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The Ghost City 金童玉女 – Photography Exhibition
August 21, 2021 @ 11:30 - September 4, 2021 @ 18:30
TheGhostCity is a photography series which expresses a sense of anxiety and mourning of the city by using the cultural symbol – Paper Servants. Situated in a deserted modern city colored in blue and green, paper servants are emitting a bizarre vibe under the bright sunlight. It is a far cry from our image of “Vibrant Hong Kong”.
Hong Kong’s complex history explains its sense of confusion about the future. IT WAS THE end of an era: In 1997, as the flag of the United Kingdom was lowered over Hong Kong, the prosperous colony was returned to China after over 150 years of British rule. British Hong Kong’s trajectory was different from that of mainland China, which became a Communist country in 1949. Capitalist Hong Kong becomes home to a multicultural international community.
Increasingly being marginalised as a result of the rapid changes around us, generating deep-seated social, cultural, and economic problems. There was anxiety about how Hong Kong people could survive in authoritarian China.
Kasper Forest, photographer who started becoming obsessed with this medium since 2011, and keeps emphasising many dilemmas faced by the modern Hong Kong society. Kasper believes searching identity can always be a core issue for a colony city like Hong Kong, such contradiction demonstrates a sense of confusion and anxiety about the future.