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“Fundamentally Hong Kong? Delta Four 1984 – 2044″ Venice Biennale Response Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong in March 2015

Organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Exhibition entitled “Fundamentally Hong Kong? Delta Four 1984 - 2044” at the 14th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition opened a dialogue on the tension between Hong Kong architecture and urbanisation of the Pearl River Delta. Its response exhibition which is under the same title will run from 10th March 2015 (Tuesday) to 10th May 2015 (Sunday) in Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre to continue the discussion.

The 2014 Hong Kong exhibition in Venice attracted more than 30,000 visitors around the globe and was reviewed by more than 100 local and international media. Titled “Fundamentally Hong Kong? Delta Four 1984 - 2044”, the exhibition was the first cross disciplinary collaboration between films and architecture in the history of Hong Kong’s participation in the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition. Curators of Hong Kong exhibition – Mr Alvin Yip, Dr Doreen Liu and Mr Ivan Fu, cast aside their roles as architects to capture, through human eyes, four short films that live and move among these emerging locales and systems. Let light and sound tell the stories, question the meaning of architecture and suggest how to get back in touch with the most fundamental: people. In response to the exhibition theme of the 14th Biennale “Fundamentals”, curators aim to convey the message to the world that architects are not heroes or celebrities, but facilitators of civil society. The eight featuring architectures in the Hong Kong exhibition were therefore not selected for any great awards they had won, but how they responded to the needs of people through communication, whether they conveyed the wisdom of living.

The Response Exhibition will continue this discussion with the Hong Kong public. By bringing the exhibition back home, curators hope to invite local wisdom, imagination and perhaps new architectural possibilities for the future of the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta.

The Opening Ceremony of “Fundamentally Hong Kong? Delta Four 1984 - 2044” Response Exhibition, followed by a film screening of the four exhibiting movies, will be held on 9th March 2015 (Monday). Details are as follows:

Opening Ceremony

Date and Time 9th March 2015 (Monday), 7:00pm
Venue The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Officiating Guests Mr Jerry Liu, Head of CreateHKMr Vincent Ng JP FHKIA RA, President of HKIADr Wilfred Wong, SBS, JP, Chairman of HKADC
Representatives of Exhibitors LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. TFP FarrellsHerzog & de Meuron (to be confirmed) Hong Kong Architectural Services DepartmentHong Kong Housing AuthoritySchool of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong KongNansha Original Design Enterprise (NODE) Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen (to be confirmed) China Academy of Urban Plannings & Design

Film Screening

Date and Time 9th March 2015 (Monday), 7:30pm- 9:00pm
Venue Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Film Directors Ms. Heiward Mak, Mr Ho-Yin Ng, Mr Siu-Pong Wong and Mr Ho-Tat Tsim

Public can register for the film screening at the link below: 

The Response Exhibition will be open to public from 10th March (Tuesday) to 10th May 2015 (Sunday) at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. Details are as follows:

Exhibition Period 10th March (Tuesday) - 10th May 2015 (Sunday)
Opening Hours Mondays to Fridays: 10:00 am to 6:00pmSaturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 am to 7:00pm(Closed on Thursdays)
Venue Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre,Kowloon Park, Haiphone Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Admission Free


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