Online Eco-leadership Programme
Do you know how many insect species live in Hong Kong? 10,000, 20,000 or 30,000? No one knows the exact number, but for sure, they exceed any other groups of animals or plants in terms of diversity. Another certainty is the paramount role that insects play in the functioning and health of ecosystems, even if these roles are often underappreciated or even misunderstood by most people.
Nature Discovery Park and the School of Biological Sciences of The University of Hong Kong co-developed the online eco-leadership programme, which aims to introduce the ecological importance of biodiversity and participants will learn about the direct resources insects provide to human, as well as the influence they have in science and art.
Date: Self-paced with all modules to be completed by 31 Dec 2020
Part 1: Little insects keep the world moving.
Part 2: Service-oriented little insects – why not!
Part 1: Love art, love science = love insects! Insects benefit various aspects in our lives.
Part 2: How are insects collected responsibly? Are they everywhere?
Part 1: Learn insect-inspired “morse code” and share scientific facts confidently!
Part 2: Insects have superhero capabilities too, what would they be?
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H210 x W173 x D147 cm
The term "BB", with its duality of simple appearance and overabundance of connotations, bears the artist's reflection on the phenomenon of over-interpretation in the contemporary art world. Xiao Yu’s BB series of bronze sculptures is an extension of his past "bamboo" sculptures that emphasize the “violent deconstruction” of traditional symbols. Having evolved from that, the new series moves away from the manifestation of violence and instead devotes itself to the construction and writing of the artist's own language. The lines of these works are disorderly yet fluent, reminiscent of the brushstrokes in Chinese calligraphy. Xiao Yu adapts the medium of bronze to make the "bamboo" break away from its innate physical characteristics and realize otherwise unachievable postures. The lines and colors form an internal context that does not depend on the external environment – fragmentation and alienation of bamboo as a symbol makes it a part of his personal abstract language. The artist retains the visual cognition of bamboo through details on the works while removing its traditional connotations, and in this process, the subtle convergence from the natural to the artificial is acquired, providing a most intuitive aesthetic experience to the audience.
Xiao Yu (b. 1965, Inner Mongolia) graduated from the Mural Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and now lives and works in Beijing. He was invited to participate in international exhibitions including La Biennale di Venezia, Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, Istanbul Biennial, Shanghai Biennale and Guangzhou Triennial including the Offsite Project at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited works at Centre Pompidou, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan, Seoul Art Museum, Bern Art Museum Switzerland,NAMOC, Shanghai Art Museum, Guangdong Art Museum, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Pace Gallery Beijing and other eminent exhibition spaces. He was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2000.
K11 Art Foundation is thrilled to partner with Q Contemporary to co-present Tracing the Fragments, a collaborative collection of prominent Central Eastern European and Chinese contemporary artworks. The works selected in Tracing the Fragments explore the idea of timescapes, as well as document, discuss and trace the formation and interpretation of memories. Each work represents a piece of personal experience that can be interpreted as part of a broader collective memory with historical significance, forming mutual dialogues that enrich the understanding of each piece.
It is only through examining and piecing together scattered fragments that one is able to fill the void of multiple and layered perspectives and narratives – the process of mapping the hidden landscape of art. In this ever-changing global environment that we live in, the stability and accountability of memory and history are often challenged, and perhaps art offers an alternative and grounded perspective to understand our past, and opens the window to an answer to the future.
To accompany the showcase, K11 Art Foundation and Q Contemporary will present a series of events, including guided tours and workshops. It is honoured to have invited renowned curator Wang Wei Wei to conduct an online panel in late February to discuss Central Eastern European art.
K11 Art Foundation and Q Contemporary have also co-curated a one-stop self-learning online resources centre. In addition to helping the general public better understand the historical background and context of Central Eastern European and Chinese contemporary art, the greater context also allows viewers to ponder the inner dialogues and interactions found between each piece.
The curated resources, from academic research to varied materials, allow visitors to learn beyond Tracing the Fragments. Visitors are encouraged to explore and discover cultural similarities and differences between Central Eastern European and Chinese art practices, deepening their understanding of both cultures.
Click here to access the Online Resources Centre.
Ilona Keserü, Birthday (Születésnap), 2005
Photo ©️ David Biró. Courtesy of Q Contemporary
Wang Gongxin, Unseatable, 2015
©️ the artist. Photo ©️ Maxim Hu. Courtesy of White Cube
AOS Management Company has brought in a brand new water music fountain show ‘Water of Stars‘ at the Avenue of Stars to rejuvenate Tsim Sha Tsui harbor, bringing visitors a more diversified waterfront experience.
‘Water of Stars‘ is a remarkable musical fountain show with lighting effects. Imagine each sprout of water to be like a graceful ballerina on the tip of her toes, swaying her elegant arms forming beautiful lines and curves to the choreography with a magnificent light show and contemporary music performed by a 68-person orchestra. The fountain is equipped with rainwater collection facilities and solar panels. The unique environmental protection design echoes the social responsibility of sustainable development.
The musical fountain trial show will start from November 20, 2020 and each show lasts between 3 to 5 minutes and follows the tentative schedule.
Announcement on official show details will be published at a later stage.
Mon – Fri 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:10pm* | 9pm
Sat – Sun 5:00pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:10pm* | 9pm
*With music and lighting effects
Schedule of testing and trial runs are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
The Glorious Heritage
Presented by K11 Craft & Guild Foundation, The Glorious Heritage celebrates the age-old craftsmanship of Baibaoqian and Luodian inlay art. With antique masterpieces and reinterpreted craftwork by contemporary artisans and designers, the exhibition tells the story of the long-forgotten inlay art and how the endangered artistry can be innovatively adapted to modern living, which K11 MUSEA offers. The iridescent decorations of the inlay exhibits provide a shimmering kaleidoscope of colours against the gleaming backdrop of Gold Ball at K11 MUSEA.
Dating back to late Ming dynasty 400 years ago, Baibaoqian refers to the intricate wood inlay work comprised of variegated semi-precious materials. Each inlay component is skilfully carved separately before the pieces are assembled together to make up a pictorial image rich in colour, texture and depth.
With over 1,000 years of history dating back to the Tang dynasty, Luodian is a distinctive decorative method featuring Mother-of-Pearl inlay techniques. Luo refers to the texture of the inlay material while Dian refers to the decorative process.