Sculpture brings art closer to public

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2008, 12:00am

Inspired by the upcoming Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong, Public Art Hong Kong invited two of the city's renowned artists to create a horse sculpture called Hooves on the Move.

Public Art Hong Kong is non-profit organisation aimed at promoting art in the city.

Designed by Hong Kong Art School lecturers Francis Yu Wai-luen and Jaffa Lam Laam, the artwork is now on display at the public art space outside the Hong Kong Arts Centre in Wan Chai.

The local artists used the horse sculpture - originally provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club - with other innovative installations to create a setting for direct interaction between people and the artwork.

According to the designers, the Chinese name of the sculpture means 'to demonstrate the talents'.

They said they would like to bring art closer to the lives of ordinary people, especially those who rarely visit museums or galleries, and give them a chance to appreciate art.

The horse sculpture will be exhibited at the Arts Centre, along with four other public art pieces - L'air du Temps, La relativite du temps, Cycling in the Wing and Self/Others (version 2) - for one year.