Visual Art

A Walk on the Wong Chuk Hang Side: Talks, Performances and More During South Island Art Day

That art districts emerge out of industrial corners of a city is not an unusual phenomenon. Drawn to the large spaces, low rents and high ceilings of disused factories and manufacturing high rises, galleries and artists pile in and, over time, make an otherwise culturally-barren locality their own. That is as much the story of […]...

The Exploding Hong Kong Building That Launched Zaha Hadid’s Career

Before she actually completed any buildings, Zaha Hadid was busy making them explode. When the Iraqi-born architect was first getting started in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she worked obsessively on concepts that tore apart architectural conventions. Instead of anodyne renderings, she painted her buildings as abstractions – sometimes in a state of disassembly or collapse. That […]...

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