Thursday, January 17, 2019
100 Faces of Tai Kwun
Duplex Studio, Police Headquarters Block (Block 01)
10 Hollywood Road,
Central, Hong Kong
May 29, 2018 To Sep 02, 2018
Detail: Tai Kwun’s inaugural exhibition, ‘100 Faces of Tai Kwun’, immerses visitors into 100 stories, collected from 100 kaifongs and friends in the past two years, to explore the history of the Central Police Station compound, as well as the myriads of intricate relationships cultivated here in the neighbourhood.
Those whose lives had intertwined with Tai Kwun come from all walks of life; some are ex-officers and ex-offenders, while others are shop owners and kaifongs in the neighbourhood. The rest might have passed by or visited the compound, including photographers, journalists, architects, etc. Together, their stories reveal different facets of Tai Kwun, which represent the heart and soul of this place.
This kaleidoscopic picture of Central and Tai Kwun features illustrations by local artist Flyingpig who has given a refreshing touch to these stories; her book ‘Once Upon a Time in Tai Kwun’ will be published along with the exhibition. Besides, voice actors from the well-known radio drama ‘18/F Block C’ at Commercial Radio Hong Kong have been invited to ‘gossip’ some of these stories about our kaifongs to you.
The exhibition venue, Duplex Studio of Block 01, has been transformed into a mini-Central within which visitors will traverse various tong laus to meet our kaifongs. Your journey goes beyond the exhibition — venture out to our dear neighbourhood to create your own story here.