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.
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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.
Surrounded by fresh blooms and replete with the rustic charm of Parisian streetside cafés, K11 MUSEA’s 7F Bohemian Garden transforms into an elegant French terrace this season for you to dine under the sun and stars.
Taking inspiration from the cafés where legendary artists and thinkers once gathered for conversation hubs, Terrasse de Verre is a photogenic garden and greenhouse perched at the top of K11 MUSEA, perfect for a tête-à-tête between close friends or couples. Snap a photo amongst the romantic bistro-style tables as you indulge on refined bites and sips in a Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea Set, with a spectacular backdrop by the sea.
Guests will also have the chance to have their Polaroid photo taken and even get a complimentary personalised bouquet at an onsite pop-up by Blooms & Blossoms.
For every package sold, K11 MUSEA will donate HK$100 to "Food House - Social Miles”, a campaign organised by onebite SOCIAL, to subsidise 2 healthy meals for the local community in need.
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Dining Period: 2 February - 14 March (Every Tue – Sun)
Dining Time: 11am – 1pm | 1:30 – 3:30pm | 4 – 6pm
Location: Bohemian Garden, 7F
Package Price (for 2): Standard - HK$1,980 | KLUB 11 Gold Card Members or above - HK$1,800
Blooms & Blossoms Pop-up Opening Hours
Date: 2 February – 14 March (Every Tue – Sun)
Time: 11am – 6pm
Terms and conditions apply. Please click here for details.
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a bespoke aromatherapy experience this February for a thoughtful handmade gift to keep by your side.
Nature Discovery Park is collaborating with Sovos, a local apothecary brand specialising in botanical therapy, to present this unique experience. With the help of aromatherapists, you will learn to blend a personalised fragranced hand sanitiser, made with organic herbs of your choice and a natural and gentle sanitization formula. The experience also includes a visit to Nature Discovery Park, where you can spend time with your loved ones in K11 MUSEA’s tranquil rooftop garden — an oasis amongst the city hustle and bustle.
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.
Download ‘Tracing the Fragments’ e-catalogue now.
To further explore the meaning of future, the showcase extends with a standalone interactive work Demain est la question (“tomorrow is the question”) by Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Gold Ball in K11 MUSEA. Tiravanija emphasises interactions between people and their surroundings. The back-and-forth motion of ping-pong ball alludes to mutual communication between individuals, societies and cultures. By combining elements of visual art, culinary tradition, sport, performance and social interaction, the public is encouraged to be part of the art-making process, generating reciprocal conversations.
Click here for details about the interactive work.
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, 1995
©️ the artist. Photo ©️ Maxim Hu. Courtesy of White Cube