World-renowned artist Alexvi Li arrives at this year’s Art Karnival with a curated retrospective. Showcasing in Hong Kong for the first time, Alexvi: Three Distances consolidates the photographer’s many years of art practice, exploring the poignant connection between photographer, subject, and the viewer across two spaces in K11 MUSEA.
Explore the Trio: Back to Black, Peking Apartments, Lonely Planet
See the world through the lens of Alexvi Li viewed across two locations of K11 MUSEA: G06, G/F, and B2, Garage. Presenting a curation of three of the artist’s series, the showcase depicts a form of distance: Back to Black features close-up portraits of famous faces; Peking Apartment gives an alternative look at fashion icons in their private spaces; and Lonely Planet presents a furtive view of bystanders and their relationship with their screens.
Since 2009, the artist has captured portraits of more than 150 well-known Chinese actors and singers in a unified, black-and-white format. The resulting Back to Black series is a stunning record of 12 years of Chinese cinema displayed in a dimmed space to emphasise the blurred distinction between icons and idols of the consumer era. Continuing on from the Ground Floor showcase, visitors can head to B2, Garage for a closer look at Alexvi Li’s work in the form of 3 short films.
Back to Black Interactive Installation
In the darkroom surroundings of B2, Garage, visitors can get a unique chance to interact with the artist’s Back to Black series with a Polaroid photo booth set-up! Explore the moody depths of iconic portraiture and get your own likeness taken in the same signature style, and scan the QR code to take it home as a souvenir!
Date: 29 Jul - 11 Sep 2022
Location: G06, G/F, K11 MUSEA
Time: 10AM - 10PM
Location: B2, Garage, K11 MUSEA
Time: 11AM - 9PM
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From 29 July till 11 September, explore a frenzy of activity at K11 MUSEA as international artists and renowned pieces of work gather for the annual Art Karnival, returning with a series of not-to-be-missed art showcases!
Be the first to tap into the “phygital” art world conveniently through your phone with the ‘Art Karnival Art Map’, where you can instantly listen to the audio guide and check out our 10 highlights from this year’s plethora of world-class works!
1. Open the map by tapping the ‘Explore Now’ button below.
2. hoose the artwork you want to learn more about by tapping ‘See it Now’, which will take you to an introduction page with stories about the work and its location — complete with audio guide!
3. Tap the button on the bottom right corner to hear more stories about each artwork!
Life isn’t so bad with you — this August, K11 Art House ‘Wednesday Movie Club: Our Days Together’ presents five films that will tug at your heartstrings! From the endearing commitment of lifelong pets in A Dog’s Purpose, A Dog’s Journey, and The Travelling Cat Chronicles, to the familial love of Only the Cat Knows, and the fated romance of Till We Meet Again, share a heartwarming memory with your special someone and learn to treasure every type of love with these heartwarming tales!
KLUB 11 Member Exclusive
Enjoy 20% off when purchasing regular-priced tickets for any film under ‘Wednesday Movie Club: Our Days Together’ at the K11 Art House box office! A maximum of four discounted tickets can be bought per transaction.*
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A Dog’s Purpose
Based on the best-selling novel, A Dog's Purpose shares the heartwarming and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds meaning to his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.
Date: 3 Aug 2022
Film Duration: 101 minutes
A Dog’s Journey
The sequel to A Dog’s Purpose, this story takes us on the beloved dog Bailey’s adventure through his many lifetimes as he forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they’ve never imagined.
Date: 10 Aug 2022
Film Duration: 109 minutes
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Adapted from a novel of the same name, this film tells the story of a stray cat Nana, and her rescuer Satoru. Forced to give Nana away due to unforeseen circumstances, the film chronicles the tale of two kindred souls as they embark on a journey to find their way back to each other.
Date: 17 Aug 2022
Film Duration: 120 minutes
Only The Cat Knows
Feeling estranged from her husband of 44 years, Yukiko declares her intentions to divorce Masaru after his cold-hearted comment on the disappearance of their beloved cat, Chibi — forcing the two to face their marriage, and the connection they thought they’ve lost, head on.
Date: 24 Aug 2022
Film Duration: 105 minutes
Till We Meet Again
Gone to the underworld with amnesia as a result of being struck by lightning, Ah-lun takes on the job as a god of love. While connecting people’s destinies through red strings of fate, he stumbles upon his own tying him to his beloved — with their connection all hanging on a single thread.
Date: 31 Aug 2022
Film Duration: 128 minutes
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Featuring old friends and new characters, catch Alpha Season 3’s hard hitters on display while jumping into a series of workshops and talks to get your metaverse journey started. With FREE daily Sand Tokens, Alpha Pass giveaways, and a piece of Sandbox LAND up for grabs, visit The Sandbox Alpha Season Pop-up now to embark on your Web3 exploration!
KLUB 11 Member Exclusive: FREE Sand Tokens (Daily Quota: 100)
To celebrate the highly anticipated Alpha Season 3, The Sandbox will giveaway 10 Sand Tokens for FREE* to the first 100 visitors to complete a designated task!
Dive into The Sandbox metaverse and explore Alpha Season 3 now!
The Sandbox Alpha Season Pop-up
Date: 6 Aug - 7 Sep 2022
Opening Hours: 11AM - 9PM
Location: 508, 5F
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