Clockensnaps: Photos from Clockenflap 2018

We don’t know about you, but the crew at Coconuts HK is still running on that post-Clockenflap high today. Highlights included David Byrne’s wildly fun and inventive set, and Jarvis Cocker asking the audience what they were most afraid of (to which one person responded “the Chinese government“). Here’s a photo gallery featuring some of our favorite moments from ...

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Ma Jian on the need to tell the ‘ruthless, bloody truth’

Ma Jian on the need to tell the ‘ruthless, bloody truth’

Ma Jian walks into his interview at a Hong Kong hotel carrying a local newspaper under his arm after finding himself at the centre of a media storm in recent days. Two venues...

Interview: Chinese-American rapper Bohan Phoenix on confused cultural identity, hip hop in China, and Clockenflap

Interview: Chinese-American rapper Bohan Phoenix on confused cultural identity, hip hop in China, and Clockenflap

Bohan Phoenix, who will be making his Clockenflap debut this weekend, is fascinated with the concept of duality. It’s a recurring theme in much of his music, most notably...

Interview: Graffiti artist and illustrator Cath Love on her new gallery in Sai Ying Pun

Interview: Graffiti artist and illustrator Cath Love on her new gallery in Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong artist Catherine Grossrieder, AKA Cath Love, holds the key to a gallery. Well, it’s not exactly a key. It’s a remote control to unlock the door to what was, until...

Interview: Photographer Marcel Heijnen turns the lens on the city’s garage dogs in new photo book

Interview: Photographer Marcel Heijnen turns the lens on the city’s garage dogs in new photo book

Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen published a photo book on Hong Kong’s shop cats in 2016, and he tells Coconuts HK that after it came out, he received a lot of...

Documentary unravels mystery of Hong Kong’s abandoned classic cars

Documentary unravels mystery of Hong Kong’s abandoned classic cars

Classic car enthusiast Michael Tracy was shocked to discover a fourth generation Lincoln Continental — what he calls a “dream car” — on the back roads of Hong...

Creative Spaces: Old HK police, factory, and apartment buildings renewed as arts centers

Creative Spaces: Old HK police, factory, and apartment buildings renewed as arts centers

You can call it sustainable, repurposed, or just cool, but Hong Kong is seeing a movement toward vintage city structures put to new, creative uses. The latest was the re-opening...

Unveiled in HK, Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate

Unveiled in HK, Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate

A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani is expected to fetch $150 million, the highest ever pre-sale estimate for an artwork at auction, Sotheby’s said Tuesday as the work...

Ahead of exhibition, graffiti artist Dilk shows off his favourite spot for Hong Kong street art

Ahead of exhibition, graffiti artist Dilk shows off his favourite spot for Hong Kong street art

Steven Dilks — better known for his graffiti name ‘Dilk’ — calls it an oasis. Known as “Mong Kok alley,” the secluded passageway stretching between Argyle St...

Worlds apart: Hong Kong’s great art divide

Worlds apart: Hong Kong’s great art divide

As international galleries and wealthy collectors descend on Hong Kong for Art Basel, life for some of the city’s creatives is still a struggle to make ends meet. Art...


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