Blue Lotus Gallery presents “City of Darkness”—a photo exhibition by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot revisiting the long-gone Walled City of Kowloon.
Before its demolition, the two photographers set out to capture the Walled City because “for all of its horrible shortcomings, its builders and residents succeeded in creating what modern architects, with all their resources of money and expertise, have failed to: the city as ‘organic megastructure,’ not set rigidly for a lifetime but continually responsive to the changing requirements of its users, fulfilling every need from water supply to religion, yet providing also the warmth and intimacy of a single huge household…” the duo said.
Kowloon’s densely populated Walled City was home to some 35,000 people at its peak.
Demolition of the Walled City was completed in 1994.
Blue Lotus Gallery will be exhibiting “City of Darkness” in its gallery at 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, December 8, with its opening reception being held on Thursday, November 7 from 6-9pm and an artist talk with Ian Lambot on Saturday, November 9 from 4-6pm.
Exhibition opening hours will be from 11am-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
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