September 21, 2012

Going Public

One of the more inspiring cultural arrivals to the Hong Kong art and literary scene in 2012 doesn’t necessarily come in shades of gray but rather in black and white via Hong Kong’s hottest new art exhibit INSIDE OUT.  This outdoor exhibition of 16 large-scale black and white portraits of Hong Kong city dwellers looking up to the city’s skyscrapers can now be seen on top of one of the elevated footbridges above Connaught Road in Central.

Part of a global project by the artist JR, the exhibition aims to punctuate city life with anonymous faces of its inhabitants, and has appeared in different incarnations in cities around the globe from Paris to Tel Aviv. Over 175 people were photographed for the project in Hong Kong and the final 16 selected portraits, each measuring 6 meters x 6 meters, are now in full view from both IFC Mall and the Four Seasons Hotel.

Perhaps the best vantage point of all is from the incredible new Galerie Perrotin at 50 Connaught Road. A co-sponsor of the INSIDE OUT project, this much-adored gallery is also home to JR’s “Pattern” exhibit, which launched this week to great fanfare alongside the highly anticipated “D.R.O.P.” by abstract painter Peter Zimmermann.

So put down the book, get your mind out of the gutter, and look out the window! Hong Kong’s most groundbreaking new art exhibits have arrived.

Galerie Perrotin
17/F, 50 Connaught Road, Hong Kong
+852 3758 2180
Pattern and D.R.O.P. are on display until 10 November

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