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Epic Battle: Secret Walls Pits Local Artists Against Each Other in Live Art Performance   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at The Fringe Club September 8th, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 9/2/14
Billing itself as “the World’s premier live art battle”, Secret Walls recently kicked off its second series in Hong Kong at the city’s iconic Fringe Club. Created in 2006 by Terry Guy at a bar in London, each event features two white walls side by side, 90 minutes on the clock, booze, a live DJ and two artists with the mighty black marker for battle. The winner is chosen based on a 3 point system, with input coming from judges and the all-important crowd vote, scientifically measured by a... [more]
The Altar of Electronic Art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Liu Dao Art Collective 六岛 at island6 Hong Kong May 13th, 2014 - July 12th, 2014
Posted 7/26/14
Following the glamorous opening of in May, island6, the cutting edge Shanghai-based artist collective, is currently showing a hypnotic collection of electronic art from the archives in their cozy Hong Kong gallery space. A mix of several recent shows, the exhibition includes interactive installations, mixed media, and framed LED panels—the only thing missing is a sofa on which to curl up and observe. The collaborative group bills itself as a “collective of tech-geeks and creative talents”... [more]
Art Basel | Hong Kong: User’s Guide   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at Art Basel Hong Kong May 14th, 2014 - May 18th, 2014
Posted 5/10/14
Following a successful launch last year, Hong Kong’s edition of Art Basel is back with a larger schedule of events and even more art than one can see in a week. This year boasts more than 3,000 works of art from over 200 galleries. Although a welcomed spotlight, Hong Kong was never lacking in the international art show circuit, or arts for that matter—we currently have several a year and even two fairs that proudly share the weekend with Basel (read on to find out who). While Basel has... [more]
As Hong Kong becomes an increasingly important force in the art world, with a local Art Basel edition, countless international galleries opening branches, and with the new, government-backed M+ Museum set to open in 2014, one can’t help but be hopeful for the urban art scene in a city where public art is basically nonexistent, if not discouraged. While the “traditional” tagging of buildings and alleyways found in every major city is apparent (but often overlooked by local and international art... [more]