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Gretchen So at HKI Gallery

Gretchen SoEvolving Territories – Hong Kong in TransitionJun 28 – Jul 20, 2022Opening: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022, 6pm–8pm HKI GallerySuite 701, 7th Floor, Chinachem Johnston Plaza178-186 Johnston Rd, WanchaiHong Kong+852 2153-3325Tue–Sat, 12pm–7pm hkigallery.comgretchenso.com HKI Gallery presents Evolving Territories – Hong Kong in Transition, a photography exhibition featuring images taken by Gretchen So between 1994 and 2000. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the handover, this exhibition is a candid portrait of Hong Kong at a crucial historic juncture.  About this projectThere are cities that appear to be a stratification of structures and ages; cities that appear to be never completed or always on the verge of radical reconstruction. Hong Kong is one of them: a changing and diachronic megalopolis encapsulating various political and social eras that shaped its history. Its tumultuous and disorienting topography reflects the lives of its inhabitants, whose restless relationship with the territory is distinguished by continuous construction projects and massive land reclamations, uninhabited areas and densely populated neighborhoods. Hong Kong began as a simple farming and fishing village and has since grown into an important free …