Open Cities: HKG> was an exhibition of video works by artists from both Hong Kong and Chicago. It proposed varied looks at the city as site of inspiration, backdrop, and transformation in a time of rapid global change. Chicago and Hong Kong are taken as representatives of contemporary global cities. This exhibition asks how globalisation (in its myriad manifestations) contaminates, and/or replicates the local. The show was curated by four international curators and artists: Tsong-zung Chang, John Di Stefano, Elaine Ng, and Ellen Pau.