18 September 2020 (Friday) – 4 October 2020 (Sunday)
11:00am – 8:00pm
Marketplace, G/F (Under Qube)
Re-edit is a new and exciting showcase initiated by Hong Kong’s creative hub, PMQ, with the support from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) as the Lead Sponsor. This exhibition aims to nurture Hong Kong design talents through introduce and showcase their works to major global platform – Milan Design Week. The exposure allows local elite talents to interact and communicate with world-class designers and design brands, resulting in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue that will expand the creators’ horizons and elevate their design standard. Furthermore, through the local exhibition, this event also allows the general public and industry practitioners to appreciate their creativity and ingenuity. We want to identify the present Hong Kong in a close parallel with the past and future, and to re-discover a new sense of awareness within the constant flow of consciousness formed in daily life.
This exhibition opens with a poetic fantasy, the Bao Shan, which presents an imaginative landscape inspired by traditional Chinese culture: a ritual of the local fishing communities praying for safety from pirates. It is juxtaposed with ten distinctive designs by some of the most promising design talents of Hong Kong’s next generations. The key themes of the exhibition centre on layers of identity: from identity on a personal level, such as what we think, where we fit in, what we are attached to, and what piques our curiosity and creativity, to brand identity and city status, such as what our social norms are, what the relationship between fast culture and urban life is like, and what propels our designs into the future.
Nowadays, culture, design and business are fields that increasingly overlap as more and more leading businesses take on the humanistic task of re-editing and re-launching values, skills, standards of education and knowledge exchange, and all in all, standards of humanity. The works in this showcase reflect how subjects of identity are shaped by language, place, community, media, technology, social and political consciousness, heritage, sustainability, craftsmanship, customs, beliefs and more.