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Know & Tel: Large Scale Street Art Works

Big art that is everywhere in Hong Kong.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 March, 2016, 12:50pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:01pm

Event Horizon (Look Up) by Antony Gormley
You may have already glimpsed Antony Gormley’s “Event Horizon” public art installation, which spans all over Hong Kong’s Central and Western districts and features copies of the artist’s body standing atop built structures as well as on ground level—one obvious one is just outside the Central MTR on Queen’s Road Central. Gormley hopes to engage the public to look at our urban setting by looking up in a new way. Don’t forget to find them all! Through May 18, Central and Western districts

Hong Kong on Steps
Seven groups of talented artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and France have brought the “Hong Kong on Steps” exhibition to PMQ. Stop by the art and design hub and you won’t miss the creatively painted scenes on 25 stairs. The project is a lovely way to incorporate art into our everyday lives especially in the busy setting of Hong Kong as it transforms stairs, an everyday necessity into a beautiful canvas that pushes us to look at everyday life differently. Through Apr 30, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central

Vaford Gates
Inspired by the Houston Bowery Wall in New York, the Vaford Gates in Chai Wan is Hong Kong’s largest rotating mural project, featuring work from a slew of international and local artists. This March, American muralist Aaron Li-Hill will be taking on the wall. Known for his mixed media use of painting and stenciling, Li-Hill plans to incorporate sculptural techniques to reflect the effects of industrialization in Hong Kong. Instead of his trademark fencing figures, he will be creating a mural of a figure practicing Tai Chi swords, which is considered to be a more aesthetic martial arts form. Gate 2 & 5, Paramount Building, 12 Ka Yip St., Chai Wan