Street-art and TaiKoo Place; these two things don’t seem to have any connection as one represents “casual” pop art culture whereas the other one is all about the “serious” suits, high heels and business conversations. Stereotype it may be, however in my experience it was proven fact after I visited the street art exhibition held at TaiKoo Place. The reason why I added it to my monthly must-visit events list is probably because I just visited Melbourne last month, and the large-scale street art interpenetrates into the city centre where shopping malls and commercial buildings intersperse, and provides Melbourne a special artistic ambience right in its downtown centre.
Work in Progress is an international street art exhibition that has been taking place from mid-June till 7th July and features international artists, including American artists Cyrcle and Cannonball Press, Australian artists Beastman, Meggs and RONE, as well as Victor Ash from Demark. Surprisingly, Hong Kong’s local artists occupy a large proportion of all participates this time, such as 4 Get, Cat Time Biatch, Mark Goss, Pantone C, Parent’s Parents, XEME, and Peter Yuill as well. It is taking place in TaiKoo Place and integrates both car parks, building exteriors and interiors.
This three-week exhibition showcases artworks including sculptures, scrawls, murals and mixed media installations. Cannonball Press’ artwork is the one that impressed me the most – a tornado-shaped paper mural erection that stretches out from the ceiling to the floor, on which you can see plenty of gorgeous drawings, including flowers, animals and cartoon faces on it. But sure, other art pieces also have their own appeal to attract visitors. Moreover, there is a big screen running some video clips about the progress of these art pieces being created.
To take a look of some of the art pieces at: SwireIslandEast
Work In Progress – Street Art Exhibition
June 17th – July 7th, 2013
13th Floor, Somerset House TaiKoo Place, Island East, Hong Kong
By MTR: Exit A Quarry Bay
10 am – 7 pm, Daily (no admission after 6:30 pm) Free admission