The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is the city’s oldest public park. To celebrate its history and natural flora and fauna, art organization Lumenvisum has brought together 17 artists to install artwork at various locations inside the park.
Among the forest housing the 23 “old and valuable trees”, for instance, you’ll encounter a display of translucent photographs that capture in detail the textures, lines and form of the trees by photographer Enoch Cheung. At the central fountain, walk along bamboo installation Chasing Sounds by Macau duo Impromtu Projects, which is inspired by bamboo scaffolding and designed to naturally amplify sounds from musical instruments.
Every artwork is inspired by the history, collective memories, cultural imagination as well as natural attractions of the garden. The wide range of art pieces blend in with the garden landscape, and invite the audience to explore and discover the park in new ways.
Organized by the city’s Art Promotion Office, the “Hi! Flora, Fauna” art project features local artists including Nadim Abbas, Chan Hay-ching, Enoch Cheung, Eunice Cheung, Deep Food, Impromptu Projects, Human Ip, Sharon Lee, Leong Ka-tai, Leung Mee-ping, Ng Hoi-chi, Gretchen So, Tung Wing-hong, Dio Wong, Morgan Wong, Wong Wo-bik, and &dear, along with Lumenvisum and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
“Hi! Flora, Fauna” art project, now through June 30, 2021
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Albany Road, Central