Song Dong

Memories are made of this

Song Dong's 32 Calendar comprises sketches and essays based on his encounters with people, objects and events. Photo: Nora Tam

So the world didn't end on December 21, as doomsayers predicted it would, based on the end of the Mayan calendar cycle.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:58pm

Artist Song Dong marks new beginning, one year at a time

Conceptual artist Song Dong (centre) discusses his 36 Calendars exhibition with Post readers at ArtisTree.

Born at the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, the first English sentence Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong learned was "Long Live Chairman Mao". The slogan used to terrify him because his teacher, who taught physical education rather than English, pronounced it so badly it sounded like "the wolves are coming" in Putonghua.

29 Jan 2013 - 3:28am

Hundreds unite to draw on artist Song Dong's memories

Mainland artist Song Dong at the launch of his exhibition at ArtisTree where 400 people added their own memories to his. Photo: Nora Tam

More than 400 people aged eight to 80 gathered in Quarry Bay last night to rewrite history.

They were handed a paint box and brushes and asked to make their own mark on drawings that mainland artist Song Dong has created for his first Hong Kong solo exhibition, 36 Calendars, at ArtisTree in TaiKoo Place.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:09am