Neon signs FLASH in exhibition

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 December, 2004, 12:00am

A conceptual art exhibition will kick off at Shanghai Street Artspace on Friday, putting the spotlight on the bright neon signs of Mongkok.

Created by Ng Mau-wai and Viona Lee Wing-sum, Neon will feature an installation made from stacks of neon light tubes. The artwork reflects how fragments of local culture are parallel to the facets of Hong Kong's nightlife.

Neon is the fifth in a series of 10 exhibitions managed by the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Creative Arts and commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

The institute's students aspire to turn Artspace - located at 404 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei - into an interactive ground for local artists, schools and members of the public.

The exhibition, which runs until January 2, is open from 11am to 8pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free. For enquiries, call 2770 2157 or visit