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20.5.21 | Art Basel, anthropomorphic dust, and more.
Tomorrow someone special will be taking over High Tide: the one and only Harry Harrison, a cartoonist whose work you’ve definitely seen on the SCMP over the past 20 years.
Also, to celebrate Art Basel’s opening in Hong Kong after we missed it in 2020, today will showcase my latest and favourite picks in art.
Shenzhen authorities announce the intention to hire four young Hong Kong residents to work as civil servants. The local government referred to it as an “ice-breaking” move as part of the “Greater Bay Area” plan.
The government will look into opening up of vaccinations to those under 16. Since the US has allowed those 12 and over to get the BioNTech vaccine, HK officials will consider doing something similar.
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Who knew I’d find so much solace in a speck of dust?
The positive image of Dustykid attracts wide recognition and support from numerous commercial brands and NGOs such as The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong, UNICEF, Agent of Change and so on. It is a genuine representation of mental health ambassador.
Pace Gallery’s first two-person exhibit features Adam Pendleton, an American artist, and David Adjaye, a Ghanaian-British artist and architect. Both artists’ works “articulate a shared visual lexicon that explores questions of language, identity, and monumentality.”
The gallery will have their work on display until 30 June.
Asia Society’s Small Talks program with Art Central HK will be a series of discussions with local artists, collectors, and curators during this and next week. Asia Society is also at Art Basel, and you can visit their booth until 23 May.
They help us load up the kimchi pool.