The exhibition was a response to and continuation of The 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. By bringing the works showcased by a group of talented Hong Kong young architects and artists at the Biennale back to the community, it was hoped that public understanding of local and global innovative designs could be enhanced. The exhibition was also one of the celebratory events for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Hong Kong is a city known for its urban versatility and resilience; yet what is often seen in our architecture is rigidity and the lack of alternatives. The featuring architects and artists aimed to establish a discussion on pressing social needs, such as housing issues, market monopolies, urban planning and environmental problems. Inspired by ancient wisdom on the art of war, these innovative art pieces responded to the battlegrounds hidden in everyday lives, while experimenting on the ways to make a difference in society.
17 participating architects and artists included: Stanley Siu, So Kwok-kin, Mary Grace Chiu, Sunny Yung, Tony Ip, Kenneth Tse, Angus Ngai, Maggie Ma, Aden Chan, Jason Tang, Nikki Ho, Calvin Chan, Billy Chan, Ip Vaan, Chan Sim, Tang Kwok-hin and Paul Yip.
The exhibition was co-organised by Oi!, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.