Hong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular culture
Michael Wolf will present his latest series Hong Kong Flora as a book and exhibition on Saturday 17th May at Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Flora is a continuous exploration of Wolf’s favorite theme of human intervention on street life. This time Wolf zooms into the green bits found in the back alleys. Plants and flowers are placed carefully by its owners in not so randomly order, which reflects on the human nature of ordering and improvisation. Plants are tucked in between pipes, locked up behind shutters, wilting flowers are hold in plastic bottles half cut; all are little treasures captured by Wolf’s lens.
The focus of Michael Wolf’s work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. HK Flora is the second book (HK Trilogy was the first) of an intended series of 9 publications on Hong Kong vernacular culture.
Dates: Friday 16 May | 3pm onwards : opening exhibition and viewing room open for visit. Saturday 17 May | 5 pm: book launch and talk. Exhibition runs until end June.
Location: Kailey Industrial Building, Block A, Floor 5, Unit 4 12 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Book Launch Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/663536850386302/
More info on Website: http://photomichaelwolf.com