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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Creative crowd welcome new Central showcase PMQ

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bryan Harris

    ... Tsang. It will also host art exhibitions, night markets and creative workshops in a bid to attract the public and encourage arts in the city, Tsang said. For Elsa Jean de Dieu, co-founder ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Plug pulled on Pac-Man again

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:47pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the public responded to artists' calls to fight back and put up a second version less than a month later- only to have their efforts defeated. Invader's creations at many other sites, ... of these artworks and the public's restoration has touched the hearts of many," artist Kacey Wong, who was among the group calling for a "Space Invaders Restoration Scheme", said ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    Saving Guangxi's cultural heritage from decline

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:37pm

    ... a glimpse of their ancient culture, said Nong Guanpin, honourary chairman of the Guangxi Folk Literature and Art Society. “I hope it can help stimulate public interest.” But Pan warned that festivities alone were not a panacea against the disappearance of folk songs. He suggested the government should improve public cultural facilities and support non-governmental organisations ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist hits back after 'invaders' destroyed

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong government was the first public authority to have removed any of the street art that he has created in cities around the world. "Having invaded more than 60 cities around the world, I have never faced a situation where a public authority would systematically and rapidly remove the art from the streets," wrote Invader, who was in Hong Kong for the third time last month ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The day the government gobbled up Pac-Man

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

    ... suppressed- by government workers taking orders to keep public areas free from street art. The mosaic of tiles featured characters of the iconic arcade game Pac-Man and graced a wall along King's ... public works across the city. The Highways Department admitted removing it. Net users criticised the government for paying lip service to its promise of supporting the arts. "The government ...

  6. 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

    ... it works for the public, and how it works for the integration of different materials into a dialogue,” Nittve said. The Arts Pavilion, to be designed by a team of local architects, namely Vincent ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon arts hub chiefs seek public views on open space at festival

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Arts hub chiefs seek views at event Hongkongers can have their say on how the 23-hectare public open space at the West Kowloon arts hub should be used, ... of a new round of public engagement taking place before the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority confirms the architect for the park next month or in January. Past events at the West Kowloon ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - CULTURE

    Movie Reviews: The Lego Movie and The Butler

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

    ... – and the sociopolitical environment in which it unfolded – is one of the darkest chapters in modern American history. It wasn’t that long ago when there were “coloured” sections in restaurants, buses and public ...

  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

    ... Stadium- juxtaposed with revolutionary themes by the North Korean artists. The exhibition, staged during Beijing Design Week last October, earned warm reviews in overseas publications including ... and many places of interest are now closed to the public," he lamented. "As the city develops, the beauty of the culture and of ancient times is disappearing." The delight ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - CULTURE

    Artist Yue Minjun seeks out Hong Kong malls to bond with the public

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Artist Yue Minjun says he can forge closer bonds with people by taking his shows to shopping complexes Staging his first solo public art exhibition in Hong Kong in a shopping mall is a challenge, but Yue Minjun finds it an easier way to establish a closer relationship with the public. "Hong Kong's life evolves around shopping malls. Showing artworks at a mall means ...




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