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  • Apr 30, 2024

Main News: Hong Kong Public Art Looks to Inflate Visitor Numbers

Installation view of *TEAMLAB*’s Continuous, 2024, multimedia installation with sound, lights, dimensions variable, at Tamar Park, Hong Kong in 2024.

From chubby hearts to luminous eggs, two of Hong Kong’s government-funded recent “mega events” have drawn selfie-seekers as well as criticism from residents. Announced in 2022, the Mega Arts and Cultural Events (ACE) fund is an initiative to support 200 crowd-drawing concerts, exhibitions, and public installations from 2023 to 2025 to reinvigorate the tourism industry following Hong Kong’s post-Covid economic recession.