SCMP politics and education reporters Joyce Ng and Shirley Zhao speak with a class of Hong Kong primary school children about the coming chief executive election, what they think of the candidates, and what they think the major issues are.
A man who witnessed a car drive into pedestrians on a bridge near the British parliament, tells reporters what he saw.
Art becomes virtual reality: Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR’
In 1995, New York-based Chinese artist Lin Yilin created a performance art piece, where he progressively built and dismantled a wall, as he slowly crossed a busy road in China’s Guangzhou, forcing traffic to swerve around him.
The creation was called “Safely Manoeuvring across Lin He Road”. Art enthusiasts at the Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 can don VR glasses and experience this performance.
Lin Yilin’s performance has been recreated in VR by journalist Nonny de la Peña, known as “godmother of virtual reality”, for the event, as part of collaboration with the Asia Art Archive.
In the original performance, Lin spent 90 minutes to build and move a small brick wall on a busy road in Guangzhou; at Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, visitors spend around 10 minutes having a go at building a slow moving wall across a busy road in China as buses, trucks, cars and motorbikes swerve around them.
(Photo: Lin Yilin)
Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, the largest contemporary art fair in the city, kicked off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Over 242 international galleries from 34 countries are presenting installations, paintings, sculptures and digital art. This year's show features 29 new galleries and half of the galleries exhibiting have exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia Pacific region.
Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel supports the role that galleries play in nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts.
(Photo: SCMP’s Nora Tam)