Corporate Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility

Art in station architecture

Artwork Title:

Artist Name:
Leung Mee-Ping (Hong Kong)

Artwork Location:
To Kwa Wan

Artist's Concept:
Tuen Ma Line has brought about significant changes to the To Kwa Wan neighbourhood. Old buildings are replaced by new high-rises. New tenants settle in and old neighbours move away. To those who call this place “home”, what are the implications of urban renewal?

The artwork “Home” is not only a work of visual art. It is a creative process that engaged the community from the conception of the project. A total of 102 To Kwa Wan residents generously shared personal items to illustrate their ideas of “home”. Each coming with a story, these seemingly ordinary objects are all loaded with fond memories and endearing sentiments.

Amidst changes in To Kwa Wan, the artwork “Home” encapsulates the visual imagery of individuals, families and a community in a conceptual framework. Like a time capsule, framed within floor plans of old tenement buildings, it preserves the residents’ homes. “Every object accompanies the growth of a person and a family,” says the artist. “They are material traces of time where individual memories come together as the communal visual culture of an era.”

Artist: Leung Mee-ping

Leung Mee Ping holds a BFA from L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts a Paris, an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and a Ph.D in Religious & Cultural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts and Director of Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. Her creative practice includes installation, mixed media, public and community art, etc.. Her research-based and issue-driven works expand the possibilities of action by integrating various artistic forms and social spaces.