Picks from the Collection | Hong Kong's Urban Landscape in Art

When 5 Jul - 17 Aug 2013
Where Asia Art Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s urban landscape changes on a daily basis. As the urban fabric is constantly reshaped with new blocks and high-rises, ‘disappearance’ has become a key to analysing such extreme development. On the occasion of the talk ‘Hong Kong’s Urban Landscape in Art’, Picks from the Collection brings together a range of material on art practices that respond to rapid urbanisation and high-speed construction in Hong Kong and other cities in Asia. Selected documents embrace a variety of subjects, ranging from artists’ protests over demolition and a strong interest in urban ruins to works by photographers who observe and capture the transformation of their cities, as well as writings about collective identity in relation to urban development.