The capital's graffiti artists have come out of the shadows and are finding the city surprisingly welcoming, writes Laura Fitch.Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 11:21pm
As announced in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's latest policy address, each of Hong Kong's 18 district councils is to receive HK$100 million for special building projects.
Since this includes public art projects, there is every reason to worry about how this money will be used. The city is hardly brimming with fantastic examples of public art. Quite the opposite, in fact.26 Mar 2013 - 10:05am 1 comment
It's the height of a double-decker bus and certainly catches the eye, but the statue in Sham Tseng erected in honour of the roast goose dish that put it on the map has a problem.
It looks too much like a duck.1 Feb 2013 - 4:09am
A television set with wings hovers on a wall in a murky Yangon side street.
"This was my first one," says Aung, 33, pointing proudly to an image he spray-painted last year to protest media censorship and now duplicated across Myanmar's commercial capital. "Media freedom is a big issue for me."28 Aug 2012 - 3:49am
While people deplore the arrest of Ai Weiwei, many mainlanders cannot speak out publicly against it.
Hong Kong's freedom of speech is deteriorating but our citizens can still express their support for the artist. Among all the voices, the graffiti designed by Chin Tangerine, the young female artist, speaks the loudest.4 May 2011 - 12:00am
Exit Through the Gift Shop Thierry Guetta, Shepard Fairey, Banksy Director: Banksy19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Street artist Prairie has one simple message for the people of Hong Kong: release. This tag can be found across town on walls, pillars, phone boxes and right under the nose of security cameras.2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Start From Zero2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Life has been coming up roses for Michael De Feo - or flowers, anyway. The artist made his name in the 1990s by pasting thousands of prints of a solitary flower around the streets of New York, which quickly became part of the city's vast urban iconography.20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
In a winter marked by rallies and protests, young people unhappy with Hong Kong's government are taking to the streets in more ways than one.
In the past year, Hong Kong's street artists have left their mark with posters, stickers and stencil graffiti attacking some of the city's prominent politicians and business people.21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Erecting a piece of sculpture in the city centre can take as long as building an arts hub containing 15 venues and one museum, especially when approval is needed from numerous departments.
Concerns include safety issues, such as people getting their heads or fists stuck in the installation.24 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Art Statements Gallery
Take a piece of canvas or metal, stencil a logo or brand motif onto it, along with dribbles of paint, slap a HK$100,000 price tag on it and hope someone buys it. Repeat 67 times.21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
For Jose Parla, walls are more than enclosures or supporting structures - they're repositories of the memories of a city and its inhabitants.17 May 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has been 'bombed' by a group of Britain's foremost urban artists. It's 3am, the shops are closed and Causeway Bay is still - except for the rats. And the street artists.23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Kate Allen, 16, West Island School25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am