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February 24, 2018 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is officially open to the public, and will be part of Hong Kong’s iconic harbourfront for six weeks, until 11 April 2018.

The launch ceremony at Central and Western District Promenade was officiated by the honourable Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR; Mr. Nelson Leong, Board Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Ms. Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Mr. Tim Marlow, co-curator of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park; Mr. Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Ms. Kristine Li, Deputy General Manager of Henderson Land Development Company Limited; Mr Andy Hei, Council member, Hong Kong Arts Development Council; and Dr. Lesley Lau, Head of the Hong Kong Art Promotion Office, Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park features sculptures by emerging and renowned local and international contemporary artists. The immense, profound yet playful interactions between artwork, harbour, city and the public will be immense, demonstrating that art is for everyone, and is an integral part of daily life.

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, The Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR, said: “Harbour Arts Sculpture Park offers Hong Kong people and visitors alike an impressive experience to rest, stroll, jog, walk along and stop to admire the masterpieces in this vibrant urban setting. Set against the backdrop of HK’s iconic skyline and energetic harbour, the project pulls together people from all walks of life to experience art as part of our everyday lives. The sculpture park is the fruition of collaboration between the Hong Kong government, the creative industry and the arts and cultural community. This would not have been possible without strong support from all partners.”

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 support from 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.

Nelson Leong, Board Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Centre, said: “Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is representative of what the Hong Kong Arts Centre is all about – we are an open platform by which art, artists, educators and the public interacts, engages and influences one another.  We truly believe in the power of art and creativity in weaving a thread through the social fabric of any society and having positive influences on the well-being of its people. This year being our 40th Anniversary makes this project that much more special to us.”

Tim Marlow, co-curator of Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, said: “There is a real can do spirit in HK which we can see through the growth of artistic activities in the city. I hope that this museum without walls plays some role in the continuous momentum that cements Hong Kong’s international status as a growing art centre. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to select a range of artists, across differing media, cultural experience, age and status to engage in a variety of ways with one of the great skylines of the world. Extraordinary things can happen when we give artists both international and local the opportunity to show their work and engage with a broader audience.”

Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club said: “Embracing the idea that arts should be accessible to all, the Club is honoured to support and present the Harbour Art Sculpture Park Jockey Club Arts Education Programme. Apart from providing a diverse selection of activities under this programme that contribute to local audience building, we are allocating resources to ensure that underprivileged students and people with special needs can learn, appreciate and enjoy the exhibition through specially-designed tours and learning activities. The Club has designated Arts, Culture and Heritage as one of its strategic focus areas, and will continue to support more world-class exhibitions and programmes, in its endeavour to enhance the cultural richness and vitality of our city.”

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).

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 a public art symposium. 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. All visitors can save their spots for activities under the ‘Harbour Arts Sculpture Park’ Jockey Club Arts Education Programme via the official website www.harbourarts.hk or the mobile app that will launch end February 2018. To enhance public participation, visitors are invited to participate in the Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Photo Competition sponsored by ICBC (Asia) and capture the most beautiful scene of the Sculpture Park. Public can participate ICBC (Asia) Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Photo Competition via dedicated app and website to win the amazing prizes up to HK$10,000 free ICBC credit card spending limit.

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

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