Hong Kong is the city of the future, where skyscrapers are combined with multi-level interchanges, the latest technology and the highest standard of living. And fewer and fewer corners of the old, traditional Hong kong… The exhibition is dedicated to this disappearing city. miniature sculptures "In retrospect: Hong Kong zoomed in".
The creation of miniature cities is a very common form of modern art. On our website, we have already told you about the largest miniature airport in the world, located in the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, about the miniature streets of the USA by Alan Wolfson, about the miniature White House by John Zweifel and about the miniature city dreams from Michael Paul Smith. The exhibits presented at the exhibition "In retrospect: Hong Kong zoomed in" are the most similar to the latter.
This exhibition is now taking place in one of the museums in Hong Kong. And forty-two Hong Kong painters and sculptors take part in it, each of whom specially created for her a miniature fragment of old Hong Kong, that is, Hong Kong, which is rapidly disappearing with the advance of skyscrapers and highways, Hong Kong before the era of Globalization.
Among these miniatures you can see both whole pieces of city streets with old buildings, and the interior of one separate room. Such corners can still be found in Hong Kong. But in a few years they will no longer be - the modern metropolis will absorb them. Therefore, the exhibition "In retrospect: Hong Kong zoomed in" was organized to make people pay attention to the treasure that is still near them.
Moreover, when creating these miniatures, the artists used original handmade materials found by them in old districts (fabric, metal and wooden elements, details, etc.). It turned out very authentic, natural and beautiful.
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