Event: Are Hong Kong’s art and culture in crisis? A talk by John Batten

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Hong Kong Free Press

*[sponsored]* Like the rest of the city, Hong Kong’s arts and culture institutions are facing political challenges and a brain drain of artists. Institutions, such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival have seen a new director. And concerns about self censorship in the sector flared after the Hong Kong Arts Development Council was criticised for funding films about the 2019 protests amid the national security law. Hongkongers are becoming more interested in the arts, but are they seeing good, challenging works and displays? Are art venues responding to their demands? Or is a conservative bureauc…

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