On May 8, during one of the most artistic months of the year in Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s first multi-sensory gallery opened.
On May 8, during one of the most artistic months of the year in Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s first multi-sensory gallery opened. Founded by Jennifer Chung, the Popsy Room’s premise is for artists to collaborate and experiment in different mediums especially in experiential arts. Targeting all five senses, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition entitled Meditation and Megrim saw a mélange of music, scent, culinary creations and art. During the exhibition a degustation menu that was paired to the artwork encouraged visitors to completely immerse themselves in the creative experience. “Hong Kong’s art scene is evolving very quickly, and people want to understand art more intimately,” says Chung. “With the friendships I’ve made with established and developing artists over the years, my hope is to create a space where their work could be experienced fully. Involving all five senses will not only allow people to experience the art as a final product, but will also give them better insight into the process and emotions involved in the making of the art.” With new exhibitions planned for each month and an event-filled calendar including workshops, pop-ups, creative discussion panels, The Popsy Room is quickly making a name for itself in Hong Kong’s blossoming art arena.-Babette Radclyffe-Thomas
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