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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. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Artist chosen to represent Hong Kong at Venice Biennale backs M+ museum team

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to represent Hong Kong at next year's Venice Biennale has cast a vote of confidence in the West Kowloon museum team that won rave reviews after last year's event. M+, the visual culture museum that will open in the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2018, will again curate the Hong Kong exhibition at the Venice Biennale- the world's oldest international art exhibition, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557269/artist-chosen-represent-hong-kong-venice-biennale-backs-m-museum-team
  4. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Propaganda poster display offers look back to earlier Hong Kong strife

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Lana Lam

    ... become especially fraught since Beijing issued a white paper asserting its authority over Hong Kong last month. The paper prompted claims the city's political freedoms were being whittled ... academic institution has already bought several of the 45 posters that will go on display. "They were issued in 1967 in China and used here to stir up trouble in Hong Kong, so they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556697/propaganda-poster-display-offers-look-back-earlier-age-hong-kong
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Ani-Com Hong Kong promises an unusual take on city life as seen by comic artists

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Text: Darren Wee A sideways glance at life is certain when comic artists tell the city's story at the Ani-Com and Games event BLURRED VISIONS Hong Kong is the world's third biggest comic market after Japan and the US. Ahead of the 14th edition of Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong, 48 Hours profiles six artists who are big on the local comic scene. Plus there's a sneak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1555234/ani-com-hong-kong-promises-unusual-take-city-life-seen-comic-artists
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    The Hong Kong 3D Museum shows old and new views of the city

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by LINDA WANG

    ... Text: Linda Wang Trick or treatment HONG KONG 3-D MUSEUM Hilton Tower   The Hong Kong 3-D Museum, a 10,000 sq ft space in Hilton Tower, offers an alternative kind of exhibition experience. ... with millions visiting every year," says co-founder Zaccheus Law, 28. "Hong Kong is a very popular place to tour, but there are not a lot places to go to, which is why we brought the concept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1555260/arts-preview-hong-kong-3d-museum-shows-old-and-new-views-city
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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