10 years following its first appearance in the city, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofmanâ€˜s giant Rubber Duck series is now back in Hong Kong. This time around, the city is graced with not one, but â€œDOUBLE DUCKSâ€, for double luck and happiness.
â€œIn Chinese saying, good things come in pairs,â€ writes the organizers. â€œThis grand return as â€˜DOUBLE DUCKSâ€™ is inspired by symmetrical characters â€˜å›â€™ï¼ˆhappiness) and â€˜æœ‹â€™ (friends), symbolizing a symbiotic prosperity in partnership, friendship, and doubling the happiness of coming together as one. In the imminent transformation of Victoria Harbour into a colossal bathtub, the â€œDOUBLE DUCKSâ€ will be juxtaposed amusingly with the vibrant skyline of the harbor, constructing a fascinating panorama.â€
Hofmanâ€™s Rubber Duck began touring the world in 2007, sailing to locations such as SÃ£o Paulo, Osaka, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seoul, and many more. Coordinating the Ducksâ€™ 10th-anniversary visit is the creative brand, AllRightsReserved, with support from the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The 18m-tall ducks will be stationed near Tamar Park, Central and Western Promenade during their time in the city.
The exhibition itself will be held at Victoria Harbour beginning on June 10, where citizens can view the â€œDOUBLE DUCKSâ€ along the harbor. A limited-edition merch collection will also be available beginning on June 5. More details can be found here.