The Central and Wan Chai Harbourfront will be dramatically transformed this February with the arrival of Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park, which will bring large-scale, museum-quality works to the public.
Presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre with support from lead partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park will showcase sculptures by over 18 emerging and established local and international contemporary artists – a first for both the artists and the city. The free exhibition, co-curated by Fumio Nanjo (below, left), Director of Mori Art Museum and International Director of Art Education at Hong Kong Arts School, and Tim Marlow (below, right), Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts, offers a unique opportunity for the wider public to experience world-class art set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline.
Cementing Hong Kong’s position as a global arts player, public and private organisations have come together to exhibit sculptures in an accessible, highly visible public space. In conjunction with a complementary education programme and a dedicated online portal, the city is ensuring that art is accessible to everyone in Hong Kong.
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is the realisation of a long-held vision of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, which aims to serve as a space for people to engage with art along the harbour. In recent years, the Centre has increased its efforts in art in public spaces. “Harbour Arts Sculpture Park makes two visions a reality while demonstrating how art can be part of our everyday lives,” says Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre.
The exhibition is accompanied by the Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Jockey Club Arts Education Programme – a diverse and extensive series of workshops and educational activities running throughout the exhibition and supported by lead education partner, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Hong Kong Arts Centre will also produce a dedicated app with detailed information on each of the sculptures and a multilingual audio guide in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park runs from 22 February to 11 April 2018.
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