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Art@Harbour2024 Draws Record Crowds, Surpassing Expectations

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HONG KONG — The large-scale outdoor art project “Art@Harbour2024” has exceeded all visitor expectations, attracting over 2 million attendees since its opening in late March. The exhibition, orchestrated by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, concluded on June 8 and was celebrated for its significant public engagement and wide appeal to both locals and tourists.

The programme featured five distinct projects that captivated audiences across various locations. Notably, the installations by teamLab: Continuous and Science in Art, situated in Tamar Park and the Central & Western District Promenade (Central Section), drew over 1.3 million visitors. Impressively, around 20% of these attendees were tourists, highlighting the international allure of the exhibition.

In Tsim Sha Tsui, three other major projects collectively welcomed more than 2 million visitors. These included Alicja Kwade’s sculpture l’ordre des mondes (Totem), presented by K11 Group in collaboration with Pace Gallery; Chromaflux by Sino Group in collaboration with the local art organization HKWALLS; and Voyage with Van Gogh, a project by the First Initiative Foundation in partnership with the Van Gogh Heritage Foundation, supported financially by the Mega Arts & Cultural Events Fund of the Culture, Sports & Tourism Bureau.

To ensure inclusivity, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department organized guided tours for over 2,000 individuals, including students with special educational needs, people with visual impairments, and beneficiaries of non-governmental organizations. This initiative aimed to provide an enriching experience for people with diverse abilities and needs, further emphasizing the programme’s commitment to accessibility.

First launched in 2022, the Art@Harbour initiative has seamlessly blended art, science, and technology, creating a spectacular visual experience along Victoria Harbour’s waterfronts. Featuring works by both local and international artists, the programme continues to be a beacon of cultural innovation and public engagement in Hong Kong.

The overwhelming success of Art@Harbour2024 underscores the city’s burgeoning role as a global cultural hub, drawing art enthusiasts from around the world and fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts within the local community.