MAP Office - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips
  • Description

    Phillips x Design Trust Charity Auction
    Phillips is delighted to offer a special curated selection from lots 217-230 with Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, as part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong Day Sale.

    富藝斯香港 x 信言設計大使慈善拍賣會

  • Provenance

    Donated directly by the designer

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art; Vienna, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, 22 November 2014 – 25 May 2015 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Myths, legends, fictions, stories, histories—as many narratives as possible are required to define the contours of a new territory. In the case of Hong Kong Is Land, the pleasure in constructing new maps and atlases is infinite. Compressed between sea and mountains, Hong Kong appears as a chaotic, hybrid, and colored crystallization with specific density. Informed by a complex geography, the idea of concentric growth, of continuous spread, is replaced by a non-linear development of hyper dense cores co-existing with the natural landscape. Hong Kong Is Land proposes to add eight new artificial islands to the existing landscape of 263 islands. In that way it addresses various needs and features of prevailing contexts and communities in the near future. Those artificial lands also provide distinctive hubs for tourism. Yet they cannot be recognised as islands nor generate maritime zones. More than a response to an unbalanced geography, the eight corresponding scenarios can be interpreted as a new language in which to promote universal values. At the center of this project, beginning in Hong Kong territorial waters, there is a global awareness of specific contemporary issues that aims to reach other parts of the world.

Kindly donated by MAP Office in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


Hong Kong Is Land (in 8 parts)

each signed, dated and numbered 'MAP OFFICE 2014 Ed.5/5' lower right
drawing printed on 350gsm Hahnemühle bright white paper, eight panels
each 91.2 x 45.3 cm. (35 7/8 x 17 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2014, this work is number 5 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020