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  1. A solid foundation for success

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... They complement one another.' Chia says cultural events staged in venues steeped in history have a greater appeal. 'Unlike the Venice Biennale, the Gwangju Biennale is held in a purpose-built ... it as anything else but a cultural venue. The Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture is further proof of that. Opened last month at the Central Police Compound, the 21/2-month event ...

  2. Master blaster

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Didi Kirsten Tatlow Right: Venice Rent Collection Courtyard (1999) This might not be one of the gunpowder or firework pieces Cai Guoqiang is renowned for, but it was explosive all the same. Rent Collection Courtyard is an installation of life-size sculptures commissioned for the 48th Venice Biennale. It is a reconstruction of a 1965 tableau of 114 clay sculptures produced ...

  3. Sound bites

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is taking a show to the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in September titled Fabrica Cultura (Culture Fabricate): HK in Venice. Can you tell us the concept behind this theme? Co-curator of the Hong Kong exhibition Professor Leo Lee Ou-fan: 'Fabricate could mean create, produce or make a false product, but what is real and what is false? Hong ...

  4. HK to explore architecture theme

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong will take part in the 11th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in September, showcasing pieces of art to explore the meaning of architecture. The theme ... visitors. In its second participation in the event, Hong Kong will exhibit 12 art pieces in a pavilion under the title of 'Fabrica Cultura (Culture Fabricate): HK in Venice' from September ...

  5. Ashes to ashes as artist searches for answers before burying the truth

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Cheung, whose work Devil's Advocate, a reflection on the fragility of life, was on show at last year's Venice Biennale. She says her latest work, which sets out to search for 'the ...

  6. Design File: William Lim

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... artisans from a thousand or so sheets of plywood. Lim's bamboo installations have taken him to the Venice Biennale. 'A lot of people are starting to look at architecture more from its ...

  7. 'Heretic of Kanazawa' has flair for unusual

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art. She was a member of the international jury for the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the artistic director of the 7th International Istanbul ...

  8. Unknown pleasures

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... 'Attr/Action', says Abbas, 'partly originates from the discussions about large-scale public events such as the Venice Biennale and the Beijing Olympics. It also refers, among other things, ... of Interconnectedness. In the globalising world of art, she sets out the dilemma of participating in major art events such as the Venice Biennale. Does participation mean merely representing a nation's ...

  9. Dealer's choice

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... gambling. 'For me, gambling isn't a subject, but background or scene decoration,' says the artist, who represented Macau at last year's Venice Biennale. 'For example, Gorges ... There is also a speedboat among the elegant gondolas of Venice. The additions were inspired by the 007 classic, From Russia With Love, which is partly set in Venice. 'I play a joke on the concept ...

  10. No doubt about it, local art scene is alive and kicking

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... for local art at the fair, the Hong Kong group installation curated by gallery owner Sabrina Fung, who co-ordinated Hong Kong's pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005, is a must. ...




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