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Asia society Hong Kong center – To see the forest and the trees

July 6 @ 8:00 amSeptember 8 @ 5:00 pm HKT

Asia society Hong Kong center - To See the Forest and the Trees

Exhibition dates

06 July 2019 – 08 September 2019

In response to Hong Kong’s devastating loss of trees caused by the tropical cyclone Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018, this exhibition explores the role and significance of trees within our environment, culture, and history. Inspired by the expression, “cannot see the forest for the trees,” which describes when one fails to grasp the big picture by focusing only on a certain aspect, the exhibition addresses the urgency to preserve the well-being and future of our planet in dire geological decline. Through artworks by Allora & Calzadilla, Sally Bunker, South Ho, Vvzela Kook, Post Tree Lifestyle, James Prosek, Frank Tang, Natee Utarit, Haley van Oosten and Trevor Yeung; a music series curated by Charles Kwong and other community education programs, this exhibition promotes the importance of environmental protection to engineer a sustainable future.

以回應颱風山竹於2018年9月吹襲香港,對城市林木造成摧毀性影響,本展覽探索香港林木生態對城市環境、文化與歷史的重要性。「見樹不見林」,意旨過於注重細節,而忽略整體大局;啟發自這諺語,是次展覽提出人類與大自然共生共融的關係,及保育環境生態的逼切性。展覽包括Allora & Calzadilla、Sally Bunker、何兆南、曲倩雯、樹後生活、James Prosek、鄧啟耀、纳提·尤塔瑞、Haley van Oosten及楊沛鏗的藝術作品,同時配合由鄺展維策劃的音樂系列以及其他公共教育項目。

About the gallery

Located in the heart of the central business district, Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) is situated at the Former Explosives Magazine of the British old Victoria Barracks in Hong Kong, a site steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty.

Our Center houses a group of four former British military buildings. Part of the old Victoria Barracks, originally built during the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. The site was later abandoned in 1980’s until it was granted to ASHK by the government of Hong Kong for adaptive reuse.

The site was revitalized with funds generously donated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and other local and international individuals and organizations. Through the vision of internationally acclaimed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and careful conservation, this transformed site was successfully opened to the public as a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012.

Opening Hours

Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Asia Society Store
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Last Thursday of the month (during exhibition period only unless otherwise stated): 11 am – 8 pm
Closed on Mondays
Last admission: 60 minutes before closing

亞洲協會香港中心及商店
星期二至星期日:上午11時至下午6時
每月最後一個星期四:上午11時至晚上8時(如另有安排,開放時間會登於特定展覽頁面)
逢星期一休館
最後入場時間:閉館前60分鐘

Directions

By MTR

Admiralty Station, Exit C1 to Queensway Plaza
Take the footbridge to Level 2, Pacific Place
Take the escalator on the right all the way up to Supreme Court Road
Turn left and follow the signs to British Council and the British Consulate-General
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is located right across the street from the British Consulate-General

By Bus

Bus stop outside Pacific Place, Admiralty
Take the escalator up to Level 3, Pacific Place
Take further escalator all the way up to Supreme Court Road
Turn left and follow the signs to British Council and the British Consulate-General
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is located right across the street from the British Consulate-General

By Taxi

A drop-off point at Asia Society Hong Kong Center main entrance on Justice Drive; or
Get off at Conrad Hotel. Asia Society Hong Kong Center is just two minutes’ walk across the road; or
Get off at Hong Kong Electric Centre on Kennedy Road, walk through the pedestrian tunnel to the main entrance of Asia Society Hong Kong Center in four minutes

Parking

*The Center does not have any parking facilities and no parking is allowed in the Center. The nearest carpark is in Pacific Place.

*Charter/coach buses are not permitted to wait or park on Justice Drive but may stop long enough to unload or load passengers at the designated zone(s) of the Center. Please note that these laws are strictly enforced by the Fire Services Department.

Details

Start:
July 6 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Asia Society Hong Kong Center
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine, 9, Justice Dr, Admiralty
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hong Kong
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Phone:
+852 2103 9511
Website:
https://asiasociety.org/hong-kong
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