REVIEW: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" @ 100 ft. PARK, Hong Kong

Jul 15, 2014 3:55AM

This summer, the sun has been shining so brightly over the sky in Hong Kong. Adding to this, local artist Stephanie Sin brought two more streaks of light into the city’s Prince Edward neighborhood, where the exhibition “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” at the 100 ft.PARK art space, featured a thoughtful installation of two rainbows. 

The name of the show is a clear reference to the song made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. On the other hand, the Chinese name of the show is “Next Station, Diamond Hill,” which is a whimsical play on the word “rainbow,”or choi hung, in Cantonese. In Hong Kong, there is a subway stop called Choi Hung; thus, the Chinese exhibition title, as explained by the artist, implies a movement and connection between subway stations, and it acts as a reference to her own migratory background of being born in Hong Kong and raised in England.