Hong Kong's widely acclaimed contemporary art exhibition, ART IN PUBLIC SPACES ART WINDOWS, is presenting a whole new series of site-specific artworks in highly-visible retail windows all over Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. This unique project is bringing today's art to the public, helping make it part of everyday Hong Kong life.
Response to ART Windows has been overwhelmingly positive since the program began in August. A wide cross-spectrum of the community, including, most importantly, the general public has provided extremely encouraging comments about the project. There has also been extensive media coverage of ART Windows and the high-quality works it is presenting.
The new series of outstanding artworks on display provides an excellent introduction to Hong Kong's growing and exciting contemporary art scene. September highlights include a colorful, multi-media installation with computer-generated images at Causeway Bay Seibu by David Lui. In Tsuen Wan, a mysterious, pulsating light box installation by Jonathan Wong is on display at The Body Shop. Freeman Lau's magical fiber-optic installation, " Dream", can be viewed at Episode in Central.
In October there will be many more installations. Architect Corrin Chan's assemblage artwork based on several months of historical and social research will be exhibited in Tuen Mun at Offspin. Ms. Chan's research traces Tuen Mun's history back to the Stone Age, through the Han and Tang dynasties, and up to its present urban development. Alan Chan's giant, tilted steel bowl and chopsticks exhibited at the entrance of Seibu in Pacific Place reflect the importance of "a bowl of rice" to Chinese and other Asian societies. Several other exciting installations, including Fiona Wong's white porcelain and Josiah Leung's shoe sculpture, will also be shown from now until October 30, 2001.
The Closing Discussion will be co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong. Professor Boris Groys, director of the Academy of Arts, Vienna, will talk about ART Windows. The public is invited to attend.
ART Windows is curated and organized by Sabrina Fung and presented by SFFA projects (a not-for-profit program). The project is part of a continuing initiative to raise contemporary art awareness in the everyday life of Hong Kong. It has been made possible by generous funding from The Annie Wong Art Foundation. Windows are sponsored by: G.O.D.; Joyce; Kitterick, Millie's; Offspin; Seibu; and The Body Shop. Equipment is sponsored by Phillips Electronics Hong Kong. AON is the insurance sponsor for all the artworks.
ART WINDOWS Locations: ||see schedule attached|
|Art Windows:||Brochures are available for $30 each at participating stores|
|| Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:00pm|
|At: ||Pacific Place Level One, Seibu's main entrance. Free Admission|
For further information, please contact ART Windows' coordinator Ms. Lily Ng at tel (852) 2869-8042, fax (852) 2869-8037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.