Brilliant City: Hong Kong Dystopia-Inspired Group Art Show

Why We Recommend it

Borrowing its title from the lyrics of a 1987 Cantopop classic, this group show brings together artworks that draw inspiration from Hong Kong as an archetypal dystopian metropolis.


Organised and curated by Leo Xu, Brilliant City, is a group exhibition featuring work by Francis Alÿs, Chen Wei, Stan Douglas, Li Qing, Michael Lin, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ming Wong.

The exhibition borrows its title from the lyrics of a 1987 Cantopop classic Starry is the Night, in which the Hong Kong-based electro duo Tat Ming Pair illustrate the perplexing brilliance of the city’s landscape at night, and the feeling of loss and doubt that it harbors amongst its youth.


When: 6 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018 Where: David Zwirner Gallery – 80 Queen's Road Central – Central