Author: Christine Chan Chiu

Various artists 群展

Up Close – Hollywood Road II / Oct 11 – Nov 14, 2021 / The second road in Hong Kong to be built under colonial rule, Hollywood Road earned its reputation as an antiques market after merchants and sailors travelling from China back to Europe would put their wares up for sale here. In Up Close – Hollywood Road II, works from six contemporary artists and artist groups were shown alongside rare objects across five different Hollywood Road locations, sparking a conversation between the traditional and the modern. Curated by Hilda Chan and Iven Cheung, the artists worked with the respective galleries to develop pieces that not only complemented but also respected the antique collections. The presentation also encouraged new ways of looking at antiques, generating a novel appreciation for these objects within a contemporary context. At Nan Fung Place, Lau Hok Shing’s installation gave audiences a glimpse into the history and development of the Hollywood Road neighbourhood. Abnormal Institute of History and Culture of Hollywood Road (2021) was made using documents, books and various …