Movers & Shakers’ Latest: Anthony Wong and Stanley Wong
Why We Recommend it
Asia Society Hong Kong’s July youth lecture series features face-to-face sessions with local superstars in the performing art and art scenes.
Three time winner of the Best Actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Anthony Wong has successfully established himself as one of the most recognisable actors in the local film industry. After starting his acting career on ATV, Anthony filmed his first feature length movie. It was after this that he felt his acting skill was not good enough and so he decided to join the acting program at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he subsequently became one of the first graduates of the academy. In his early acting career, he had been typecast as villain and supporting roles. It was only after his breathtaking performance in The Untold Story (1993) that the Hong Kong public started to recognise his acting talent and this granted him the opportunity to win his first Best Actor award. Wong’s story is a tale of resilience that emanates from adversity – to be revealed in his lecture Inside the Life Story of Anthony Wong.
The second lecture is hosted by artist Stanley Wong, who is a distinguished individual in advertisement as well as conceptual art. Throughout his work life, he has come up with a lot of well-remembered works, including Bobby Dog for the MTR company and the iconic cat in a 1992 Towngas advertisement. Aside commercial creativity, Wong is a great admirer of Han Chinese painter of ink wash painting and calligrapher Bada Shanren and the concept of harmony between individuals. He dubs himself “anothermountainman”, and adopts this identity as he takes up his role as an artist and curator. In his lecture, he will reveal his work philosophy, his identity as a Hong Kong born designer, and his unique ideals and insights into the design markets.
Please note that the Movers & Shakers program is designed for full-time students between 18 and 25 years old, which welcomes any undergraduate students or above, across any academic disciplines. Registration is required for the free events.