World-Class Sculptures Debut at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

By Adam Robbins, February 26, 2018

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Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is now home to a star-studded sculpture garden of modest grandeur and approachable delight. 

The new Harbour Arts Sculpture Park stretches from Tamar Park near the city government in Admiralty to the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai and offers free views of works from 19 local and international artists, now through April 11.

Artist-Hank-Willis-Thomas---Ernest-and-Ruth-2015---Jonathan-Wong.jpgArtist Hank Willis Thomas inside 'Ernest and Ruth' (2015)

Participating artists include the following:

Chinese mainland

  • Zheng Guogu

  • Zhan Wang

Mexico

  • Bosco Sodi

Hong Kong

  • Ho Kwun Ting

  • Matthew Tsang

  • Wong Chi-yung

  • Kacey Wong

  • Morgan Wong

Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama

South Korea

  • Gimhongsok

United Kingdom

  • Rasheed Araeen

  • Michael Craig-Martin

  • Tracey Emin

  • Antony Gormley

  • Conrad Shawcross

  • Mark Wallinger

United States

  • Jenny Holzer

  • Tony Oursler 

  • Hank Willis Thomas

Matthew-Tsang-Man-Fu---Before-Collapse---Harbour-Arts-Sculpture-Park.jpgMatthew Tsang and his 'Before Collapse' (2018)

This is the beginning of a roll-out of public investments to set Hong Kong apart as an “international arts and cultural metropolis,” explained Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, in his address at the launch.

The official promise: “Xiqu Centre will open by the end of this year; Freespace, scheduled to open in 2019, has been topped out; and the M+ building will also open by late 2019. Furthermore, the Lyric Theatre Complex will be completed around 2021, while the Hong Kong Palace Museum is scheduled for completion in 2022.”

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To help the public fully appreciate these resources, the center is partnering with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to provide a series of workshops, symposia and guided tours in English and Cantonese. Or wait until the beginning of March when a new app (iOS and Android) will be released, offering detailed info on the sculptures and an audio guide in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Wong Chi-yung with his 'The Memories From the Tower of Light' (2017)

Mark Wallinger's 'White Horse' (2013)

'Gardenfork' (2017) by Michael Craig-Martin

[Images via Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, Jonathan Wong via SCMP, Honeycombers]

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