Art fans alert! Harbour Arts Sculpture Park officially opened yesterday at Central and Wanchai Harbour front. The Park will stay open to public for six weeks until April 11.
The Sculpture Park is a collection of works by 19 local and international artists including Britain’s Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin, Japan’s Yayoi Kusama, Michael Craig-Matin as well as Jenny Holzer and Hank Willis Thomas from the United States. There is also a selection of sculptures by local Hong Kong artists such as Kacey Wong, Ho Kwun Ting, Matthew Tsang, and Morgan Wong etc.
Curated by Tim Marlow, artistic director at the Royal Academy of Arts, and Fumio Nanjo, director of Mori Art Museum and director of international programmes at Hong Kong Art School, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park is presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre with support from lead partner H Queen’s by Henderson Development Limited and Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
“I think public art is a unique place to make a statement and I wanted to make a work that people could inhabit and basically become a part of,” said Willis Thomas, perched inside a large metal speech bubble.