Tag Archives: Hong Kong

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

The Worlds Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong sculpture Hong Kong ducks

This week conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brought his gargantuan Rubber Duck artwork to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The huge inflatable duck measures nearly 46 feet tall and 55 feet long and is shown above being pulled by a tug boat only a fraction of its size. Hofman is well known for his grandiose and whimsical sculptures that seem born with the primary goal of inducing as many smiles possible. Via the artist’s website:

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!

According to SCMP Rubber Duck will be on display in the harbor through June 9th, 2013. (via laughing squid, my modern met)

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Photographer Christian Åslund Turns the Streets of Hong Kong into a 2D Video Game video games urban Hong Kong advertising

Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund recently payed tribute to retro 2D video games using the streets of Hong Kong as a backdrop. The photos were taken as part of an ad campaign for shoe brand Jim Rickey utilizing models who would lay flat on the streets or sidewalks to create the unique perspective. I’ve seen many photographers toy with this idea, but the wide-angle nature of these shots taken from such height creates a truly fun and expansive environment. See many more shots from the series here. (via design taxi)

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

This summer French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously) took her unique style of urban origami installation to the streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam where she created some of the pieces shown here. To be clear, the hexagonal pieces above were created in Paris just prior to her trip to Asia which you can learn more about (plus see many more photos) on her website.

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals
Jaume Plensa

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals
A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals
Wim Delvoye

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals
A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals
Shi Jindian

A Peek Inside ART HK 2011 sculpture Hong Kong festivals

Yesterday marked the opening of ART HK 2011 where 260 galleries from 38 countries have come together to offer the largest display of contemporary art ever seen in Hong Kong. Photographer Duncan Tang was there and agreed to let me share a few of his photos with you, and as you can tell the sculptural work really took my attention. Some of the artists I recognized off the bat while others I’m unsure of, as I lack airfare to China to read the name placards. Recognize an artist? Shoot me a line. See dozens more images in Tang’s photostream.

Arrested Motion has some additional coverage.