Hong Kong Arts Centre celebrates 35th anniversary

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 3:06am

The Hong Kong Arts Centre hosted a 1970s-themed soiree to celebrate it 35th anniversary. To coincide with the celebration on Tuesday, the centre opened an exhibition entitled "Of Human Scale and Beyond: Experience and Transcendence" at its Pao Galleries.

The exhibition was curated by Singaporean art historian Eugene Tan and Connie Lam Suk-yee, one of the centre's executive directors. It featured work by nine Asian artists, including Leung Mee-ping from Hong Kong, Takahiro Iwasaki from Japan and Liu Jianhua from the mainland.

Art lovers flooded to the event, including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, West Kowloon Cultural District CEO Michael Lynch, Cissy Pao Pui-lai, Cathy Lee Chui Chi-kay and some of the participating artists.

Connie Lam said the exhibits provided a thought-provoking, inward journey.

"The exhibition provokes us to think about the world around us and our response to it," she said.

Some guests turned up in '70s outfits. Chui, a former model, wore a striped shirt and floral skirt, saying her look was inspired by veteran actress Connie Chan Po-chu.