The Invisible: Exhibition of the Hidden Communities in HK

The Invisible: Exhibition of the Hidden Communities in HK

About exhibition (有關展覽)

The Invisible: Exhibition of the Hidden Communities in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a city embodying glamour and affluence, embracing information explosion and technological advancement, overwhelms its inhabitants with visual and materialistic culture. In a city which can only be “seen”, what do we see?

 

This exhibition unveils a secret which has been hidden and opens a wound that has not healed. Treading the back alleys of the old neighborhoods, stepping on the ruined staircases, crawling into packed cage homes, visiting the learning center at urban slums, it serves as a conscious endeavor to disarticulate alienation and estrangement through a close encounter with these “invisibles” in our city. They are: struggling technician, diligent janitor, idealistic refugee, lonesome mentally deranged, hardworking immigrant from the mainland China, conscientious child-warrior…

 

When the mainstream media are constructing celebratory narratives of economic success, this exhibition reminds us that there are the anonymous “Invisibles” who contribute to this same prosperous dream…

 

在香港,我們觸目所及的盡是華麗時尚的事物,在這資訊發達的都會,我們似乎無所不知,偏偏浮華的都市掩蓋著我們不知的人和事。這個展覽帶領我們走入舊區小巷,踏上破舊小樓梯,鑽進擠迫的籠屋板房、貧民窟中的學習中心,接觸這些為社會遺落的無形人,他們是掙扎半生的技工、默默苦幹的清潔工、為理想而犧牲的難民、孤獨一生的精神病患者、積極向上的新移民、困境奮鬥的窮孩子……他們在社會上無形無名,卻切實地與我們同在,一同建設這富裕華麗的都市……

 

Exhibition details (展覽詳情 )

  • Date (日期 ): 16 Oct to 20 Dec 2015(Every Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Time (時間 ): 12:00pm -7:00pm
  • Venue (地點 ): SoCO 269, 1/F, 269 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
  • Contact (聯絡): 2713 9165

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