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M+ museum

West Kowloon arts hub sees end to design contests

Michael Lynch. Photo: Edward Wong

Design competitions may be on the way out for many buildings at the West Kowloon arts hub as project chiefs struggle to contain soaring construction costs. West Kowloon Cultural District Authority chief executive Michael Lynch spoke up yesterday amid estimates that the total cost of the project could have more than doubled.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 9:52am

HSBC breaches its deeds by bringing down the shutters

Asset stripper?

Readers will have been aware that during the recent dock strike, a number of dockers were camped outside the Cheung Kong building in Central, more or less opposite the HSBC headquarters at 1 Queens Road. The bank, unnerved by the Occupy Central movement, which set up camp in the area under the bank for almost a year, promptly restricted access to this space by lowering most of the shutters.

10 May 2013 - 5:21am

Artist Stanley Wong Ping-pui donates 36 works to M+ museum

One of the Lanwei series of photographs by Stanley Wong Ping-pui. Photo: SCMP

Designer and artist Stanley Wong Ping-pui has made the largest-ever donation of his works to the planned M+ museum, and he will donate more. The trans-disciplinary creative personality who slides between design, advertising and visual art donated 36 of his photographic works.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Museum gets 'kissing guards' from first local art donor

Inflatable sculptures by Hong Kong artist Tam Wai Ping titled 'Falling into Mundane World' displayed at the Mobile M+: Inflation! exhibition. M+ museum has received its first art donation from a Hong Kong collector. Photo: AFP

The West Kowloon museum has received its first donation from a Hong Kong collector, who hopes to challenge people's ideas about art and politics with a performance work featuring two security guards kissing.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Hong Kong's artless politics

Lawmaker Chan Kam-lam said 'Works that are indecent, vulgar, political and insulting are not works of art'. Photo: Dickson Lee

While politicians making injudicious statements are about as surprising as the sun rising in the east, the recent proclamation that political elements can render an artwork artless still manages to astonish; it is so patently absurd that refuting it would be like writing about the sun setting in the west.

29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am

Artists worry government will try to control culture at new M+ museum

RMB City 2007by mainland artist Cao Fei will be on show at the hub site next week. Photo: SCMP

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kam-lam came under fire yesterday after he warned the West Kowloon museum not to confuse art with politics.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:37am