American artist Calvin Marcus’s body of work, witty and with a sense of surreal humour, reflects his interest in artistic personas. On view at the Garage Event Space located on the B2 floor of K11 MUSEA, this exhibition showcases seven meticulously crafted wooden structures glowing in the dark. Each structure is in itself an exhibition in miniature, featuring another artist—Kelly Akashi, Sara Clendening, James Herman, Michael Williams, Ravi Jackson, and Ted Christensen respectively—or highlighting some scaled-down works of art or an architectural detail. The mini-exhibitions, with their lights on, offer an interesting perspective to look at the physical and institutional settings in which artists’ works are displayed, whilst inviting ruminations on what supports one’s artistic endeavour.
Image courtesy of the artist and CLEARING New York, Brussels
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Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley of Culture K11 MUSEA has meticulously selected exquisite vintage Cheongsams to be showcased alongside tailoring tools. A Hong Kong Cheongsam tailor will demonstrate different processes in the making of Cheongsam and flower buttons on site. Come experience the craftsmanship of this artistic tradition.
Date: 8 January - 29 February 2020
Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: Opposite to Shop 111B, 1F, K11 MUSEA
Titled Under Heaven and Here on Earth, the exhibition pays homage to the artist’s oeuvre blending pop cultural references with the human psyche and emotions. This specially curated exhibition includes XU ZHEN®’s iconic Under Heaven series that recalls the playful and sweet nature of love. Living and working in Shanghai, XU ZHEN® is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice covers photography, sculpture, painting, video, and performance.
Under Heaven and Here on Earth will feature three of his most iconic works : Under Heaven -2801PR0176; Eternity-Northern Qi painted Bodhisattva, River God Ilissos from West Pediment of Parthenon; and Double Nature. Through the processes of juxtaposition and coexistence, the three artworks depict harmony across artistic media, cultures, and historical ages. From these portrayals of unity, visitors may experience the different phases of love from its inception to the coming together of soulmates and their happily ever after, which completes every love story.
Enter Nature Discovery Park to discover your herbarium muse featuring MUSEA’s sustainability highlights. It is Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum featuring over 60 native and exotic species. The park is designed in a story-based journey to showcase local plants with distinctive and ecological values, and to protect the habitats of the city in a way that enriches biodiversity, while at the same time demonstrating the future direction of food production with rooftop farming.
The park will jointly organize guided tours and environmental courses suitable for children and families with The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong), founded by internationally renowned primate scholars and United Nations Peace Ambassador Dr. Jane Goodall, to promote action towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Refresh yourself and unleash your artistic talent in this sky garden. Immerse yourself in the scenic greenery and get inspired by the unique and photogenic art installation which will be changed from time to time, let your imagination run wild and create your own masterpiece.
Date: From 29 February onwards (Every Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
Time: 12:00nn – 6:00pm (75 minutes per session)
Venue: Bohemian Garden, 7F
Fee: HK$120 per head
Price includes art supplies.
All ages are welcome.