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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Action star Jackie Chan on the 'wish list' to perform with Hong Kong Philharmonic

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:36pm by Oliver Chou

    ... by the Philharmonic, is one of the dreams of Van Zweden. The Dutchman is planning to build up the city’s flagship orchestra into a top cultural attraction in the city. “How about we play Peter and the Wolf ... conductor said the Hong Kong Philharmonic will be the last orchestra that he builds during his career. “After this, I will probably go to a really big one.” Tomorrow and Saturday, Jaap van Zweden ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    June 4 museum: 800 sq ft and a plan to 'change society'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tsui's Foo Hoo Centre, who say the space can be used only for offices under the building's deeds. Some expressed concern about large numbers of visitors; one expressed political concerns ... design to make maximum use of the floor area. Visitors enter the museum, on the fifth floor of the Austin Avenue building, through a maze, showing the timeline of the student protest ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon arts hub to name COO to steer commercial development

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40pm

    ... will take up 35 to 40 per cent of the gross floor area of the development. Developers will build most of the flats, but the authority is planning a hotel for visiting artists, rehearsal facilities ... talent, educating the audiences, building a good museum collection and planning content. The executive director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tisa Ho, said she was not so interested in how many ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Dragons, dancing lions and a great big party

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who was at the opening ceremony, said she appreciated community-building efforts as it dovetailed with the government's policy objective ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The day the government gobbled up Pac-Man

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Vivienne Chow

    ... is spending billions to build the West Kowloon [Cultural District] but cannot support street art," a user wrote. Invader creates mosaics featuring his signature motif- aliens from the 1970s ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    M+ museum adds Tiananmen images to its collection

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... a sponsorship team to seek private funding. It is understood that the museum has spent less than HK$200 million out of the HK$1.7 billion collection budget on purchasing art. The cost of the building ... billion to HK$47 billion. Nittve said there was steady growth in the architecture collection, part of which was shown at the recent architecture exhibition Building M+, which attracted 20,000 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - CULTURE

    West Kowloon’s M+ museum's design has versatility down to a ‘T’

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:07am by Vivienne Chow

    ... design plans could help reduce the building’s footprint. “For example, if you have to dig less, it’s cheaper,” he said. M+ executive director Lars Nittve favoured the simple design of M+, sayng that ornamental buildings – such as the swirling, free-form titanium shapes of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain – created strange spaces that could cause headaches for artists. With various types ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - CULTURE

    Movie Reviews: The Lego Movie and The Butler

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:06pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... people, I spent my childhood building houses and trucks with brightly coloured toy bricks. Lego-lovers like myself know the eternal struggle between sticking to the instruction manual and going ... the lines exists well beyond the playroom. Like building things with interlocking bricks, there is no one correct way to live our lives-- a lesson that directors Lord and Miller astutely pick up ...

  9. News - China - CULTURE

    British pair recruit North Koreans to paint Beijing as a socialist utopia

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com British duo mix paintings of iconic buildings with socialist elements added by North Korean artists, but local reaction far from enthusiastic A Maoist vision ... characteristics. They sketched some ideas and gathered photos of Beijing's most striking modern buildings, which Bonner took to Pyongyang. There he obtained permission to commission local official ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Concern over arts building costs

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority urged to adjust future selection criteria as cost of building the arts hub rises Concern over arts building costs The West Kowloon Cultural District ... In a Legislative Council meeting yesterday, the statutory authority and Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing were urged to disclose the updated cost of building the 40-hectare arts hub in West Kowloon ...




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