DescriptionHome --To Kwa Wan Station Public Art commission public art, Hong Kong. 2019. HKMTR. project Award: $560,000
Created over four years, photographs of the residents’ objects were assembled into 27 sets, accompanied by written testimonials from residents. Each coming with a story, these seemingly ordinary objects and testaments forms a time capsule, poignantly framed within floor plans of old tenement buildings.
The completion of the Shatin-Central Link has brought about significant changes to the neighbourhood. New high-rises replace old buildings. New tenants settle in. Old neighbours move away. To those who call this place “home”, what are the implications of urban renewal?
Home is not only a work of visual art. It is a creative process that engages the community. A total of 102 To Kwa Wan residents generously shared personal items to illustrate their ideas of “home”. Each comes with a story; these seemingly ordinary objects are loaded with fond memories and endearing sentiments.
Amidst changes in To Kwa Wan, “Homeliness” encapsulates the visual imagery of individuals, families and a community in a conceptual framework. Like a time capsule framed within floorplans of old tenement buildings, it preserves the residents’ “home”. “Every object accompanies the growth of a person and a family,” says the artist. “They are material traces of time. Individual memories come together as the communal visual culture of an era.”
Number of attendees (for events)unlimited
IncomeProject Award: $560,000
|Period||1 Jul 2021|
|Held at||Hong Kong MTR, Hong Kong|
|Degree of Recognition||Local|
- public art
- community art
- site specific installtion
- socially engaged art
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