In celebration of Hanart TZ Gallery’s 30th anniversary, Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies - a major exhibition and two-day forum jointly presented by Hanart and the Hong Kong Arts Centre - will present a curated selection of 100 significant art objects at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hanart Square, in addition to a display of conceptual frameworks at Hanart TZ Gallery. The diverse selection of works on show reflect a particular interpretation of Chinese modern art history, engendering an academic project that explores the structure of the “Chinese contemporary”.
Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection
Last chance! Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection is M+’s first architecture exhibition, “a landmark presentation showcasing the design for the future M+ building by renowned Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, with Hong Kong-based TFP Farrells and Ove Arup & Partners HK. [The exhibition reveals] the ongoing development of the 60,000 square-metre museum building as it progresses towards its scheduled completion in late 2017”. Details.
Catch the last few days of Squint, a kinetic light installation presented by FUSE resident and Hong Kong media artist Kenny Wong. Consisting of 50 mirrors, the work is inspired by Wong’s curious observation of the sunlight bouncing around in our artificial habitat. While moving through the space and, at times, capturing the flickers, the audience is guaranteed a playful exploration of the nature of light. Details here and under the cut.
Wallpaper* Handmade is the acclaimed exhibition of contemporary craft and design, showcasing also cutting-edge materials and production techniques. The exhibition, which will travel to China for the very first time with Design Shanghai 2014, will feature five new collaborations between Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer, Mathieu Gustafsson, Salvatori and Neri&Hu.
Wild Feast (pictured) is Shanghai-based Neri&Hu’s contribution. The design duo’s “distinctly modern and bold Chinese interpretation of a very traditional British item – the picnic basket – makes perfect sense: made from precision engineered carbon fibre, their beautifully conceived Wild Feast basket displays a sensitive and intelligent understanding of the contemporary Jaguar aesthetic”. More.
TYPE TRIP - The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition
TYPE TRIP - The New Asian Graphic Design Exhibition, currently taking place in Hong Kong, explores the relationship between graphic design and typography from eight different Asian cities. Initiated by Japanese design journal typographics ti: in 2011, TYPE TRIP began at ddd gallery in Osaka and travelled to Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Shenzhen, Bangkok and Beijing.
Presented by K11 in cooperation with DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, and co-curated by Hong Kong-based independent graphic design studio Milkxhake and Japan design unit OOO Projects, this edition of the exhibition aims to “build a new cultural platform for contemporary Asian graphic designers to exchange ideas and creativity among eight different cities, and to discover TYPE TRIP from a fresh perspective”. Details.
Li Degeng and Luo Yi get together for LOFT Creative Festival 2013, which will open this weekend in Shenzhen; comprising an exhibition, creative mart and open lectures throughout December 2013. Details.
Bu Di Solo Exhibition
"For his first solo show at Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Bu Di presents one of the most interesting art exhibitions in Beijing this year, comprising a range of paintings whose visual strength depicts all the components of traditional oriental culture…yet [exemplifies] contemporary mastering". Read more.
Columbia University x Beijing
Columbia University have a series of interesting talks and exhibitions taking place throughout China these coming months. Studio-X Beijing, for instance, will offer up a new exhibition called “On the Immediacy of Objecthood and Situatedness of Architecture”, whilst the People Building Better Cities exhibition will open in Shanghai this Sunday with a talk moderated by Dr. Dai Chun, Managing Editor of Time + Architecture and Director of T+A Books Publishing Studio. See also Columbia Global Centers, East Asia for related events.