Visit us at Art Central Hong Kong next week from 26 March - 1 April and take on the role of collector, artist and curator in our interactive art piece created with artist Gary Mok!
‘Our Dream City’ is an artwork that will take shape over the duration of Art Central, paying homage to the vibrant city of Hong Kong and the collective, creative responsibility we all have in making it the best city it can be. The process begins with ‘My Dream City’, an art piece created by Gary Mok offering an imagined cityscape of Hong Kong, combined with other cities including Beijing and Shanghai.
In return for a small donation, you may select and take home a piece of Gary’s artwork. There are 177 signed and numbered pieces in total, to reflect the number of years that have passed since Hong Kong was established. As pieces are removed, the artist’s ‘Dream City’ is deconstructed. You are invited to use our digital tools to draw elements from your own dream city, which will be printed and installed to replace the missing pieces. ‘My Dream City’ will therefore undergo a transformation, through curation by the public, to become ‘Our Dream City’. Through this collaborative artwork, Gary intends to harness the creativity of the Hong Kong public to demonstrate how art empowers individuals and impacts whole cities. In the words of Joseph Beuys; everyone is an artist.
Gary Mok Wai Hong (b. 1977, Hong Kong) is an artist and curator who gained his BA and MA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His artworks been have met with critical acclaim and he is one of the select few to have been nominated as a finalist for The Sovereign Asian Art Prize multiple times; in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2014. As well as now acting as nominator for the Prize, Gary actively supports the careers of emerging artists through the organisation of exhibitions and events across Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.
This project is inspired by the artist’s recent large mural ‘Dual Sim’ and is made possible with the kind support of Galerie Ora-Ora.
SAF supporters can enjoy a discount* on tickets for Art Central using promo code SOVEREIGN. Buy tickets here
*HK$30 discount off general entry tickets from Tuesday – Sunday (excludes Concession & First Night Tickets).
Visit us at Booth E22
Monday 26 March [First Night] | 5pm-9pm
Tuesday 27 March | 11am-5pm
Wednesday 28 March | 11am-5pm
Thursday 29 March | 11am-9pm
Friday 30 March | 11am-7pm
Saturday 31 March | 11am-7pm
Sunday 01 April | 11am-5pm