Art on the go
Professor Leung Mee-ping and Assistant Professor Mr Kingsley Ng of the Academy of Visual Arts were commissioned to take part in the Art in MTR initiative, which set out to create a more vibrant and vivid travelling experience.
Created over four years, Home, the permanent artwork at To Kwa Wan station, is composed of 27 sets of photographs assembled by Professor Leung from photos of local residents’ ordinary objects, and is accompanied by written testimonials from the residents. The artwork aims to give residents of the district a sense of coming home, and also showcases the visual culture of the community to other passengers.
Created by Mr Ng, the artwork Horizon in Time at Kai Tak station is a sculptural interpretation of the old runway based on the proportions and orientation of the former site. Extending out from the entrance of the station, the timeless horizon continues to unfold along the passage, inviting passengers to contemplate the memories and emotions associated with the Kai Tak airport.