Art at my doorstep
Hong Kong was home to me for more than 25 years and I know most parts of it like the back of my hand so yesterday afternoon when I decided to take a break and go for a walk on Hollywood Road which is where my brother’s flat is, I looked around and thought: God how could I have not noticed all these art galleries? Does stress make one unobservant I wonder.
There were at least a dozen that I saw on the small stretch of road that I walked on. I went into a few of them – there were some really interesting contemporary art pieces that caught my attention. Some great sculpture too.
There was politically motivated art as well as graphic design pieces that were certainly unusual – some i liked, others that were blatantly based on the Chinese revolution that I didn’t take to much.
Some work by established local artists and newer pieces from up-and-coming young artists.
It seems there is an increasing tendency for artists to open up their own galleries although there are still a great number of places where a variety of exhibitions take place – the largest ones being at City Hall and the Hong Kong Arts Center. Each time I visit Hong Kong I notice that there are more public spaces where art is displayed – skywalks, the MTR, even street art. Wonderful to see. Wish we could have more of that in Karachi.
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