Press Release From K11 Group

To celebrate the Hong Kong Arts Month, K11 MUSEA and K11 Art Foundation brought back its annual K11 MUSEA Art Karnival from March 20 to May 14, 2023, highlighted by the City As Studio, China’s first major exhibition of graffiti and street art.

City As Studio: China’s first major exhibition of graffiti and street art

chalk art co-creation
Chalk painting (©K11 Group)

With its mission of popularising art to the public, K11 Group invited more than 200 diverse members of society comprising artists, schools and NGOs to co-create a record-breaking 60-metre-long chalk drawing at the Avenue of Stars to showcase the creators’ pursuit of inclusivity and diversity in the community. Participants worked in groups to experience first-hand the joy of improvisation, an artmaking technique widely used in street art, and co-create this record-breaking public artwork with City As Studio featured artists AIKO and Lee Quiñones, international animator Danny Casale and local artist Bao Ho.

The 60-metre-long chalk drawing to celebrate inclusion and diversity

fun chalk painting
Working together to promote inclusion and diversity (©K11 Group)

You can experience their pursuit for social inclusion and diversity through their vibrant works. Local charity Kids4Kids, created a painting depicting a group of youths with different races and cultural backgrounds. It represents diversity and inclusivity of one united community sharing their love and commitment to create a more caring Hong Kong. The artwork from Ling Liang Church Sau Tak Primary School illustrated its students and important values such as “respectful”, “humble” and “selfless” surrounding the school name, symbolising that they embrace these values and are determined to spread them throughout the community. Meanwhile, students from Gigamind English Primary School drew the Hong Kong skyline in the iconic style of legendary artist Keith Haring, who committed to promote inclusivity and diversity. They hope to spread the positivity and optimism that they gained from Keith’s art to the public.

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Curated by world-renowned curator Jeffrey Deitch, City As Studio features over 100 works by more than 30 artists, showcasing the breadth and depth of the graffiti and street art scene across generations, styles and geographies.

About City As Studio

Date:March 20 – May 14, 2023
Time:12 pm to 8 pm
Venue:6F, Kunsthalle, K11 MUSEA Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Ticketing:General Ticket HK$100 / Concession Ticket HK$50

Visit K11 Art Foundation’s website for tickets and more details.

Image credits: Courtesy K11 Group

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