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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Robert Miller's HK$100m gift to Asia Society highlights arts funding woes

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of begging When Duty Free Shoppers founder Robert Miller donated HK$100 million to the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre last month, the news stunned the cultural sector. It was the largest donation made ... to society after building their wealth is firmly rooted in their mindset. But in Hong Kong, many tycoons grew up during the harsh times of war. To them, art is a luxury. They would rather contribute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542630/robert-millars-hk100m-gift-asia-society-highlights-arts-funding-woes
  2. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Artist's works speak of Hong Kong society's dysfunctions

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by DANNY LEE

    ... Hong Kong is one of the world's wealthiest cities, a fifth of its population is classed as poor, and more than 1.3 million of its people live in poverty. This is just one of the startling ... life-size figures of what appears to be children swigging bottles of champagne. The work sends the message that whatever adults do, children will mimic. He also depicts other elements of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1359712/artists-works-speak-hong-kong-societys-dysfunctions
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Exhibition: Mark Bradford's new series takes inspiration from Hong Kong housing

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... Text: Catherine Shaw Home truths NEW WORK White Cube Hong Kong   The collision of art, urban architecture and modern society is at the core of Mark Bradford's new exhibition at the White Cube gallery in Hong Kong. The Los Angeles-based artist has made a name for himself with his intriguing abstract collage works using "found" materials such as billboard posters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1508371/exhibition-mark-bradfords-new-series-takes-inspiration-hong-kong
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Photographer defies light pollution to capture stunning night shots of Hong Kong skies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 08:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... of Hong Kong.    Currently teaching a creative photography course sponsored by the Photographic Society of Hong Kong, Chu hopes to promote both his art and a general awareness of the beauty ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Constellations, solar eclipses and shooting stars are all fair game for photographer Mew Chu The night skies of Hong Kong may be rife with smog and light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507457/photographer-defies-light-pollution-capture-stunning-night
  5. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    A gateway to Hong Kong in the US

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:08pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong in the U.S. A huge bamboo flower plaque combining one of Mao Zedong's most famous slogans with traditional Hong Kong craftsmanship has put the city at the centre of a symbolic culture clash between China and the United States. But artist Danny Yung Ning-tsun, who created the plaque, says the Hong Kong government has missed a chance to demonstrate the city's ambitions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539689/gateway-hong-kong-us
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Artist Carsten Nicolai to illuminate Hong Kong as part of Art Basel

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:49pm

    ... Text: Fionnuala Mchugh German installation artist Carsten Nicolai set to dazzle the whole city with his brilliance Glow schtick NEXT WEEK A luminous event will take place on Hong Kong ... in Kowloon. To refer to it merely as a show would be to misrepresent both its timing and purpose. The first night, May 15, marks the official opening of Art Basel Hong Kong, and the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1505841/artist-carsten-nicolai-illuminate-hong-kong-part-art-basel
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Xenia Hausner portrays cage homes at her Hong Kong Arts Centre exhibition

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Text: Kylie Knott Higher calling LOOK LEFT — LOOK RIGHT Hong Kong Arts Centre   Xenia Hausner goes to great heights in the name of art. For Cage People, one of the paintings in her latest exhibition "Look Left — Look Right", her first solo show in Hong Kong, the Austrian artist, attached to a safety belt, hovered three metres above her subjects for up to eight hours a day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1529881/xenia-hausner-portrays-cage-homes-her-hong-kong-arts-centre
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and fusion band SIU2 collaborate on concert project

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:41pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... traditional Chinese instruments with an electric organ, bass guitar, and drums. Sunbeam Collision is the Hong Kong premier of a year-long collaboration between fusion band SIU2, led by local musician Ng Cheuk-yin, and young virtuosi from the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, HKCO4U. Ng, the mastermind behind the project, says: "I have had a decade of collaboration with the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1521948/hong-kong-chinese-orchestra-and-fusion-band-siu2-collaborate-concert
  9. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tensions of 1967 riots echo today, says director of new drama

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com A lesson from 1967 riots, as drama is made out of crisis The deadly 1967 riots are seen by many as a watershed in Hong Kong's history- but for drama ... will buy it," said Wu, artistic director of Pants Theatre Production. Wu's group is creating a drama about the disturbances that intensified anti-communist feeling in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539065/tensions-1967-riots-echo-today-says-director-new-drama
  10. News - China - ARTS

    Shenzhen 'trailing Hong Kong as arts centre'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by He Huifeng

    ... cultural exhibition ends today in Shenzhen, but analysts and observers say the event has a long way to go before it can rival the Art Basel fair held over the past few days in Hong Kong. A total ... billion) in deals will be made at the fair and the number of exhibitors this year rose by 145 compared with 2013. But Percy Fung, founder and managing director of the Hong Kong-based film and video ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515133/shenzhen-trailing-hong-kong-arts-centre

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