The project has commissioned three renowned local artists, Man Fung-yi, Leung Chi-wo and Justin Wong Chiu-tat, to design and install works of art in three selected government buildings – the Tsuen Wan Government Offices in the New Territories, the Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices in Kowloon and Revenue Tower in Wanchai on Hong Kong Island. The project also aims to be a seedbed for future art administrators and creators of public art, and it has invited tertiary students from various university departments with an interest in art to join an eight-month Mentorship Programme.
Regardless of your background, life is never easy.
“Difficult Life Station” does not intend to provide solutions to the problems in life. Rather, in a humorous and ironic way, it aims to provide a platform for white-collar employees who work around the clock in an office to contemplate life or even create a new one. The work of art arouses their interest in their surroundings as well as their observation and imagination about the subtle aspects of their lives, so that they can get away from their routine and become more creative. In addition to the free Wi-Fi network available in the government premises, we have provided an alternative network that at the same time reveals the delicate relationships among people and reflects our imagination about our surroundings.
Life is not easy, but we can always find pleasure in it. The question “How are you today?” does not necessarily lead to the model answer “I am fine”, but rather encourages people to reflect on the challenges of life.