Hong Kong

Spotlight on Michael Wolf

22 May - 8 August 2020
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Overview

Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce a new gallery space in Hong Kong, its first location in Asia. The new gallery opens in the city's Sheung Wan district this year, with a spotlight exhibition of works by the celebrated German photographer Michael Wolf (1954 - 2019), who lived and worked in Hong Kong.

This inaugural exhibition will showcase examples of his extensive investigation of the lives of ordinary Hong Kong inhabitants. Wolf devoted his career to exploring the complexity of life in megacities, focusing in particular on the dense urban environment of Hong Kong. The exhibition presents examples of iconic works, including the internationally renowned series Architecture of Density, presenting an abstracted view of Hong Kong’s seemingly endless residential and industrial facades. Alongside the large-scale photographs will be works from Informal Solutions, a series of photographic typologies and vernacular sculptures that show an intimate perspective of the city from within its hidden network of back alleys. The exhibition also includes Cheung Chau Sunrises, Wolf's last project before his death in 2019. Marking the end of his intensive focus on the confined metropolis, in which the sky was conspicuously absent, Wolf's discovery of the horizon in this contemplative series can be understood as a gesture of liberation from the modern city, representing the hopeful prospect of peace and renewal. Every morning over two years, Michael Wolf photographed the rising sun from his home above the Cheung Chau shore, capturing the transient daily spectacle in a state of boundless transformation.

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