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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    World architects bring democratic designs to Venice

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 10:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Venice, Italy Architects from around the world have converged on Venice for the Biennale show which opens on Wednesday, showcasing designs aimed at bringing urban designs more in touch with the general public. The renovation of working class areas, designs for times of economic crisis and the reconstruction of cities following natural disasters like ...

  2. San Clemente Palace, Venice

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Kelly Carter

    ... that operates 24 hours a day. Guests can retire to the seclusion of the island when the Venice crowds become too much to bear, or pop into town when they please, disembarking close to trendy boutiques ... rooms. Request the Naviganti wing, which is separate from the main building, to enjoy a unique panorama of St Mark's Square. Room 184, in the corner, has a 180-degree view of Venice ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FILM

    Legendary Hong Kong directors return to Venice Film Festival

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com HK directors return to Venice festival Hong Kong directors Ann Hui On-wah and Peter Chan Ho-sun will return to this year's Venice Film Festival ... as the closing film of the Venice festival- the world's oldest event of its kind- in 2005. He will join Hui's return to the festival, which will close with the acclaimed director's ...

  4. 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

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Tsang Kin-wah confident exhibition curators will match last year's success Venice Biennale artist backs museum team The artist selected 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 ...

  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    How Venice became a museum

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:04am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The decline of Venice as a great trading city offers lessons for Hong Kong on the dangers of excluding ordinary people from economic and political power That sinking feeling The rise and decline of nations often offers lessons that resonate today. Venice is such a case. Before 1300, it grew through international trade to become the richest place in the world ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Venice hosts International Contemporary Dance Festival

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Debra Levine

    ... Debra Levine Contemporary dance flows into the City of Water Venice's enchanting waterways have lately given rise to political discord, such as on June 4, when mayor Giorgio Orsoni ... of one of the world's oldest contemporary art exhibitions, the Venice Biennale. Running concurrent to the Biennale's 14th International Architecture Exhibition, dance of all varieties ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong exhibit at Venice Biennale explores ties with Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by CHRISTOPHER DEWOLFE

    ... Christopher DeWolfe life@scmp.com Hong Kong's exhibition at the Venice Biennale explains how our changing relationship with the delta region has influenced architecture on both sides ... is participating in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, the world's largest and most venerable showcase of the built form. Forty countries have mounted exhibitions in the biennale, which runs ...

  8. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police arrest mayor of Venice in corruption investigation

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Venice Politicians accused of taking HK$264m from firm building barriers to save city from floods Mayor of Venice held in massive graft probe Venice's mayor ... building underwater barriers to protect the lagoon city from flooding. One of a series of bribery probes into major public works projects in Italy, the web revealed in Venice has many of the same ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Venice Biennale: from polar ice to cardboard bedrooms

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Isla Binnie Breaking the polar ice at the Venice Biennale this year Blocks of ice from the Bahamas, cardboard bedclothes from Iraq and a thumping Vatican heartbeat should aid the 2013 Venice Biennale's attempt to capture the "unruly" world of art. The diversity of sights and sounds at the world's largest non-commercial art exhibition are partly a result ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    City puts best foot forward at Italian expo

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... With a bigger budget and work by rising star Lee Kit on display, city's pavilion is looking to impress at art show Venice Biennale A doubling of the budget is allowing Hong Kong a grander presence at art expo Venice Biennale this year, but the curators of the city's pavilion hope audiences in Italy will see something other than the extra money spent. Yung Ma, ...




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