Oil Street Art Space opens new expansion with 10 new art projects
Oil Street Art Space (Oi!) has opened a new expansion, featuring 10 new art projects aimed at providing the neighborhood with more community art and recreation spaces.
The new North Point Exhibition Space Wing, which opened on Tuesday, consists of an adjacent open space of more than 3,000 square meters and a two-story building for hosting exhibitions and hosting activities.
One of the highlights is “Joyful Trees (Arbores Laetae),” a tree-themed kinetic art installation created by renowned American architect group Diller Scofidio + Renfro. A number of Chinese junipers are planted at the Oi! Garden, with three plants planted at 10 degrees in turntables. Dappled light, shadow and patterns overlap as the trees turn, and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the “unnatural nature”.
You can also immerse yourself in a spectacular visual experience with the three-dimensional digital art project “d’strict Remix”, created by the famous Korean art group d’strict. Featuring anamorphic projections of ocean waves and a massive blue whale moving freely through the sea, the project aims to connect art and technology in subtle ways.
“Digital Muse” is a multidisciplinary exhibition of works of art on the theme of “the mutation of ideas in the digital city” presented by six Hong Kong artists. They include the work of artist and guest curator Ng Tsz-kwan “Nearly Real-time Digital Greenhouse”.
Another highlight of the new expansion is the six-month “Our Living Library” project, in which artists and creative groups aim to inspire the public to exchange lived experiences through exhibitions, performances and activities.
Other projects include the “People-Plant-Place” project, which promotes urban gardening; “Three Gardens”, featuring virtual and real rock installations designed according to notions of Chinese landscape architecture; as well as outdoor artwork “Branching Benches” and “Mapping Oi!”.