An upcoming exhibition will carry collectively two vastly completely different cities on reverse sides of the identical ocean. Organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Island__Peninsula is a 14-day public exhibition which goals to match the contrasting city landscapes of each Los Angeles and its Chinese language counterpart whereas illustrating what they imagine to be a singular “Hong Kong fashion”.
Sixteen displays have bene organized underneath 4 themes that embody the structure of Hong Kong: glamor, effectivity, orderliness, and fixed change. The displays will likely be displayed within the type of “islands”, an idea impressed by a 1975 novel, Island and Peninsula, by Liu Yichang which explores fragments of every day life within the Chinese language metropolis composed of 263 islands.
Accordingly, Island__Peninsula will supply a spread of each constructed and conceptual work at numerous scales from particular person houses, high-density towers, streetscapes, and group services. Works on view will embrace a theater emphasizing the standard Chinese language craft of bamboo scaffolding, speculations on transit-oriented developments, and the way a college venture adapts to the undulating hillside terrain of the town.
Beneath the “Land of Effectivity” theme, one exhibitor opened a dialogue between the 2 cities by means of a venture referred to as “Case Research Tower”. Using the symbolism of Artwork & Structure’s Case Research Homes, Chiu Ning and Lau Wai Kin multiplied and composed imagery and drawings of the houses to visualise a fictional tower typical of Hong Kong’s residences.
In concurrence with the exhibition, an interactive set up titled “Skyline Cello” will likely be on view at Hysan Place in Hong Kong. The artist, Keith Lam, “makes use of the skyline of Hong Kong and Los Angeles as musical rating”, encouraging guests to create their very own “music of the town.”
Island__Peninsula was co-curated by Chang Hoi Wooden and So Kwok Kin and can run from September 19 by means of October 2 on the Westfield Oasis Area at Westfield Century Metropolis, Los Angeles.