This exhibition about Modern Muses, is inspired by the limited edition MUSEA: A Book of Modern Muses, published by Condé Nast to celebrate modern muses. Each chapter explores modern-day muses through original artwork, conversations, photography and essays by Jefferson Hack, James Corner, Jane Goodall and Hans Ulrich Obrist among many others, across all areas from Art to Fashion, Nature to Food, AI to Play, Sound to Sustainability, and more.
Presenting talents and ideas from around the world, the exhibition encapsulates highlights from the art-and-design book, reflecting our founder Adrian Cheng’s ambition for K11 MUSEA and the world, to bring together muses in creativity, culture and innovation to connect and collide, and enrich the consumer’s daily life.
We challenge visitors to ponder and discover their own muses here.
Exhibition Period: 5 December 2019 – Early January 2020
© Abstract photograph by Rick Pushinsky as appeared in MUSEA.
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
Born in 1973, Swiss artist Urs Fischer is best known for creating large-scale sculptures and installations that explore the processes of material creation and destruction. For 2, the artwork in Gold Ball, Fischer first fashioned a clay model—a nude, headless female body lying on a divan—and removed chunks of the material afterwards. The ragged, formless lumps were then cast in bronze along with the figure, which Fischer later painted over by hand. The act of making and molding, of allowing the state of material to change, manifests the tension between permanence and impermanence.
© The Artist, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London
Warmly embrace the merriest time of the year at K11 MUSEA as the magnificent ‘Galaxy of Creativity’ opens its door to spread hope and inspire positive change through the power of Creativity, Culture and Innovation.
Fusing a love for theatre, visual arts and travel, New York-based designer Stefan Beckman creates a stylised Christmas landscape, aiming to transform the space into a theatrical set. Come and be inspired by the dreamy, substantial, optimistic presence of the decoration at the Bohemian Lawn.
At Bohemian Garden, the spirit of Christmas Muse is all around us. The outdoor space has been transformed into a cosy park with gilded trees surrounding the platform, which glows in daylight and sparkles at sunset. Come rest and converse with your body and soul on the delicately designed benches and capture beautiful moments with your loved ones at the golden arches.
Join our docent guided tour to discover your herbarium muse featuring MUSEA’s sustainability highlights. Weaving through Levels 0, 1, 2, the tour will continue onto Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum (Nature Discovery Park at Level 8) featuring over 180 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).
Times: 11:00-12:30 or 14:30-16:00 or 16:30-18:00
Venue: Koncierge, Ground Floor
Admission Fee (Online Registration):
- HK$200 each
- KLUB11 GOLD Card Member: HK$190
- Children under 12 years old can enjoy half price on admission. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.