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Interact, enjoy, participate: Only 4 weeks remain for Harbour Arts Sculpture Park

March 19, 2018 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

With only 4 weeks to go, Hong Kong citizens and visitors are invited to interact with, participate at and enjoy Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, the city’s first international sculpture park offering a unique opportunity to experience world-class art set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline.

New addition artwork by local artist Ko Sin Tung

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park lights up with new addition artwork Serene Green 清幽翠綠 (2018) by exhibiting artist Ko Sin Tung. The neon green installation in Western Garden projects the four Chinese characters Serene Green that translates to an environment surrounded by greenery, serenity, natures overwhelming charm, and its indisputable beauty. Ko presents a play on the conception and the irony embedded in the four words that customarily accompany the advertisements for luxury real-estate, and in this case a particular online advertisement of a flat located in Mid-levels West, Hong Kong.  Delving into Serene Green, Ko measures the power of the words that play a role of a crucial element in determining the action of acquiring real estate in the present-day.

Walk the park at night

Current works that come alive in the evenings are f / •w, 2017 by Tony Oursler, located at Hong Kong Arts Centre and can be seen between 7-11pm, and The Memories from The Tower of Light, 2017 by Wong Chi-yung, located at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

A museum without walls, the sculpture park is accompanied by the ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme – an engaging and extensive programme of free workshops, educational activities, support tools, interactive guided tours and more. The aim is to encourage discussion of art in the city and create a culturally vibrant Hong Kong through the appreciation and learning of arts and culture as well as enhance accessibility of the arts at every level of the community.

Caption: Join the ICBC (Asia) Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Photo Competition through the dedicated app for prizes up to HK$10,000 free ICBC credit card spending limit. The app is available for free on  iTunes and Google Play.

Curated by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Fumio Nanjo, Director of Mori Art Museum and Director of International Programmes at Hong Kong Art School, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (22 February – 11 April 2018is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre with lead partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme is supported by lead education partner, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Participating artists of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park include Rasheed Araeen (UK), Michael Craig-Martin (UK), Tracey Emin (UK), Ho Kwun Ting (HKSAR), Jenny Holzer (USA), Gimhongsok (South Korea), Antony Gormley (UK), Zheng Guogu (China), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Tony Oursler (USA), Conrad Shawcross (UK), Bosco Sodi (Mexico), Hank Willis Thomas (USA), Matthew Tsang Man Fu (HKSAR), Mark Wallinger (UK), Zhan Wang (China), Wong Chi-yung (HKSAR), Kacey Wong (HKSAR), and Morgan Wong (HKSAR). Additional feature artist includes Ko Sin Tung (HKSAR).

Partners and sponsors

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre with Lead Education Partner The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Lead Partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Sponsors are Phillips auctioneers, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (“ICBC (Asia)”) and Howse Williams Bowers, art-partners as Project Directors, Sinclair as Integrated PR Partner, Financial Times, Mr & Mrs Darrin and Bonnie Woo, ALTO, UAL: Central Saint Martins, Kai-Yin Lo & Hans Michael Jebsen, G4S and Prime Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park institutional partners include Royal Academy of Arts, British Council, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Public Art Hong Kong, Ms Cissy Pao and U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macau.

Supporting organisations are Artomity, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Kukje Gallery, Le Comptoir, Lehmann Maupin, Long March Space, Mestre Projects, Perrier-Jouët, Pearl Lam Galleries, Rossi & Rossi, Tang Contemporary Art, The Art Gorgeous, Victoria Miro, White Cube and Yageo Foundation.

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