An exhibition showcasing the work of British urban artist Banksy, creator of Girl with Balloon (pictured), is coming to Hong Kong in December. Photo: Art Projector Hong Kong

Banksy exhibition coming to Hong Kong; first Asia showing to feature more than 70 pieces

  • “Banksy: Genius or Vandal?” has already toured Moscow, St Petersburg, Madrid and Lisbon
  • The show will also feature an audiovisual installation capturing the British urban artist’s remarkable rise
Topic |   Art

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An exhibition showcasing the work of British urban artist Banksy, creator of Girl with Balloon (pictured), is coming to Hong Kong in December. Photo: Art Projector Hong Kong
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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy

How Penang’s art scene was killed by Instagram tourists and gentrification, sparked by a single mural

  • The street art revolution that transformed the Malaysian island into a celebrated artistic hub has also caused the downfall of its arts scene
  • George Town, the island’s capital, is now full of Instagram tourists, hipsters and businesses that cater to them, warping the soul of the town
Topic |   Malaysia

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Tourists taking photos on George Town’s Armenian Street with a mural called I Want Bao by Kuala Lumpur-born artist WK Setor on the side wall of a pastry shop. Photo: Alamy
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