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Full Circle

MOCA China Until August 6

Eric Haze's artistic career has come full circle. The 46-year-old painter started out as a gallery artist before becoming a pioneer graffiti rebel in the 1980s, and then launching his own street-wear label the following decade.

Thursday, 24 July, 2008, 12:00am

Love Art

Originals and prints by British graffiti artist Banksy (including Jack and Jill, left) are displayed alongside pop art by Robert Indiana, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Romero Britto and Mel Ramos. Today, 10am-8pm, tomorrow, 10am-4pm, Pao Galleries, 4/F HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; from Wed: Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm, Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sheep show has all the hallmarks of a Banksy hit-and-run job

The hip and cool converged at the Arts Centre on Wednesday for the opening of the Love Art exhibition, which prominently features works by British graffiti phenomenon Banksy.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A bureaucratic brick wall stifles popular culture

Civil servants are paid to enforce rules, but they should exercise judgment and discretion when the occasion demands it. A case in point is the fate of a large, brightly coloured mural painted by local artist Ray Yip on a public slope in Shek O.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Wing and a prayer

Ye Yongqing says he doesn't think of himself as a professional artist. 'Art is not a profession,' says the Kunming-born, Beijing-based painter. When art becomes settled and fixed, he says, it stops being art.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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. Only, time and space has been transposed.

9 Mar 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