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EVENTS – HK Fan Zone: Mini-Music Festival in Central This Week

HK Fan Zone – a new event to compliment the Rugby 7s – is now in full swing each night at the New Central Harbourfront park…

The atmosphere and set-up is tantamount to a mini-Clockenflap – with food stalls, kids areas and some acts, such as 2 Many DJs and De La Soul, making a welcome return to the city. There are also fun fair-style games, bean bags and large screens to catch the rugby action throughout the weekend.

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EVENTS – Story Worthy Week: Hong Kong 2013 1

CxsN6rM.png (135×160)StoryWorthyWeek‘ is a new HK-based arts festival that believes that everyone in Hong Kong has a story to tell. Running from Tuesday 6th till Wednesday 14th of September, it features local and foreign performers sharing their best stories.

Events are as follows:

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ART – Full Lowdown & Map for Hong Kong Art Week 2013 2

Hong Wrong will be reporting from all of the main art fairs this week. Below is the only fully comprehensive, unbiased summary of the all week’s ‘Off Basel’ events. Scroll down for a map. Click here for previous coverage.

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Art Basel: Thursday 23rd, May until Sunday 26th. Noon till 7pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and noon to 5pm on Sun.
Wan Chai Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai. HK$250 or $150 concessions for one day or 4 days is HK$750/$450 via HK Ticketing.

ART HK is re-branded as Basel HK this year. Over 250 galleries from 35 countries will be divided into four areas with free talks throughout the weekend. One of the highlights will be the launch of a book about HK graffiti artist, The King of Kowloon… Intelligence Squared Asia will also host a live debate on the motion, ‘The market is the best judge of art’s quality.’ on Friday, May 24th. Unmissable.

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Asia Contemporary Art Show: Thursday 23rd, May until Sunday 26th. 12:30pm – 8:30pm Fri/Sat/Sun.
 J.W. Marriott Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway. HK$120 (VIP $240). 

ART – Revealed: Ai Weiwei’s New ‘Baby Milk’ Sculpture (Photos) 3

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HK’s annual art week saw its unofficial launch last night with the unveiling of Ai Weiwei’s new sculpture. His latest work relates to the baby milk scandal and forms part of Para Site’s exhibition entitled ‘A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story‘. The shows and located at G/F, 4 Po Yan Street (until July 20th) and the Civic Centre, Sheung Wan (until May 26th). Weiwei’s piece is at the Civic Centre…

ART – Julianne Yang’s Citylines – Sketches of Unseen Strangers in HK 3

Julianne Yang’s Citylines is a new tumblr blog featuring sketches of Hong Kongers going about their day.

We do not meet her subjects in the photos, instead each person is rendered in blue or black ink giving us just an ‘impression’ of small, lonely moments in the life of our city…

EVENTS – Win Free Tickets for the Affordable Art Fair This Weekend

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Hong Wrong is offering a pair of free tickets – worth HK$240 – to the Affordable Art Fair at the Wan Chai Exhibition Centre. Simply tweet this page (with @hongwrongblog) or ‘re-share’ our post on Facebook. On Thursday, tickets will be mailed to a winner, chosen at random, in time for the weekend. Opening hours are as follows…

  • Friday, 15th March, 12noon-6pm.
  • Saturday, 16 March, 12noon-8pm.
  • Sunday, 17 March, 11am-6pm.

With Art Basel HK on the horizon, this weekend promises to be a refreshing change from the usual works and galleries seen at the city’s art fairs. Pieces from established names as well as from young, emerging artists will be on display and available to buy. Price tags will range from HK$1,000 to HK$100,000, and over 120 galleries are participating.

Regular tickets are available over at HK Ticketing or click here for a Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer on the door. A full guide to the fair can be found in this week’s HK Magazine.

The fair includes work by Keith Macgregor…

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