HKDI Gallery

Online Exhibition

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About the Exhibition

Hylozoism, also known as animism, advocates that all things in the world possess a distinct spiritual essence. It is a philosophy indeed. As technology is undoubtedly one of the many things intertwined with human lives, such neo-nature is not only consisted of flowers and plants but orchestrates a new ecology. This exhibition demonstrates the connections between the world, the earth, and the people. What would the intervention of humans and technology do to nature in the context of arts and technology? From the picturesque landscape to the subject of neo-nature, arts and technology are instrumental in foretelling the near future. Curated by Ms. Joel Kwong and Mr. Keith Lam, the exhibition features an international and local artist lineup, including Living Architecture Systems Group/ Philip Beesley, Keith Lam, Ellen Pau, Ryuichi Sakamoto X Daito Manabe, and fuse*. Like the five elements, the five artworks in the exhibition present a neo-nature to propose the concept of symbiosis - like an endless cycle of mutual benefits and coexistence. In the belief of hylozoism, let us forge ahead with arts and technology as engines and fuel on with all matter through thick and thin.  


Exhibition Photos

Exhibits & Artists

fuse* (Italy) — Artificial Botany (2021)

Ryuichi Sakamoto x Daito Manabe (Japan) — Sensing Streams 2022 - invisible, inaudible (2022)

Keith Lam (Hong Kong) — TTTV Garden (2022-23)

Ellen Pau (Hong Kong) — F10ra0 (2022)

Living Architecture Systems Group/ Philip Beesley (Canada) — Grove (2022)

About Curators

Joel Kwong (Hong Kong)

Keith Lam (Hong Kong)

Press Release

Press Release (Download PDF)

Learning Resource

Exhibition Guide (Download PDF)

Master Lecture

Events & Public Services

Topic of Master Lecture:

Neo nature: Hylozoism in Arts and Technology

Main Speakers

Ms. Joel Kwong, Curator
Mr. Keith Lam, Curator & Media Artist
Ms. Ellen Pau, Video and Media Artist


2 December 2022 (Friday) 


5:00-6:00 pm 






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Exhibition Period  
03.12.2022 - 02.04.2023
(Closed on Tuesdays, 4 Dec & 11 Dec 2022

Opening Hours 
10:00 - 20:00 

HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong Design Institute 
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT 
(MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2) 

Enquiries / +852 3928 2566