by Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Location: Goethe-Gallery, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong
Artist(s): Christiane LANGE
Date: 28 Jan - 15 Feb 2014
Goethe-Institut Hongkong opens a photo exhibition titled "Home Coming" by Hong Kong-based German architect Christiane Lange in the Goethe-Gallery. The exhibition originates from a book with the same title that presents works by an emerging generation of architects who design compelling alternatives to China's rapid urbanization between tradition and the future. The launching of the book will take place at the same time as the exhibition opening, when the artist and editors of the book will be present to talk about their research and results.
According to the three editors of the book Christiane Lange, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin, the title "Home Coming" bears multiple meanings for the featured architects. For some, "homecoming" is returning back to China after they have studied and lived abroad. Others understand working with the rural as "coming home" to discover their ancestors and traditional roots. Some may also refer to personal memories and perceptions they have of the Chinese countryside.