The new extension of Oi!, the art space on Oil Street, is now open to the public. The highlight of the expansion, which began in 2019, is a new two-storey building called Oi! Glassie that will be an exhibition space and multipurpose venue.
In addition, Oi! is hosting two exhibitions to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, which is on July 1 this year. The first is Joyful Trees (Arbores Laetae), a tree-themed kinetic art installation created by American architectural group Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The other is d’strict Remix, a three-dimensional digital art exhibition by Korean art group d’strict that showcases anamorphic projection works of ocean waves and a blue whale.
There are other art events at Oi!, which include:
- Our Living Library: A six-month-long project in which artists and creative groups showcase displays, performances and activities to engage the public in lived experiences.
- Neverending Garden: An art exhibition that interprets the conflict and coexistence between urban development and nature from different perspectives.
- XCHANGE: A series of public engagement activities to showcase creativity as a problem-solving tool.
- People-Plant-Place: A project to promote urban gardening.
- Three Gardens: Virtual and actual rock installations based on Chinese landscape architecture.
- Oi! Sunday: Weekly activities that give the public opportunities to experience art creations.
Visitors can also view outdoor art installations as part of Branching Benches and Mapping Oi!
Oi! is located in a Grade 2 Historic Building and has been an LCSD-run art space since 2013. It was previously the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
Header image credits: Hokyuen Lung FAI yangom via Wiki Commons