ART – Art Inspired by Kowloon Walled City 16


From Fritz Lang’s 1927 ‘Metropolis’ to Orwell, to Blade Runner – artists have long been fascinated with the dark horrors that a dystopian future represents. For many, Kowloon Walled City (torn down in the 90s by the colonial government) evoked many of these themes and thus, it has inspired many artists. Below are a few highlights.

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By Jeremy Thompson

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By Stefan Herda

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By Androgs on Deviantart

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By Keith Perelli – click to enlarge

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By Kibwe X-Kalibre Tavares, click to enlarge

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By ULTRA-Studios , click to enlarge

By Gaius Draws, click to enlarge

 

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By Keith Perelli – click to enlarge

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by Kong Kai Ming

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By Francine Grant

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By Silverfox5213 on DeviantArt

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By tiger1313 on Deviantart

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By Emily Archibald

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By Alantsuei on Deviantart

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By HR-FM on Deviantart

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Sculpture by G.O.D.

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Sculpture by G.O.D.

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