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Sculptor Anish Kapoor's Berlin show

Anish Kapoor's Symphony for a Beloved Sun is part of his "Kapoor in Berlin". Photo: EPA

Sitting in a Berlin gallery with a cup of tea, Anish Kapoor is clearly at home in a city that is currently staging one of his largest-ever shows.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 4:48pm

Ai Weiwei's new work inspired by milk powder debate

Ai Weiwei

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has drawn inspiration from the controversy over infant formula in Hong Kong and on the mainland for his new work, which will be unveiled at an exhibition exploring Hong Kong's identity and anti-mainland sentiment.

10 May 2013 - 5:46am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, May 8, 2013

The duck sculpture near Ocean Terminal. Photo: Sam Tsang

Officials must act to curb price hike

It is disappointing to see that, during the new school year, parents will once again face a ludicrous hike in textbook prices. It is equally frustrating to read the attempts by publishing companies to justify this increase, such as curriculum changes and rising costs.

8 May 2013 - 3:22am 1 comment

Giant butterfly sculpture causes flap in Tsuen Wan district

An artist's impression of the statue in Mongkok. Photo: SCMP

The preparation work for building two contentious district landmarks has started, despite widespread public criticism of them being too costly and even becoming eyesores.

6 May 2013 - 7:17am 3 comments

Israeli artist Yaron Bob creates symbol of peace

Yaron Bob with one of the roses he makes with metal taken from rockets and spent artillery fired into Israel. Photo: Nora Tam

Israeli metal artist Yaron Bob makes roses and other art items out of spent steel artillery and rockets fired from Gaza by Hamas into Israel.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am

No time like the future says British artist Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn with his sculpture 'Planet' at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

Midway through the interview with Marc Quinn, this writer commits a faux pas. "Are you wearing a Damien Hirst T-shirt?" I ask, pointing at his lime-green top with a circular print of swirling colours, reminiscent of Hirst's splatter paintings.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:19pm

Tower Hamlets to sell £20m Moore sculpture to pay for services

The Moore sculpture "Draped seated woman".

One of London's most deprived boroughs decided to sell a Henry Moore sculpture valued at up to £20 million (HK$248 million) to ease its debts, despite pressure from the art establishment to hold on to the imposing bronze work.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am


Sculptural works by John Chamberlain, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly (including Untitled, 2009, left) and Franz West. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Gagosian Gallery, 7/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St, Central. Inquiries: 2151 0555. Ends Apr 28

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Art decor

Mandy d'Abo's passion for art is on display throughout her 2,800 sq ft Stanley house, a veritable Aladdin's cave of contemporary art treasures.

Enormous, boldly coloured paintings jostle for space with smaller, intricate works amid myriad mind-boggling sculptures and installations.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shapes of things already present

Norman Ko Wah-man's Flight is seen by thousands who pass through the plaza between Wan Chai's Immigration and Revenue Towers every day. But despite its prominent position, the bronze sculpture remains a forgettable and forgotten work of art.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

10 great nap-time alternatives

Holidays mean a chance to relax and unwind, but don't spend the whole time on your sofa or in front of the computer. The Young Post team has compiled a list of things you could learn this summer.

1 Speak in a different tongue

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Discursive Digression

2P Contemporary Art Gallery Apr 10-May 19

In his latest solo exhibition, Berlin-based Japanese artist Yotaro Niwa uses a conceptual installation to challenge viewers' perception of spatial understanding and the process of art making.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hanging out with Picasso

The purpose of art, said Pablo Picasso, is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls. But why keep it cooped up inside? Just as art looks at home in the living room, it is also deserving of a place in the garden, courtyard or balcony.

13 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Animal instincts

Creating a Cartier animal jewellery piece: A step-by-step process

Step 1

All high jewellery begins with a detailed sketch. In the case of an animal motif, the creator would have studied the animals in pictures and at the zoo.

Step 2

The animal is created in a three-dimensional green wax sculpture. It will be cast in precious metal.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Living colour

For Mandy d'Abo, owner of the Cat Street Gallery, a home only becomes a home when it has been shaped by the many layers of the lives of those who live there.

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am