Hong Kong–Shenzhen Co-operation
The concept of Bi-City Biennale is “One theme, Two exhibitions” co-hosted by Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Shenzhen exhibition will run from 7 December 2011 to 18 February 2012. Hong Kong and Shenzhen are co-organizing a number of events and activities during the months of December 2011 to April 2012. Four exhibits from Shenzhen will travel to Hong Kong after the end of the Shenzhen exhibition to mark the continuity of this bi-city event.
The Biennale will showcase around 50 exhibits from more than 10 countries or regions, including Mainland China,
Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Australia, and the U.S.
Renowned architectural practices such as Steven Holl Architects (SHA), Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA),
Reiser & Umemoto Architects (RUR), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Architecture Research Office (ARO), Norihiko
Dan and Associates, Hidetoshi Ohno will be joined by young and local talents to create a platform for exchange of ideas.
Programmes and Community Events
Another important aspect of the Biennale is to have the public and various aspects of the community to be actively engaged in both prior and during the exhibition through different activities, hence to develop an interactive relationship between the public and the Biennale. We hope to bring a more public oriented and community engaged Biennale for citizens of all ages and background. The Biennale is honoured to receive positive response from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Antiquities and Monuments Office, architectural, design, cultural and art organizations, tertiary institutions, to full support and assist in organizing a number of programmes and community events. The proposed events include performances, film screenings, symposia, forums, workshops, guided tours and interactive communication activities, etc.