JR “GIANTS: Rising Up” Public Art Installation @Harbour City

Published : Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 2:11 pm
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Renowned French artist JR comes back to Hong Kong after 2012 with his first towering GIANTS series artwork in Asia at the Ocean Terminal Deck of Harbour City! His latest public art installation "GIANTS: Rising Up” is on display for free until 23 April 2023. The installation captures the moment a giant high jump athlete jumps up as if floating in mid-air, looking back at the magnificent Victoria Harbour. The 12-meter-tall installation incorporates JR’s iconic black-and-white style with traditional Hong Kong “bamboo scaffolding", creating a unique artwork that is exclusive to Hong Kong.

Harbour City also invited Hong Kong's women's high jump record holder and representative team member, Cecilia Yang Man-wai, to preview the art installation and take promotional photos. Cecilia expressed her excitement and gratitude, saying, "Seeing the high jumper leap over Victoria Harbour is truly awe-inspiring! I'm honored to be the first to witness this unprecedented art installation. I'm grateful that JR chose Hong Kong and high jumping as the subject for its first GIANTS series in Asia. I hope everyone can appreciate the elegance of high jumping and the sensation of free fall!"

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