posted: 16 August, 2019
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For me, Asia is not just a place of friendships and an important region in which to do business; it’s where I look to for creativity, innovation, inspiration.
And to those who have spent time in Asia, and to many who have never set foot in that beautiful and bewitching continent, Hong Kong is particularly strong magic – which makes the current situation all the more troubling.
This week is a love-letter to Asia, the greater PRC and its various “autonomous regions” via features on skinheads, the beastie boys, fine art, and the gradual fading of Hong Kong’s neon lights.
- Hong Kong
As the light slowly recedes, neon signs and the stories behind them become a matter for preservation.
[Google Arts & Culture]
Taipei Dangdai Art Fair shows a region on the verge of massive change.
When MCA interviewed the Dalai Lama.
Scenes from the “Autonomous Region”.
The Beijing skinheads who adopted Romper Stomper as a style-guide.
- Ai Wei Wei
Live from Hong Kong.
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