The second edition of IDFFHK returns with strong presentations and a premiere line up of speakers and exquisite designs
Aug 2017This August IDFF2017 – the International Design . Furniture Fair Hong Kong, an upscale boutique design event, will return for the second time with dynamic presentations and a series of talks by international and locally renowned designers and architects. Themed ‘Redefining Luxury’, IDFF2017 will partner with world leading design fair IMM Cologne for the first time to further bolster its position as Asia’s premier design event. Bringing together three sections, the signature Dialogue Speakers Series, spectacular Gallery Showcases and unique Design Exhibitions, IDFF2017 will be held at Hall 3E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 25 to 27 August 2017. Jul 2017(Jakarta, Indonesia – 21 July, 2017) – Indonesia's first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) – will open to the public on November 4, 2017. The inaugural exhibition, which features pieces from the Museum’s collection, will showcase artworks by Indonesian masters and leading international artists alike, setting the precedent of a program that will continue to highlight local talents alongside a diverse range of global names. Jul 2017Yokohama Triennale 2017 includes works from STPI’s collaboration with internationally acclaimed artists Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala & Rirkrit Tiravanija.These works were selected by Yokohama Triennale Co-director Akiko Miki and are comprised of four innovative composite works created using the surrealist game of Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse), as well as sixteen individual works. They will be exhibited in the Yokohama Museum of Art alongside Surrealist artworks from the museum’s permanent collection, in a special segment curated by Miki.
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Announces a Memorandum of Understanding on Dance Exchange and Collaboration with UK’s Studio Wayne McGregor
Jul 2017(14 July 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is very pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a Dance Exchange and Collaboration with the Studio Wayne McGregor Limited (Studio Wayne McGregor) in the United Kingdom.
West Kowloon Cultural District Presents New Commission by Samson Young at the Manchester International Festival 2017
Jul 2017(30 June 2017, Hong Kong) West Kowloon Cultural District is pleased to announce a new commission One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) by Samson Young that will have its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2017. Co-commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District together with Manchester International Festival, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, Edouard Malingue Gallery, and the University of Salford Art Collection, this work will be presented from 30 June until 16 July as part of the festival’s programming. Jul 2017(30 June 2017, Hong Kong) Aric Chen, Lead Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, has been named the winner in the Design Curator and Design Critic category of the newly-inaugurated Design Prize. Launched this year, The Design Prize is an annual awards programme, organised by the media outlets designboom and Abitare under the auspices of the City of Milan, that recognises excellence in design on a global scale. The 2017 recipients, in 10 categories, were selected by an international jury from over 750 nominees.
INNOVATION: HOW hpa UTILISES ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY TO FURTHER THEIR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN REPERTOIRE
Jul 201729 JUNE 2017, HONG KONG As one of the first Hong Kong architectural practices that entered the China market, hpa utilises innovation in their designs focusing on the unification between architecture and sustainability. In addition to the announcement of their design for the first smart city in the Philippines with New Manila Bay – City of Pearl, hpa continues to work on innovative methods to further green technology with design. Jun 2017(Hong Kong, 20 June 2017) Co-hosted by Sunpride Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA), “Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now” (Spectrosynthesis) will be held at MOCA from 9 September to 5 November 2017. This groundbreaking show will be the first exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ themes to go on show at an art museum in Asia. Around 50 works created by 22 artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, and also ethnic Chinese artists based in the United States and Canada will be presented. Jun 2017STPI Gallery continues its 15th anniversary celebrations with David Hockney. The exhibition of 36 carefully selected works drawn mostly from Singapore's National Collection presents how Britain’s most celebrated living artist continues to push the boundaries of print techniques, investigating the one intrigue which defines his entire prolific career: perspectives. Jun 2017(7 June 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is currently co-presenting the exhibition “Constructing Culture - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District” with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition showcases the latest development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project to an international audience. (7 June 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is currently co-presenting the exhibition “Constructing Culture - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District” with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition showcases the latest development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project to an international audience. May 2017(26 May 2017 – Hong Kong) Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery is proud to present their first solo exhibition by Hong Kong photographer Leo K. K. Wong, entitled “Beyond Senses, Beyond Colours”, running from 5 - 31 July, 2017. . The exhibition will feature a total of 49 colour and black-and-white photographs spanning over 50 years of creation. The distinctive and differing styles of Wong’s colour and black-and-white works attest to the transition of his interests throughout his artistic practice. May 201723 MAY 2017, HONG KONG Recognised as one of the major multi-disciplinary architectural practices in Hong Kong, hpa has recently announced its largest and most innovative project to date: New Manila Bay – City of Pearl. Envisioned as a self-sustainable, revolutionary and eco-nouveau city in the capital of the Philippines, it will place the country on the center stage of Asian innovation and smart technology once complete. May 2017The fifth edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong closed today, Saturday, March 25, 2017, with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market, demonstrating continued demand for high-quality works by the world’s leading international collectors and institutions. Attendance at this year’s show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, rose to nearly 80,000 – due to the introduction of evening ticket sales and improved crowd control measures – and attracted leading members of the international art world. Many observers felt that this edition had built on the show's strong history to attain new levels – Art Basel in Hong Kong now not only stands as the premier fair in Asia, but also as one of the leading fairs worldwide. May 2017(11 May 2017, Venice) M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District and Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) are proud to present the solo exhibition Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief, Hong Kong in Venice as a Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. As the third collaboration between M+ and HKADC, this exhibition marks a major milestone for Hong Kong contemporary art at one of the most important international platforms. May 2017(11 May 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Xiqu Centre is delighted to showcase a Tea House Theatre Taster performance, which will provide a preview of the types of performances that can be enjoyed at the Xiqu Centre to be opened in late 2018. Guests from opera performing groups, education sector and tourism industries are invited to the four previews and offer their valuable advice to the special performances. May 2017Puerta Roja is proud to present a special programme of events as an official participant in Le French May 2017. The gallery’s blockbuster exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Mastering Colour - the first solo gallery exhibition in Hong Kong by the Franco-Venezuelan artist - is ongoing until 25 May and will be accompanied by events, talks and community engagement workshops, highlighting the theme of French culture and artistic presence. May 2017STPI is proud to present Random Life, the first-ever solo exhibition in Singapore by widely respected Korean multi-disciplinary artist Kim Beom. A highly sought-after name within the international art community, Kim is fast becoming one of the most important figures of his generation and Korean art. May 2017Galerie du Monde is pleased to announce a solo exhibition revealing the continued development of Chinese artist Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951, Guangdong, China). This exhibition, MEME, will provide a comprehensive insight into Fung’s decades-long exploration of the history and philosophy of the written word. Much of Fung’s work has explored ideograms and pictographs – particularly Chinese characters – and investigated how meaning is transmitted in written languages through a combination of form and sound. These ideas lie at the heart of much of Fung’s work, including steles, sculptures, Shu-fa and ink paintings, seal carvings, engravings on mixed media and stop-motion animation in this exhibition. May 2017Kukje Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of work by Park Chan-kyong titled 安寧 FAREWELL, from 25 May to 2 July. Park’s first solo show in Korea in five years, the exhibition will feature Citizen’s Forest (2016), a video work that debuted at the Taipei Biennial 2016. In addition, the exhibition will showcase new works that utilize a diverse range of media, including the artist’s object sculptures and slide projector installations. Park Chan-kyong first became known as an art critic in the 1990s. His first major exhibition as a visual artist was in 1997 at the Kumho Museum of Art titled Black Box: Memory of the Cold War Images. Park’s practice is celebrated for its multidisciplinary approach and he has garnered praise for transcending genres as a media artist, film director, critic, and curator. May 2017Liang Yi Museum is delighted to announce its exhibition Reunions: A Collector’s Journey, opening on 21 March 2017 and running until February 2018. Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven's Les Adieux, or Piano Sonata No. 26, Das Lebewohl (The Farewell), Abwesenheit (The Absence) and Das Wiedersehen (The Return), this exhibition explores the relevance of the themes of loss, absence and return in the process of building a collection. Featuring over one hundred pieces of Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Reunions: A Collector’s Journey tells the story of how Liang Yi Museum’s first collection was built and how Peter Fung, the museum’s founder, spent decades reuniting antiques—ones that had originally come in sets—with their long-lost counterparts.