Looking for something fun and eco to do this weekend? Every Friday, we give you a weekly eco tip to green your life. This weekend, we’re heading to the K11 Art Mall to check out agnès b.’s newest exhibition that highlights the importance of ocean conservation.
Entitled “We Love the Sea,” agnès b. has partnered with the Tara Ocean Foundation and ocean NGO Ocean3C to curate the exhibition, which features video, educational materials from university partners, as well as art installations from featured artists and upcycled t-shirts for sale made by local celebrities and design students.
With the exhibition, agnès b. says that it wants to highlight how ocean pollution stems mostly from human activities, where massive amounts of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean, and land development.
Using research from Hong Kong University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, the exhibition shows the viewer how ocean pollution affects marine animals and their food chain in an interactive way in the hopes of encouraging them to start leading a more sustainable life.
For the art installations, three artists- Suitman, Xeme and Go Hung- have created pieces on their interpretation of plastic consumption. Suitman has created an upcycled interactive sculpture made from styrofoam and secondhand speaker parts that broadcasts messages about protecting the ocean, Xeme has created an ocean-inspired mural art piece, while Go Hung has created a hanging art installation made from 15 plastic bottles with sea animals painted on them.
The exhibition is also using local celebrities to further its message. Singer-songwriter and actor Alex Lam and actress Cecilia So have created upcycled t-shirts that will be on sale at the exhibition. To engage the youth on ocean conservation, agnès b also teamed up with the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) at HKU to host a t-shirt contest, where students were invited to create their own upcycled t-shirts inspired by ocean conservation.
Learn more about the exhibition and check it out yourself at the agnès b. RUE DE MARSEILLE Concept Store, G26, G28 &119 in K11 Art Mall from now until August 21.