Bi-City Hong Kong / Shenzhen Architecture Biennale
Curated by Colin Fournier
Kwun Tong Ferry Pier
A continuous metropolis, Hong Kong – Shenzhen is rapidly merging to become a megacity in the South China region. Closed between the China Sea and China itself, Hong Kong had no choice but to look in the direction of its twin sister Shenzhen. In this sense, Hong Kong may have been an island but isn’t anymore.
To respond the ‘Urban Edge’ combined with “the ideal city” theme of the UABB*HK2013 biennale, we propose to look at Hong Kong from the rear-view mirror and to open new perspectives in the China Sea. Our proposal will clearly ignore the polarity established with Shenzhen, to construct a new horizon happening on the water and the hundred possibilities of island in the region.
Starting from the main exhibition venue, MAP Office will present an installation composed of a 33 islands manifesto, embracing as many possible island laboratories from the past to the present. A personal collection of photographs, videos, sculptures, shells, tools, and found objects will be exhibited to become part of a collective memory.