Drama kings

A zeppelin is on fire in the sky, exploding above Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower. You've probably seen it before: that photograph of the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg combusting at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey in 1937.

Sunday, 9 March, 2008, 12:00am

Donald Tsang seeks co-operation between art and commercial life

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has asked for closer co-operation between the art and commercial sectors to achieve what he believes the ideal stage of art in life.

Mr Tsang, in an article entitled 'Art Re-visited' posted on his blog yesterday, urged private enterprise to play a more active role in integrating elements of art into daily life.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Iconic graffiti deserves greater protection

In certain respects, the late Tsang Tsou-choi resembled some of the world's great artists: he was mentally unstable in life and he died virtually penniless. People who are more money-minded than the King of Kowloon have commercially exploited his graffiti and the artistic style his scribblings have inspired.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Art hub draws talent

When Hong Kong was a manufacturing base, local artists had little space to showcase their talent.

But with most industries moving to the mainland, there were many vacant buildings across the territory and artists made good use of this opportunity.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Exhibition honours graffiti art byKing of Kowloon

The wordy calligraphic works of late graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi have been treated as masterpieces of indigenous culture ever since his death last year.

To commemorate the King of Kowloon's contribution to local culture, a shopping mall has staged an exhibition of his work.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Eye on the size

Visitors at C&G Artpartment have to watch their step. The 19 paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations cluttering the walls and corners of this 300 sq ft Prince Edward art space leave little room for a crowd to manoeuvre.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Give local artists more space to be seen

If you're a fan of local cinema you have probably seen the gangster film Election 2. You might also have seen Jet Li in the martial arts hit Fearless and Aaron Kwok Fu-shing in the award-winning After This Our Exile. If you follow independent movies, maybe you saw the 2005 film b420.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Pets are a precious part of the family

A lot of couples would rather keep a pet in the house than bring up a baby. In such cases, the pets become a part of the family.

There are plenty of facilities for keeping pets happy and healthy and looking good. There are pet shops and salons and fashion houses dedicated to pet care and grooming.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Steps into space

Art, like real estate, is often concerned with location. The provenance of an ancient vase, the nationality of an artist and the site of an exhibition all have a bearing on a given work - or at least our perception of it. But some art takes location itself as a subject, and questions the nature of here, there and the strange territories in between.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Graffiti artists spray tribute to the late 'King of Kowloon'

It's quite gratifying to learn that a new generation of graffiti artists has created an homage to their most famous predecessor. A wall (above) near the Fo Tan KCR station on Lok Shun Path - close to Lok Shun Road - was tagged over the weekend as a tribute to the late great 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


How can children be taught to be more accepting?

Baptist University has conducted a survey on overweight children and their relationships with friends ('Youngsters are avoiding fat children as pals', July 21).

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Officials promise to preserve graffiti of the King of Kowloon

The government promised yesterday that the remaining pieces of street calligraphy by 'King of Kowloon' Tsang Tsou-choi would not be removed, as officials considered how to preserve them.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The King of Kowloon's death draws calls to save graffiti legacy

Calls to preserve the calligraphy of the 'King of Kowloon' grew last night after news of his death emerged yesterday.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

To some a friend but to others a bit naughty

Friends expressed sadness at the death of the 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, saying the city had lost a cultural icon, while others remembered him as a 'naughty' and 'hot-tempered' neighbour.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Vandals strike on three MTR trains

Police are investigating an outbreak of graffiti on the MTR, with three separate cases reported yesterday. A staff member found eight Chinese characters written with black marker on the wall between two cars of a train on the Tsuen Wan line at about 11.30am. Within three hours two other trains, on the Tseung Kwan O and Island lines, were daubed with drawings and nonsensical lettering.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am