The Fotanian Open Studios 2013 serves as the perfect material for this blogs’ officially first post on introducing contemporary art in Hong Kong. The open day was hosted for 3 weekends in January 2013.
Fo Tan, an old industrial area in Hong Kong, now hosts a many and increasing number of artists – both local and foreign. With its spacious interiors and relatively inexpensive rent, the buildings are now reincarnated into a special kind of community art hub.
From established artists like Mr. Danny Lee to amateurs and art students, the visit to the open day showed not only an interesting variety of art but also a promising hope to the art scene in Hong Kong.
The power of artists lie in their ability to utilize concepts and materials to create their own dimension of reality. The abandoned and outmoded industrial buildings once held the high hopes of Hong Kong’s rapid development – because of this phase Hong Kong has grown into this vibrant city we come to know of today. Now, artists infused these spaces with new hopes with their very own vision.
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