What is liveability in a city if it does not overflow with art and art events... and art auctions? Art houses, artists and art event managers have discovered Hong Kong, and the results are impressive. So how can Penang learn from this?
On the day of the vernissage of the Art Hong Kong (Art HK) 2012, billions of Hong Kong dollars were wiped off the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which fell 3.19%, spooked by the worsening eurozone crisis and signs of a slowing China economy. This was on May 16. But the smartly dressed crowd who packed the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hall in Wan Chai were blithely out for a visual feast of some of the best that Art could offer from East and West.
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