaï, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Henri-Cartier Bresson, and Dora Maar. Plus you’ll find contemporary masters like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, Louise Lawler, Sigmar Polke, Amy Sillman, and Fred Wilson.

After Picasso offers the perfect bookend to Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, which featured 19 works by Picasso and inaugurated our 25th Anniversary Season last September. Originally titled Picasso in Contemporary Art, the exhibition was first presented at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg on the occasion of its own 25th anniversary and curated by the institution’s general director, Dirk Luckow.

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH JOHN-PAUL PIETRUS

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Culture, Editorial, Interview, John-Paul Pietrus, News | No Comments

Fashion magazine Homme Style Remix get up close and personal with John-Paul Pietrus in their latest issue with a six page interview and feature about his life behind the camera.

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INSIDE THE PAGES OF REVUE BY EUGENIO RECUENCO

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Art, BOOKS, Culture, Eugenio Recuenco | No Comments

We never get tired of seeing the beautiful images by Eugenio Recuenco in his book REVUE.

REVISITING….LES HUGUENOTS

There have been many cases of historically momentous operas that claimed the public in their day, then fell into neglect. But the near disappearance of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s French grand opera “Les Huguenots” is especially baffling.

“Les Huguenots,”: Giacomo Meyerbeer’s 1836 opera, much loved and performed in its time, received a rare staging at the SummerScape festival at Bard College.

For nearly 100 years after its astonishingly successful 1836 premiere in Paris, the opera was a mainstay of the repertory, especially in France. It was the first work in the history of the Paris Opera to reach the milestone of 1,000 performances.

“Les Huguenots” was last performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1915, in an Italian translation with a cast that included Enrico Caruso.

The August 2009 SummerScape production at the Fisher Center, Bard College, New York was staged by the young American director Thaddeus Strassberger, winner of the 2005 European Opera Directing Prize, in collaboration with the Spanish photographer and filmmaker Eugenio Recuenco who together with Eric Dover, art directed the revival.

It is majestic opera at its purest, featuring a large cast and chorus, all against a sobering backdrop of bigotry and hatred.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH….EUGENIO RECUENCO

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 in Behind the scenes, Culture, Eugenio Recuenco | No Comments

Behind the Scenes with Eugenio Recuenco at the opening of his exhibition at the Kunsthalle Rostock Museum in Germany.

KUNSTHALLE ROSTOCK MUSEUM

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Culture, Eugenio Recuenco | No Comments

Such a pleasure to share that Fast Management photographer, Eugenio Recuenco, is currently having some of his most well known works exhibited at the groundbreaking Kunsthalle Rostock Museum in Germany.

The exhibition runs until April 6th, 2014.

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HOMAGE TO PICCASO

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Culture, Editorial, Eugenio Recuenco | No Comments
Eugenio Recuenco, recently produced a photo series inspired by a number of Pablo Picasso’s famously eclectic cubist portraits.
The fashion photographs draw from the postures, moods, and clothing of the paintings, each offering something unique to its viewers. Recuenco strikes the perfect balance between honoring Picasso’s work and while still maintaining creative expression.
Haunting, sexy, and a consciously daring combination for fashion photos.
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