Serendipity in the Street

Serendipity in the Street

Serendipity in the Street

Serendipity in the Street Family Workshops

Serendipity in the Street: Lunch-time Tours with Curator

Kaifong Day at Tai Kwun

Serendipity in the Street Sharing Event

Date & Time

30 Jul - 3 Oct, 2021 11am-8pm

Location

Block 01 Duplex Studio
Parade Ground
Lower E Hall

Price

Free of charge

General

Research Partner
Brian Kwok

Artists
Annisa Cheung
Charles Kwong
Choi Sai Ho
Frank Tang Kai Yiu
Ocean Leung
South Ho
Nerve

Design Partner
One Bite Design Studio

Serendipity in the Street brings together urban observers and artists as they record tales from everyday life in the Central and Sheung Wan neighbourhood, and capture the complexities of the urban fabric through creative use of living spaces. “Modernologio”, an everyday life observation practice originated in Japan, has been adopted as the research method in this exhibition, to identify the interconnections between people, space and activity.

Bringing creativity into daily lives, fascinating street activities have emerged in and around our neighbourhood, and in order to better observe and systematically outline these traces of urban activities, a research team, led by Brian Kwok, Hong Kong Polytechnic University ‘s Associate Professor of School of Design, assumed the roles of urban observers in the past few months. Strolling through numerous streets and alleys, flyovers, open-air markets, recreational parks and criss-crossing slopes and stairs in the area to discover seemingly mundane people and things, the urban observers pieced together fragments of stories hidden within different corners of urban space.

Four intriguing stories tucked away in corners of our neighbourhood and seven creative responses by local artists Annisa Cheung, Choi Sai Ho, South Ho, Charles Kwong, Ocean Leung, Frank Tang Kai Yiu, and Nerve to the environment in the area form part of this exhibition. The artists have been invited to collaborate and create new pieces inspired by the findings of the team. The exhibition also invites people to discover their space, resonate with the idea of juxtaposing art and observations, and empower themselves and others into cultivating profound personal connections with their communities.


Exhibition
mini-site

Alongside the exhibition in Duplex Studio, an online platform has been launched in parallel so that audiences may extend the journey of urban observation. With the intention to encourage the audience to further explore the unique qualities of the city, we have commissioned four new works that highlight different routes within the Central neighbourhood. 

VISIT MINI-SITE


Exhibition Guided Tour

A 30 minutes exhibition guided tour is available everyday at 3:15pm. Please arrive at the Tour Assembly Point at Duplex Studio (LG2/F, Block 01) 15 minutes before the tour starts for registration. On-site registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language

Date

Cantonese

30.07.2021 – 14.09.2021

16.09.2021 – 28.09.2021

30.09.2021 – 03.10.2021

English

15.09.2021

29.09.2021

語言

日期

廣東話

30.07.2021 – 14.09.2021

16.09.2021 – 28.09.2021

30.09.2021 – 03.10.2021

英語

15.09.2021

29.09.2021


Exhibition guided tour of “Serendipity in the Street”

Exhibition guided tour of “Serendipity in the Street”
Exhibition guided tour of “Serendipity in the Street”

Exhibition guided tour of “Serendipity in the Street”


Observation Kits

Fans Exclusive: “Modernologio in Everyday Life Workshop” Observation Kits

Observation kits of “Serendipity in the Street” Family Workshops are now available exclusively to TK Fans. Visit the exhibition for more details. The Observation Kit redemption is on first-come-first-serve basis while stock lasts. (Now – 03 Oct 2021)


Charles Kwong

Brian Kwong an Associate Professor at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His publications include: Fading of Neon Lights: Documentation of Hong Kong Streets’ Visual Culture [Translated title], I am a Street Ethnologist: Street Culture in Fa Yuen Street [Translated title], City of Scripts – The Craftsmanship of Vernacular lettering in Hong Kong etc.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Charles Kwong's creative output ranges from orchestral and choral music to works written for all types of chamber ensembles and solo performances. He is the Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. In 2020, he was the artist-in-residence of Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists’ Studio. Charles also took up a four-month residency with the City of Zurich’s Artist-in-Residence Programme for International Artists in association with Zurich University of the Arts.


Exhibition Views


Exhibition view of “Serendipity in the Street”

Exhibition view of “Serendipity in the Street”
Exhibition view of “Serendipity in the Street”

Shing Wong Street 
Frank Tang Kai Yiu, 2021

Rhythms, Nerve, 2021

Punch Hard Forever,
Ocean Leung, 2015/2021


Stories in the neighbourhood 


Stories in the neighbourhood 


Stories in the neighbourhood 


Interactive corner


Heritage Team of “Serendipity in the Street"