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A Chinese Ming dynasty painting by classical master Shitao valued at almost $15.5 million will be auctioned next month by Christie's, which said the work was the most valuable Chinese painting ever to be put under the hammer in Hong Kong.

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The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority's global search for a chief executive officer will start soon, with the aim of having the successful candidate on board by year's-end, Chief Secretary Henry Tang says.


Wherefore Art Thou?

Winnie Chau HK-magazine.com 15.05.2009
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What is “conceptual art” anyway? Winnie Chau talks to seven local avant garde artists to find out.

East Kowloon arts hub proposed

news.gov.hk 23.04.2009
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The former Ma Tau Kok Quarantine Depot may soon become an arts hub for eastern Kowloon. The Development Bureau has commissioned the Arts Development Council to study the future development of the old cattle depot and the feasibility of turning it ...


Vive Le French May!

HK-magazine 03.04.2009
Vive Le French May!

It’s time again for Le French May, the largest arts festival celebrating French culture in Hong Kong. We preview what’s on this year’s program.

Promenade to showcase sculptures

news.gov.hk 12.03.2009
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Fourteen sculptors from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas will create works made of marble, wood and other materials starting today to March 22 at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.


Do the Art Walk

Winnie Chau HK-magazine 06.03.2009
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It’s that time of year again, when art and wine lovers alike take to the streets of Central to participate in the art scene’s largest open evening. And hey, it’s all for a good cause. By Winnie Chau.

500 students build mosaiculture display

Over 500 students from 20 schools have put up a spectacular mosaiculture display named Jungle Games at Victoria Park. The display will be exhibited at the coming Hong Kong Flower Show.


Hong Kong ArtWalk 2009

Now in its ninth successful year, ArtWalk is Hong Kong's biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing the visual arts in Hong Kong’s art galleries.

Seattle U student makes bank off Obama artwork

Seamus McKeon Seattle University Spectator 26.02.2009
Seattle U student makes bank off Obama artwork

Iconic; revolutionary; inspired-a great deal has been said about Shepard Fairey and the artwork he has produced. Painter of the now-famous red, white and blue Barack Obama "Hope" image, Fairey has become an icon in the artistic and political worlds.


Art expo to challenge the senses

news.gov.hk 23.02.2009
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The Museum of Art's new Charming Experience exhibition running until April 19 enables visitors to open their senses to the works and messages of the participating artists.

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A new round of the Arts Corner will run at Victoria Park from 10am to 6pm every Sunday and public holiday until November 29, with 36 stalls selling handicrafts and artworks.


See HK from another perspective

news.gov.hk 07.02.2009
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The works of 20 photographers, who use the camera to express their feelings about Hong Kong, are on display at Yuen Long Theatre until February 19.

Snap up art bargains in crisis, says expert

Bonnie Chen The Standard 02.02.2009
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For those with the funds, the world economic crisis means valuable artwork at bargain prices.


Funnyman Jim Chim is serious on culture

Bonnie Chen The Standard 19.01.2009
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Laughter is his trade, but when it comes to the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, comedian Jim Chim Sui-man is dead serious.

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All museums and the Visual Arts Centre will close January 26 and 27 - the first two days of the Lunar New Year - the Leisure & Cultural Services Department says.


Ding Yanyong exhibition to open

news.gov.hk 19.12.2008
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About 200 works by artist Ding Yanyong will be displayed at the Museum of Art December 19 to April 5.

Teacher takes Russian art to the next steps

Bonnie Chen The Standard 15.12.2008
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Despite the financial crisis, a Russian art teacher plans to open her second Hong Kong art school in Mid-Levels next month.


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One of India's best known artists, M F Husain opened an exhibition on contemporary Indian art in a gallery in London, and is exhibiting his latest work on the terrorist attack on Mumbai.

Dearth of Design

Winnie Chau HK-magazine.com 28.11.2008
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If creativity knows no boundaries, then why is Hong Kong’s creative industry still struggling to make a name for itself, asks Winnie Chau.



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