Flagship gallery show raises fears for Hong Kong arts

The Citizen | Caroline Henshaw:

Hong Kong on Tuesday gets its first glimpse of the collection at the heart of its new flagship gallery, with an exhibition that has highlighted fears Beijing’s influence in the city is infecting the arts. The M+ Sigg show features 80 works by famous Chinese names including Yue Minjun — known for his paintings of laughing faces — and surrealist Zhang Xiaogang… Read more

Image:  Visitors stand by an artwork by Chinese artist Wan Guangyi titled “Mao Zedong: red Grid No. 2” during the preview of the M+ Sigg art show in Hong Kong. AFP / Philippe Lopez