Hong Kong art exhibition marks 25th anniversary of city’s return to the motherland
Published: Jul 04, 2022 07:39 PM
The exhibition venue at Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck in Hong Kong Photo:Courtesy of the exhibition

The exhibition venue at Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck in Hong Kong Photo:Courtesy of the exhibition

An art exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland kicked off at the city's Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck.

The Better Than Ever exhibition is displaying top-notch artworks created by more than 20 masters such as Wu Guanzhong, founder of modern Chinese painting, and Li Keran, one of the most important Chinese artists in the later half of the 20th century. 

The exhibition is divided into four sections that include classic works such as Shrimps by Qi Baishi, who is famous for his artistic depictions of the creature, and Lin Fengmian's ink and wash painting Autumn (1960s). 

Along with such modern works, more contemporary artworks are also on display, including Dong Xiaoming's 2016 painting Morning Mist of Victoria Harbour, the 2020 Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge by Lin Tianxing and A Glimpse of Hong Kong City created by Fang Xiang in 2022. 

Exhibiting such artworks created in Hong Kong is significant in that they not only represent major achievements in Chinese art history, but also show that the art and cultural exchanges between the special administrative region and the Chinese mainland have never stopped.

The exhibition was organized by the Bauhinia Culture Group with the support from the Shenzhen Public Culture and Art Creation Center, Li Keran Painting Academy, Guangzhou Painting Academy and artists based in Hong Kong. This shows the collaborative efforts of the  Guangdong--Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to promote arts' exchanges. 

The exhibition venue Sky 100 is surely worth a visit. Sky 100 is an all-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre and offers splendid views of the city's major landmarks such as Kong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour and Mount Tai Mo.

The exhibition was started on June 25, and is scheduled to end on July 13.