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The Getaway Series IBack
Presented by: Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by: Art Promotion Office
The Art Promotion Office is dedicated to enhancing public spaces in Hong Kong with artistic features. Following the #ArtTravellers Exhibition Series previously held in the Trade and Industry Tower to create an innovative, artistic experience for visitors, we launched another public art project — the 'Getaway Series' — in conjunction with local artists, art groups, designers and architects. This time, the aim was to turn the Tower lobby into a creatively inspiring spot which offered users of the building as well as those in the neighbourhood a place to meet up and enjoy at leisure. The ultimate goal was to broaden the artistic vision of the general public.
We commissioned local architect Alvin Kung to create artistic seats with bamboo, a natural material, in the Trade and Industry Tower. Kung is a registered architect in Hong Kong and Denmark, and a winner of many local and international awards. His professional forte is crossover experimentation that covers art, building information modelling, landscaping and product design. He took the artistic concept of the ancient Chinese literati as his inspiration and translated it into four seats featuring the prunus, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo — an analogy of not only the four seasons but also the noble attributes of the Chinese intellectual, collectively known as 'the four noble ones'. The tall glass panes of the Trade and Industry Tower lobby let in ample sunlight. By making good use of these conditions of the premises, Kung unravelled the characteristics of the four seasons on the seats through changes in the insolation angle. The seats merged elements of art, nature and leisure to create a refreshing space.
Exhibition period: 31.12.2020 — 17.12.2022
Venue: 1/F Lobby, Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon
Monday to Friday: 9am — 6pm
Saturdays: 9am — 2pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays