This single largest art installation ever to hit Hong Kong is finally upon us, and running for the next six months. A citywide installation by British artist Antony Gormley, Event Horizon has kicked off, bringing with it a collection of 31 sculptures that have been installed on various buildings around town. So how exactly does it work?
The installation was a massive feat, mounting 27 fiber-glass works to facades and rooftops, as well as four cast iron sculptures installed down on street level.
Make your way to City Hall, Hip Shing Hong Centre, New World Tower and St. George’s Building to see the life-size ground-floor sculptures, and try to spot the rest along the skyline without cramping your neck.
A joint project with the K11 Art Foundation, the installation is meant to be playful, like a game of hide and seek, while also highlighting the diverse architecture around Hong Kong. This is Gormley’s first appearance in Asia, following a series of similar installations in New York, São Paulo and London.