Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
November 10, 2011 - November 30, 2012

Leung Chi Wo

Art @ Government Buildings – “There from Here”

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About the project


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.

Participating Students: Yu Oi To (City University of Hong Kong), Cheng Chiu Cheuk (Lingnan University)
, Gao Peng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Cheng Chui Wa (The University of Hong Kong), Wong Cheung (The University of Hong Kong).

About the artist


“There from Here” is a process. It is a project in which we learn about a place through people. It is about perception rather than knowledge. I would like to understand how others see Sham Shui Po, whether they live there or are simply passers-by. Society is a collective of individuals. We make use of our network to find out from various individuals the many fragments associated with Sham Shui Po.

Displayed in a space occupied by passers-by, this piece of work, embodying the invisible presence of many people, is dematerialised and temporary. It enables a conceptual encounter with and between individuals — the experience is similar to how we can be captured by the conversations or belongings of the strangers we meet. The dialogue involved has no beginning or end. This work is not only a collection of thoughts and traces of people but also a kind of map of a place.

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