Amanda Strang will relaunch a new pastry concept, Flakes and Layers by Amanda, launching its September limited-time pop-up at K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION.
The new concept will be a cross between a donut and mille-feuille using the finest ingredients.
K11 MUSEA’s exclusive pistachio flavour uses 100% hand-made pistachio paste with candied pistachio & gold flakes. Others flavours including Amanda’s signature vanilla and chocolate are also available!
Come and treat yourself with a layer of heaven!
KAWS’s creative output traverses the worlds of art, fashion and design. Continuing in the tradition of pop art and central to his practice, this sculpture is an exploration of humanity, appearing to be downcast and isolated. Portrayed in a larger-than-life size, in a hunched position, and with its head tilted towards the ground, WHAT PARTY acts as a reminder of the increasingly toxic nature of public discourse and rise of disillusionment in our times. He prompts us to combat underlying hatred and fear in society and to live with compassion. The work shows KAWS's formal agility as an artist, accompanied by his underlying wit, irreverence and affection.
KAWS (Brian Donnelly, b. 1974, US) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His prolific body of influential work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, graphic and production design. Drawing inspiration from pop-culture animations, he creates with a sophisticated humour and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborates with global brands. KAWS has had solo exhibitions at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2019); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2016); and Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis (2017). His work is in the collection of Brooklyn Museum, New York and High Museum of Art, Atlanta, among others.
© KAWS. Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York
Award winning French artist Neïl Beloufa’s first showcase in HK
Titled Long Time No See, this is the visionary French artist Neïl Beloufa's first showcase in Hong Kong. His work is present in numerous prestigious collection including the collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris Museum of Modern Art; New York, Sammlung Goetz; Munich and more.
Can algorithmic formulas predict our love dynamics?
The focal point of the showcase, the video and installation Life as Data from 2014 is part of a series of works which announced a lot of today's reality. In this video work, a group of French mathematicians attempt to predict the love dynamics of a group of Canadians through algorithmic formulas, a method now commonly used to track consumer choices and preferences, both online and offline. Since the pandemic, our life has moved further into the digital world, creating new systems and new hierarchies, a phenomena that Beloufa has always been interested in, with projects such as his recent website "screen-talk.com", adapted from a film originally shot in 2014, the Screen Talk series depicts a world with a precursory vision and an offbeat tone. Additionally, these projects are an exploratory look at a new model of producing artistic work with an online distribution with major partners such as K11 Art Foundation.
The artist works like an editor, splicing together snippets of film, and his works invite people to experience the realistic and virtual worlds with ease. This network of information is also valuable to better understand present society that has moments of instability. By weaving technological forces into an artistic context allows Neïl Beloufa to convey to a discerning public how much impact digital technology has on our daily lives and relationships. By engaging with digital technology as an exciting new Wonderland, than the artist’s conceptual artworks invites viewers to jump in and escape from reality.
Enter the virtual tour here
Image courtesy: K11 Art Foundation
Touching on society’s obsession with youth and beauty, Jesper Just’s film Servitudes explores the tension between femininity and autonomy amidst larger capitalistic and commodifying structures.
A young woman, played by Dree Hemingway, sits alone in an office eating a raw ear of corn. Her hands are secured by Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) devices, which both aid and hinder her ability to eat. A symbolic nod to the disparity between one's identity and one’s socially constructed image, the woman’s interactions with the audience waver between flirtation and apathy, exposing the compromising representations by which the female gender is portrayed.
As Just explains, “Servitudes is not an individual but a construct, the embodiment of a social mechanism. She cannot criticise a system whose existence inherently begets her existence. This tension is expressed in her actions—as she eats the corn, her hands are restrained. Even the corn itself relates back to the social system—a world of GMOs and capital gain. She too is modified, manipulated, a pawn in a power play that is both hidden and transparent.”
Servitudes premiered at Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2015. It was also shown on the screens of Times Square in New York, and is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Actress: Dree Hemingway
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Prelude Op. 28 No. 17 in A Flat Major
Jesper Just (b. 1974, Denmark) has shown extensively around the world, representing Denmark at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in notable institutions including Museo Anahuacalli (Mexico City), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), West Den Haag (The Hague), Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), ARoS (Aarhus), and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul) as well as at Performa 15, a biennial of visual arts performance, in Times Square (New York).
Just’s work can be found in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki), Musée d’Art Moderne (Luxembourg), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), the Danish National Gallery (Copenhagen), Arken Museum (Ishøj), ARoS (Aarhus), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), and Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (Herning), among many others.
Servitudes (film still), 2015
Courtesy the artist and Perrotin
Please visit www.perrotin.com for more information on its gallery space on 8/F of K11 ATELIER.