5th Art Central Hong Kong 第五屆香港中環藝術展

Art Central 2019 was the fifth edition this year. It held at Central Harbourfront and lasted for five days from 27th - 31st March. It was my very first time to attend Art Central and everything was beyond my expectation. I was so impressed by the whole curation, loved how they arranged from modern art and contemporary work, to street food market and champagne. Have you ever been to Art Central? Do you like it or would you like to go next year? There's something that I was so glad that I didn't miss and I am gonna show you here. Let's get started, shall we?


Art Central 藝術展 2019 已經來到第五屆了,一連五日由三月27號到31號的藝術展在中環海濱公園舉行,這次是我第一次來到Art Central,感覺非常良好,所有東西都是超出我的預期,整個籌辦都非常好,不僅讓我看到了不同的藝術作品,還讓我品嚐到不同的美食。你們去過了沒有?大家都喜歡嗎?還是想著下一年也去看一下呢?我很高興我看到了一些我不能錯過的東西,現在要跟你們分享一下囉!


Art Fair (2018), Kwon Neung, Oil on canvas, 91 x 233.6 cm

Artistic Performance (2019), Kwon Neung, Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 193.9 cm

Kwon Neung (1990) is a Korean artist. His painting style is very iconic and significant, having loads of well-known fictional characters and famous people from around the world with a familiar scenarios as a background in his paintings, has successfully caught audience's attention. He believes that reality and his imagination are inseparable. His work allows us to travel in time, as all of the characters in his paintings came from different period of time. This is what and how history created our present day.


權能 (1990) 是一位韓國藝術家,他的作品非常有代表性,一看便會知道是他的作品。畫作的背景都是一些熟悉的地方,裡面的人卻都是有名的虛構人物角色或是名人。他認為現實和想像是不可分離的。他的作品總是時空交錯的,我們都能夠在裡面同時看到了不同時期的角色人物。這也是歷史如何為我們創造了現在。


Babel Hong Kong (2018), Emily Allchurch, Transparency on bespoke LED Lightbox, 120 x 157 x 8.3 cm

Solitary Temple Hong Kong (2019), Emily Allchurch, Transparency on bespoke LED Lightbox, 120 x 64.4 cm

A British artist Emily Allchurch (1974) who is best known for making digital montage and lightbox art by using digital photography to create artworks based on well-known masterpieces of world art. Babel Hong Kong (2018) is a "Hong Kong version" of The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel. Allchurch took nearly 10,000 photos of Hong Kong last year, and at the end she selected more than 400 pictures to create Babel Hong Kong.


英國藝術家Emily Allchurch (1974) 的作品是利用照片拼貼模仿其他名作來創作出全新的作品,並放在燈箱上展示。Babel Hong Kong (2018) 便是「香港版本」的Pieter Bruegel的The Tower of Babel。她上一年到訪香港的時候,拍了接近一萬張貼片,最後用了超過四百張照片來完成 Babel Hong Kong.





Chrono Cross III (2018), Angela Yuen, Plastic Toys, Perspex, Resin, LED Lights, Motor, 13.4 x 17.7 in

It's hard to imagine how these toys and stationaries can create such a beautiful scene of Hong Kong. Angela Yuen (1991) is a Hong Kong artist who explores survived culture and vanishing memories and feeling of the city where she belongs to. She is attached to all these little things that were once popular at a time. Her work helps us to put ourselves into it and think about how those things represent a specific culture.


真的很難想像利用一堆舊文具加投影便能投射出香港維港美景呢,香港藝術家阮家儀 (1991) 透過收集一時流行的兒時玩意,探索香港的幸存文化和快被遺忘的回憶與感覺。她的作品讓我們思考到底這些東西是如何成為了一個文化和時代的代表。


I spent totally 4 hours over there. So whenever I felt exhausted, or I couldn't even feel my leg, I would then take a rest at The Terrace inside. There's eight different eateries in The Terrace and I tried three of them. They all have the actual restaurants out there around Central and Wanchai, therefore if you liked their food, you would still be able to eat them all again even Art Central was finished.


我在這逛了大概四個小時,所以在途中每當我感到累了,或是感覺不到我的腿了,便會到在裡面的The Terrace 陽台休息一下。這裡有八間不同的小吃店,我嚐了其中三家,而他們都是在外面有實體店面的,所以即使是Art Central結束了,想要再吃到他們家的美食,也不是問題了!


Chilli Fagara 麻辣燙 was the first one that I tried. I was their first customer of the day because I got there early. So I decided to have breakfast here. I ordered two pieces of spring onion pancake for $70. It was very expensive for the super small portion of two. The taste was alright. I knew it would be expensive to eat in Art Central, however this pancake does not worth the price. It was definitely something that I would not go for it again.


我在這家Chilli Fagara 麻辣燙當了今天的第一個客人!可能是我來得太早了吧,所以我決定要先在此吃個早餐!我花了$70點了一份蔥油餅,份量超級小,只有兩塊迷你薄餅,超級昂貴,非常不划算⋯⋯ 味道還可以,只是以為在Art Central裡面吃東西會很貴,但是沒想到是這麼貴的,這兩塊東西真的很不值,不是不好吃,只是這蔥油餅絕對是不會令人回頭的美食。


Overall 總括而言: ★★★☆☆


This eatery Bread & Beast | Kong 港 is best known for their Shelter crab cheesy cheung fun. I was longed for it so much. I thought I would be disappointed because I was over-anticipated about that, but it was totally beyond my expectation. This combination of cheung fun, shelter crumb and fish roe is surprisingly amazing. The sesame sauce with cheung fun is also a perfect match. There's nothing I can complaint about. I was thinking to order another one again but I knew I should try something new instead.


這家Bread & Beast | Kong 港最有名的便是避風塘炒蟹肉芝士腸粉了,這是我最期待的其中一樣東西,我當然要好好品嚐一下啦!本以為我會因為期望太高而失望,這道菜卻是超出了我的預期!腸粉跟魚子和避風塘炒蟹非常配,而且那個芝麻醬簡直是完美。這腸粉根本就沒有可以挑剔的地方!我還想再來一份,不過還是再試試看別的東西吧。


Overall 總括而言: ★★★★★

I always need something sweet after a meal, and Samsen 泰麵 can offer me a Thai dessert of mango sticky rice. I am a huge fan of mango sticky rice and this one is definitely one of the best. The mango was very fresh and sweet. I loved how they put crispy cornflakes on top of it which made the whole texture levelled up. I had never tried something like this elsewhere. Samsen will now be on my go-to restaurant list and I would probably order this dessert each time when I visited.


吃完鹹的當然就是要吃甜的囉,Samsen 泰麵這裡賣的是泰國菜,那當然就是要嚐一下他們家的芒果糯米飯啦!我本身就是芒果糯米飯的頭號粉絲,吃過這個後覺得它真的是超級好吃!芒果非常新鮮又甜,而且我很喜歡他們把一些脆的玉米片粒放在糯米飯上面,整個口感就變得很豐富!我好像在別的地方也沒吃過這樣的,以後肯定要再去這家餐廳吃飯,而且還可能每次都要點這個當飯後甜點喔。

Overall 總括而言: ★★★★★


I can't wait for the sixth edition of Art Central now! And you?


我已經很想要去下一年的Art Central了,你呢?

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