REVIEW: "Reflection!" @ Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

Jul 8, 2014 2:27AM

Last year, a Grade-II historic building (a designation given to Hong Kong architecture of special merit that has been recommended for preservation) on North Point’s Oil Street was re-launched as a public art space called “Oi!” Housed behind a red brick wall, the space is currently showing an exhibition that explores the history of indelible sites in Hong Kong, through illusions generated from carefully designed multimedia installations.

Visitors are first greeted by Bâtiment – Oi! (2014), a work placed in the open area located in front of the entrance. On the ground lies a rectangular platform made to look like the façade of a windowed building, and a giant mirror looms over it at a 45-degree angle. Here, Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich challenges the audiences’ sense of space and understanding of visual reality.