“In Time Of” has partnered with the curator MUSTHAVEKEYS to present “Up Close – Hollywood Road II”, featuring cultural scenes developed around Hollywood Road, i.e. the Antique Street. The works by six collaborating local artists will be showcased in Nan Fung Place in Sheung Wan as well as four antique galleries along Hollywood Road, reinterpreting and liberating age-old objects from their original status. Highlighting the concept of sustainability, the materials used, some of which are manufacturing residues, reveal the values of old objects and the right attitude towards processing such items. The programme introduces history and modernity as well as art and craftsmanship to reconstruct public’s impression of antiquities and inspire new thinking between art and community.
The exhibition is themed around the “Antique Street”, that is the Hollywood Road in Sheung Wan. It starts from Nan Fung Place in Sheung Wan, where you can find traces of the old days amidst new buildings. Together with four antique galleries of different categories, including Bonnie Lai Antiquities, GALLERY149, Hon Ming Gallery and Wing Hing Co, the commercial district of Sheung Wan and the community of Hollywood Road are amazingly connected via art. This exhibition invites six local artists: Lau Hok Shing, Sammi Mak, Leelee Chan, Wilson Shieh, YanYan, and Morgan Wong. Adopting contemporary new methods, they restructure, reinterprete, and liberate age-old objects from their original status, revealing the relationship between antiques and the community.