Explore the 'In Retrospect: Hong Kong Zoomed In' Exhibition

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Jul 24, 2011 • References: flickr & designboom
The 'In Retrospect: Hong Kong Zoomed In' exhibition recreates the streets, stores and people of old Hong Kong in a miniature way. The collection, which closed at the CityPlaza on July 17, 2011, is the work of 42 different artists, each specializing in one building or area of the city. The models featured working lights that illuminated the tiny city, which was created using handmade and found materials.

The project acts as an interactive map of old Hong Kong, as well as a tribute to the city's history. The detail put into each building, such as the Sundry Grocery Store, which features mini replicas of the full range of products sold at the store, is what makes this exhibit truly special. The time and effort the artists put into creating their models is truly remarkable. The 'In Retrospect: Hong Kong Zoomed In' exhibition will hopefully inspire other artists to create their own city replicas.

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