HOCA Foundation will be opening Debris tonight, the first solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) in Hong Kong. This multi-site initiative will include an intervention on one of the city-state’s iconic trams as well as on the streets, and an elaborate exhibition at Pier 4.
Known for works that reflect on present-day urban societies across the globe and the people who form them, the Portuguese artist has always been looking for new ways and mediums to create works. From carving wood or paper, jack hammering the facades of buildings, sculpting, scratching surfaces and even using explosives, his work always incorporated the dynamics of the environment he’s working in. In the same sense, this showing is expected to be one of the most encompassing presentations of his artistic production. The exhibition will present artworks in new mediums for the first time, created using a variety of techniques such as drilling, billboard collages, neon light boxes, and metal sculpture, deconstructing the images of the Asian city-state itself.
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