Art Museum

University finds snake artefacts hard to catch

A rare bronze seal at Chinese University’s Art Museum.

As the Year of the Snake slithers in, a rare collection of snake antiques have been put on display at Chinese University's Art Museum.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 4:39am

Quiet or busy, a dilemma for museums

Hong Kong Museum of Art. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

When I was a little boy, a wooden box called the radio fascinated me. I was convinced that little people were living inside the box. As soon as we gave them the signal by turning the button, these little people would talk, sing and play music. Listening to the radio while imagining what was going on inside the box was magical.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

France backtracks on plan to impose supertax on art

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has agreed to make works of art exempt from the tax. Photo: Reuters

The French government will not impose a wealth tax on works of art following an angry backlash against the planned levy from the country's leading museums, including the Louvre.

22 Oct 2012 - 1:54am


Los Angeles

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is famed for its collection of modern European art. The institution, founded in 1937 to collect non-objective art, has works by artists such as Russian abstractionist Wassily Kandinsky. Now, a new initiative is seeking to change its focus.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am



American mega-festival South by Southwest came to a raucous close last Sunday. The nine-day festival featured global stars and up-and-coming talents in music, film, and interactive technology. This year's highlights included a surprise performance by Kanye West, a comeback show by singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, and a performance by Santigold (pictured).

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Hong Kong ArtWalk returns for its 12th edition on Wednesday to an increasingly diverse commercial art gallery scene. This year more than 60 galleries - including Blindspot Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hanart TZ Gallery and Sundaram Tagore Gallery - will take part.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

When MCH Group, the company that runs two of the world's most important art fairs (Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach), bought a 60 per cent stake in Asian Art Fairs, which owns the Hong Kong International Art Fair (Art HK), last May, the news generated mixed reactions.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A new look for an old craft

The internet has changed everything, even ancient systems such as the art scene. At least, this is what Alice Zhang, founder and owner of online art platform Mischmasch Gallery, has found.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Just as the first robin signals the arrival of spring, the flood of press releases from galleries and art spaces in my inbox this week heralds the beginning of the autumn/winter exhibition season. I'm still struggling to make sense of some of them.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

State of the art

It never rains; it pours. The arrival of ART HK - Hong Kong's major contemporary art fair - is bringing a deluge of visual arts events this week, when some of the world's biggest galleries, artists and auction houses come to town to show off works of all dimensions to buyers and collectors from around the region.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Concrete and consultababble our cultural fate

According to the [West Kowloon Cultural District] authority, 73 per cent of the budget will be spent on buildings, 13 per cent will be saved for renovation and repairs, 8 per cent for purchasing collections for the flagship museum and 6 per cent for project management.

SCMP, March 5

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Stage set for flurry of art sales and shows

Today is arguably one of the busiest days in Asia's art calendar with the Fine Art Asia fair as well as autumn art sales by Seoul Auction and Sotheby's taking place in Wan Chai.

4 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Savvy investors profit from art appreciation

Hong Kong has been labelled a cultural desert, but players in the art sector disagree, saying art is a good investment - and there is no shortage of canny investors interested in adding to their collections.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am