Wallace ended his Beijing concert in August with these words, “Be safe; remember to miss me.” In hindsight, that was probably his way of telling us that we wouldn’t see him for a while, but few people noticed that as everyone was dazzled by his performance! Hence, now you are reading probably the shortest monthly update in the history of this blog.
Wallace’s first visual art show ran from July 1 to September 30 at MoCA Shanghai, China. In the July News Update, we promised you that we would publish an independent post about the exhibition. Here it is! This post compiles translations of the news and feedback regarding the exhibition, in addition to the artist’s messages for you on MoCA Shanghai’s walls. Continue reading Translations of HON WALLACE CHUNG EXHIBITION
Forbes China finally released its 2017 list of the top 100 celebrities. The time frame used to determine the ranking ranges from July 2016 to June 2017 and includes entertainers such as singers, actors, directors, models, and athletes from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Maco, and Taiwan. The income estimation are a projection of the celebrities past projects and commercial values.
Read more to find out where the critics landed Wallace on this year’s list. Continue reading Forbes’ Top 100 Chinese Celebrities in 2017
[Sep 2017, Korea, by Sinophile_K]
It was exactly a year ago, in September 2016, when I made my first encounter with Wallace Chung’s photo essay book entitled 浮光掠影 “In the Shadow of Love.” This unforgettable encounter was made possible thanks to my two angelic LM friends K and T from Beijing when I visited them for the 924 Beijing Concert. For this poor Chinese-illiterate foreigner, K got an extremely rare copy of the photo book and T translated what Wallace wrote in there into English. I must have done something really good in my previous life, to enjoy this love and friendship now!
I opened the cover carefully, ran through the pages one after another, and slowly began to understand what T had told me before, “You should see his photos along with the titles and captions. Together, they make beautiful sense!” Even to my Chinese-blind eyes, the photos started to tell stories already. I burst into laughter when I saw the photo with the title “犇”. This Chinese character, formed of three 牛s (‘cows’), means ‘to run’; ironically, inside the photo were three cows, not running but peacefully crouching on the prairie! Haha, what a sense of humor! Continue reading 2017 HON Visual Art Exhibition: A Time and Space Travel to the Mind of Wallace Chung
The month of August has come and gone with no news regarding any of the air dates for Wallace’s two previously wrapped up dramas (Memories of Love and Liang Sheng). Hence, August was a quiet month for Wallace. Luckily, he decided to continue his “Sing For Life” concert tour and we got lots of photos to share.
Wallace held his concert this time in Nanjing, China on the 26th of this month. His last concert was almost a year ago in Beijing on 9th September, 2016. Continue reading AUGUST 2017 NEWS UPDATE: Nanjing Concert Edition
The Healing Love team finished shooting in China on August 6. They will fly to Vienna around August 10 for a few more scenes before officially wrapping up the 5-month filming work by the end of this month.
According to a feature story about Wallace’s art exhibition at MoCA Shanghai, Wallace’s biggest wish for his life is “Have faith in myself, and there’ll be miracles.” The self-fulfilling prophecy seemed to have worked for Wallace in July. His first visual art show has attracted fans and visitors across China and even from abroad. After serving as a juror for the Magnolia Awards of the Shanghai TV Festival in June, he served in the semi-final round of judging of the 45th International Emmy Awards. The tickets for his August 26 “SING FOR LIFE” concert in Nanjing were sold out fast on June 26. And, good for us, we are one month closer to the airing of Memories of Love.