We must construct as well as destroy


Consisting of photographic installations, lightboxes, print and sculpture the new body of work by Leung Chi Wo takes as its starting point, repaired bullet holes found in the Legislative Council Building. Built by English architect Aston Webb, the building is Neoclassical in style and one of the few remaining colonial structures in Hong Kong; the architect took his inspiration from many late 17th and early 18th century English architects and buildings, in particular the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. LEGCO was completed in 1912; fourteen years after the British and Chinese governments signed the Second Convention of Peking. The building originally housed the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, becoming the Legislative Council Building in 1985, with the British return of Hong Kong’s sovereignty to China the name of the building was changed again to reflect the Council’s Chinese name.

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