HK Art Walk 2013
Nietzsche once declared “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walkinng”1 and we at island6 couldn’t agree more, so on a Spring evening Liu Dao paved the path for a stroll amongst the incendiary heights of fine art as island6 Hong Kong participated in ArtWalk HK 2013.
On Thursday 18th April as dusk descended upon the citadel of Hong Kong, 70 of Hong Kong’s finest galleries threw open their doors to thousands of HK art lovers who enjoyed their visual delights, fine finger food and refreshing beverages. All of which was surely welcome after the excessive, heavy pounding of the pavements which were illuminated with special installations and art work to ensure you get your full art fix.
At the time, island6 HK played host to Liu Dao’s Need. Want. Hunt. exhibition so art walkers were invited to climb the ropes of conquest and hope, in the death defying “City Cult” whilst contemplating the beauty and serenity of the great balancing act of life in the charming composition “The Place In Between” . If all great thoughts are conceived whilst walking then inspiration must come from those moments of still when you take a brief pause in time to appreciate a work of art.
2013 saw HK Art Walk entering into its 12th year after its inception in 2001. So far it has raised HSK$5.4 million for charity and nurtured the home grown talent of the future by donating to the exhibitions of fine art students graduating from Hong Kong’s Universities. This year saw ArtWalk making a donation to SoCo, a human rights organisation, as a charitable contribution from the ticket sales went towards SoCo’s aim of building a “caring, equal and just society” 2
island6 has always prided itself on its philanthropic roots and in what turned out to be a fun evening of art, food and wine whilst walking and working towards a greater good, we know that with events like this, not only will great thoughts be conceived but also realised and enjoyed.
For a sneak peek into the evening’s festivities, check out our blog spot here [http://www.island6.org/blog/?p=3579]
1 Friedrich Nietzsche – Twilight of The Idols