Presenter : Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organiser : Art Promotion Office
Collaborators : The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Executive Committee
Supporting Organisation : Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office – Tokyo
Activity Collaborators : soundpocket, Fleurs des Lettres,
Art Appraisal Club and Hong Kong Open Printshop
Hong Kong House, the new art hub organised by the Art Promotion Office which collaborates with the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, has been launched on 29 July.
Located in Tsunan Town in Japan, Hong Kong House is designed by Hong Kong architects, Yip Chun-hang and his teammates Otto Ng, Adam Kor, Lau Chun-tat, Lee Lit-kwan, Lau Yip-fay and Yau Chiu-ting, which serves as a showcase of Hong Kong art talents, a sustainable platform for arts and cultural exchanges, and a signature programme of the 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. We hope the Hong Kong House will not only be an art space introducing Hong Kong art talents to audiences worldwide, but also become a base for Hong Kong artists to stay and explore the rural nature, local culture and warm hospitality.
The inaugural exhibition of Hong Kong House which features Tsunan Museum of the Lost, a collaborative work of Hong Kong artists Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong, has been successfully held. It hoped to reaffirm and re-establish the forgotten people and events through the power of art. The artists visited residents and held workshops in Tsunan Town and had the privilege of collecting family albums from the residents. More than 50 old photographs mainly between 1960s and 1970s were selected. Leung and Wong interpreted and reconstructed the characters of unknown people through research, text descriptions, role re-enactments and posed photography, as a way to channel back to bygone, in an attempt to bestow a historical value and significance on the characters in this lost chapter of story.
Throughout the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018, students of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, literature magazine Fleurs des Lettres, art critics of Art Appraisal Club and sound art promoter soundpocket, organised a range of art programmes.