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New Exhibition at F11 Foto Museum Reminisces on Old Hong Kong

A photography exhibition in Hong Kong will explore the past life of the harbour city between 1959 and 1960. A total of 130 photos will be shown at the F11 Foto Museum in the exhibition which will take place between the 3rd October 2019 and the 28th February 2020.  The show is called Ed Van der Elsken – Hong Kong the way it was. It will be the first time Elsken’s series will be shown in its...

A History of the Colour Purple

Betwixt vibrant red and calm blue sits ‘royal’ purple. You may call it mauve or violet, and it may not always be accompanied by a catchy preliminary adjective, but the colour purple was the most sought after in history, and has roots in mythology, piety, art and royalty. The most refracted colour when light passes through a prism, purple is at the far end of the visible colour spectrum, and is the hardest colour for...

The Commission of Election Art

As the release of the commissioned art for the U.K.’s general election approaches, we take a look at the previous works that have marked these historic political moments. Since 2001––the year the general election pitted Tony Blair, William Hague and Charles Kennedy against each other––the government has commissioned an artist to follow the campaigns of the differing parties in order to create an official piece of artwork to document the significant historical event. This year...

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