Carved into the walls of the former Nan Fung Textiles Group cotton mill (currently home to The Mills cultural and creativity hub) on Pak Tin Par Street (Tsuen Wan District), these two portraits are part of a series of interventions Vhils will be creating around Hong Kong over the next few months in the run up to his upcoming solo exhibition. The project is being developed in partnership with The Mills, The Mills Gallery and Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation.
According to Vhils: “These portraits were inspired by research into the textile industry of Hong Kong and its workers,” with the purpose of helping preserve the memory and accentuate the importance of their contribution, often anonymous, to an industry that played a decisive role in developing the territory’s material and human economy.
Scratching the Surface project | Hong KongNovember 2015
Scratching the Surface project | Hong KongDecember 2015