City | Script 字城

簡介

香港是一個文字城市。街道上星羅棋佈的招牌構成了獨特的城市景觀,我們擦身而過的招牌,每每有著不一樣的字形美學。字形不單是訊息的載體,記錄我們的歷史和文化,也有美學的表現。單從字形的應用轉變便可窺探社會、文化、歷史、政治和庶民生活之一二。此展覽旨在介紹三種香港常見的招牌字形——隸書、魏碑體和楷書,並透過展出實體招牌、照片與招牌美術手稿以探討三者之歷史演變及當中的美學應用。

About City | Script
Hong Kong is a city packed with text. Countless signs in various forms overlap and intersect, weaving a unique cityscape. While these signs are familiar to the public, their nuances often go unnoticed. The aim of this exhibition is to put a spotlight on three calligraphic styles, or scripts, commonly found on Hong Kong signs: LiShu, WeiBeiTi and KaiShu. The written word, not only a medium of communication and a means to recording history and culture, is also a manifestation of aesthetics. Simply by studying the transformation and application of Chinese characters, we can glimpse at changes in society, culture, history, politics, and everyday living. Showcasing physical signs, photography, and original sign artworks, the exhibition explores aesthetics and applications, as well as the historical contexts in which the three calligraphic styles made their ways into the streets.

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