HONG KONG – As one of the world’s most dynamic cities, Hong Kong is home to a fountain of creativity and a new site in Central offers audiences the opportunity to see original new public artworks by some of Hong Kong’s best-known artists and some of the city’s most exciting emerging artists.
From 21st March 2016, the hoarding surrounding H Queen’s (HQ), the new purpose-built 24-storey gallery and lifestyle tower also known as HQ, presently under construction at 80 Queen’s Road Central and due to open in mid-2017, will showcase a series of newly commissioned works by 10 Hong Kong artists.
On the Queen’s Road facade, the artist known as Frog King (Kwok Mang Ho) will build a graffiti wall using his distinctive iconographical elements and his signature “sandwich font” that switches back and forth between English and Chinese in clever ensembles that alternate between irony and parody. Lam Tung-pang is one of Hong Kong’s most highly awarded young artists. His work invariably relates to some specific situation or social context. On the Stanley Street façade, Lam is making a large site-specific contemporary work that blends elements of old and new Hong Kong.
The Pottinger Street facade is a covered passage-way adjacent to HQ. This section will present the work of eight younger or emerging Hong Kong artists. They are Ho Sin Tung, Bosco Law, South Ho, Damon Tong, Esther Poon, Stanley Siu, Tony Ng and Peggy Chan.