Hong Kong Arts Month: A sneak peek
HONG KONG’S Art Month is just around the corner and colorful creations are already springing up.
One of the most vibrant additions to Hong Kong Art Month which runs throughout March can be found at the harbourfront.
The area is usually visited for its incredible vantage point looking over glistening skyscrapers and busy ships navigating the waters – perfect for pictures.
The new art installation certainly adds a little bit of je ne sais quoi to the waterfront. The exhibit here includes a giant yellow pumpkin, a map of the stars and a pair of disembodied legs.
The Harbor Arts Sculpture Park, which officially opened to visitors last Thursday, is showcasing work from Britain’s Antony Gormley and über famous Tracey Emin who rose to acclaim with the My Bed installation at the Tate.
The park is also hosting work from Japan’s Yayoi Kusama as well as Jenny Holzer and Hank Willis Thomas for the US.
“I think public art is a unique place to make a statement and I wanted to make a work that people could inhabit and basically become a part of,” Willis Thomas told The Malay Mail Online while perched inside a large metal speech bubble.
Willis Thomas is known for creating conceptual art which explores themes of race, identity, history, and class. This thought-provoking piece is one of his two sculptures that can be found at the park.
What can you expect from Hong Kong’s Art Month?
A spectacular program of exhibitions, dance, music, theater, workshops, and tours has been put together to showcase local and international creativity.
Some of the highlighted events that are not to be missed include work from Art Basel which showcases craft from the great modern masters as well as leading contemporary artists of our time.
Also on the schedule is “A Journey through Art: Tour and Coffee Workshop“, because as the coffee culture grows across Asia, so do the techniques used to create this caffeinated beverage. So much so that many describe coffee making an art form.
Possibly one of the deepest and most engaging exhibitions to catch in March’s event is Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief world Tour.
This exhibition explores the social, political and philosophical implications of popularity 80s charity singles in a cross-cultural context.
A full schedule can be found here, but be sure to put away your itinerary for an afternoon or two and head around the state to explore the incredible artworks which adorn garage doors, walls, and pavements.
Source: Travels travelwireasia.com