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The City Book | Book Launch + Art Exhibition


Book Publication - Limited edition: 1500 copies


A city has no meaning until it’s filled with stories like the fears, dreams, and experiences of people, and the interaction between these two subjects creates its own dialogue.

There is always more than one story attached to a place, to a street, or to a corner. I have always believed that if a place inspires an individual to be an artist and to create a certain artwork, this artwork reveals a perspective unique to the artist.

The city book is here to provide you with all the spots in the city – from corners to streets – that have inspired these city-based artists to create their work. Each artist has provided his or her own personal story through quotes, texts, and anecdotes, interpreting themes from heritage to language and identity.

The locations and stories in this book are also laid out on an illustrated map to provide travellers with a more personal way to see a city.

We have started with Hong Kong, a city that’s close to our heart but so unfamiliar at the same time. It was our urge to explore the unknown depths of Hong Kong that actually helped spark the city book concept. We plan for the city book to grow its roots in other cities like Paris, London, Singapore, and more.

Hong Kong edition artists: Au Yeung Nai Chim, Enoch Cheung, Evan Wu, Tsang Kin-Wah, Ho Sin Tung, Lau Ching Ping, Romaine Jacquet-Lagreve, Jin Meyerson, Charles Munka, Lok Ming Fung

The book is available to purchase online and HK book stores!

Locations for purchasing:


93, 97, 99 Hill Road, Sai Wan, Hong Kong

・Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. (Pacific Place)

204, Level 2, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, HK

・Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. (Landmark)

B59 – B60, Landmark, Central, HK

・Swindon Book Co. Ltd.

13 – 15 Lock Road, Tsimshatsui, Kln.

・Hong Kong Book Centre Ltd.

25 Des Voeux Road, On Lok Yuen Bldg., Lower Level, Central, HK

To learn more about The City Book, please visit

Book Launch + Art Exhibition

Exhibition to showcase artworks from stories told in The City Book

COCKTAIL OPENING (with the presence of the artists)

13th Jan 2016 (Wednesday

17:30 - 19:30

East Lobby


13th Jan - 3rd Feb 2016

Clipper Lounge

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG 5 Connaught Road Central Hong Kong


Ms. Suki Yeung 2362 0199

*Purchase the book at the cocktail opening (cash only)

$590 (a set of book +map)

$65 (the map)

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