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Public Art

United colours of Beijing

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

Hong Kong deserves better public art

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

HK$1.2m goose has problem with bill

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

Street artist find new outlet for free speech

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

Graffiti a thought-provoking art form which is widely respected

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

Exit Through the Gift Shop Thierry Guetta, Shepard Fairey, Banksy Director: Banksy

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The can-do spirit

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

Street shooters

Start From Zero

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Concrete blossoms

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

Protests that go up against the wall

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