[Online] NEONSIGNS.HK: Virtual M+ Exhibition Explores Hong Kong’s Vanishing Neon Signs
Why We Recommend it
Hong Kong’s neon signs are disappearing at an alarming rate, but they live on in a virtual M+ exhibition that explores the history, culture and aesthetic of the city’s neon.
Even a decade ago, it would have been impossible to imagine Hong Kong without its neon signs. Now most of them are gone.
Six years ago, just as neon’s decline was speeding up, M+ museum launched a virtual exhibition to document this quintessential part of Hong Kong’s cityscape. Now that much of it has been relegated to history, it serves as an important historical document.
NEONSIGNS.HK includes interviews with neon masters and cinematographer Christopher Doyle, a photo series by acclaimed photographer Wing Shya, a short neo-noir film by Kacey Wong, essays, user-submitted photos and more.
If you’re staying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s a perfect opportunity to re-explore this treasure trove of multimedia content.