HKAGA x Ferragamo Collaboration Revitalises Sheung Wan District with Art and Creativity
Central West Hong Kong
13 – 18 March 2021
13 – 14 Mar | Man Mo Temple
15 – 16 Mar | No. 174 Queen’s Road Central, Central
17 – 18 Mar | Harbour City Pier 3 Parking, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 11 am – 7 pm Daily
A pop-up truck travelling around Sheung Wan and Tsim Sha Tsui will display artworks from four Hong Kong artists – Afa Annfa, Keith Macgregor, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze and Wai Wai – alongside the new Gancini collection. Showcasing a fusion of tradition and innovation, the truck will be decked up with elements of a traditional bing sutt (literally “ice room”, an old café that typically served up iced drinks and pastries in Hong Kong) reimagined through the design of architect duo DOTES.
Submitted through an open call for Hong Kong artists organised by HKAGA, the works displayed in the truck all allude to the city’s culture, echoing the historical facet of Sheung Wan, a district dotted with bing sutts in the 50s to 60s where one can still catch a glimpse of the old Hong Kong amidst the antique and dried seafood shops that line its streets.
Afa Annfa’s Sugar Cubes whimsically rekindles the artist’s childhood memories and sensitivity to shapes in a bing sutt; Keith Macgregor reflects a visual contrast between the British and Chinese cultures in his photographic work Mong Kok Disco Tailor; Romain Jacquet Lagrèze rearranges Chinese characters from shop signs and gives them new meanings in his two works Hong Kong Culture and Emerging Culture; common items found in a bing sutt constitute the main stage of Wai Wai’s titular Bing Sutt.