ART – King Kong in Hong Kong

Woofer Ten is an non-profit political arts/community project on Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei. It was formed in 2009 by a group of artists, curators, critics, researchers, educators and art spaces organisers.

The alternative arts group were entrusted by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to run the Shanghai Street Artspace (at number 404) for a year. It has become a community hub and artistic outlet for political resistance.

In addition to constantly changing curated exhibitions there are year-round projects such as ‘King Kong in Hong Kong’ by Jean Michel Rubio. The metal gorilla’s briefcase doubles as a local book swap…

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Click for more ‘making of’ photos.

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Retired local residents and children from minority communities have become regular visitors. Many of the studio’s work and stunts are deeply political and even the curator Lee Chun-fung joked that he hopes the Art Council would come to regret their support.

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via HK Magazine

The gallery’s most recent projects was based on the Li Ka Shing/Park n Shop boycott call. Chinese speakers may find the pun entertaining…

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One of their more popular community reach-outs involved home made alcohol hawking…

Follow Woofer Ten on Facebook. The centre is open Tue-Sun, 1pm-8pm. Closed on Mon and Public holidays.

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