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By Shimron Singh | March 18th, 2023
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Starts : March 13, 2023
  • Ends : April 23, 2023

Famed artist JR, who has amassed over 1.7 million Instagram followers, comes back to Hong Kong with his towering art installation after his last visit ten years ago. The 12-meter-high and 12-meter-wide shows off the athletic prowess of the high-jumping athlete, enjoying the sensation of free fall. This gesture, JR shares, “is an invitation to take off, to achieve more, in reference to the GIANTS installation at the 2016 Rio Olympics”, which depicted three anonymous athletes with their perfect gestures across the city and were well-received by the public.

The immense installation “GIANTS: Rising Up” is made by canvassing the iconic black-and-white portraits onto the intricate arrangement of scaffolding. JR especially adds a touch of Hong Kong to this artwork by infusing traditional architectural craftsmanship – bamboo scaffolding. Distinguished by the sheer size and unique materials, the massive sculpture decorates the skyline with a striking effect.

JR “GIANTS: Rising Up” Public Art Installation

When? 13 March – 23 April 2023

Where? Ocean Terminal Deck, Harbour City

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