Chinese Design x Milan 2014
Image via Handmade in Hangzhou.
Image via Handmade in Hangzhou.
Design China reader, Michele Galeotto, sent us this article regarding an exhibition that he is currently assisting with called Yù – Designing China 中国设计进行时, which will be held in the cloister of Milan University “Statale” from 7-13 April 2014. Continue reading.
"ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest annual charity art event with 60 galleries around Hong Kong Island opening their doors between 16.30 and 23.30 on Wednesday 12 March 2014. After buying a ticket and receiving your ArtWalk entry badge, you can take any route on the ArtWalk night in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. A highlight of ArtWalk every year is ArtWalk Extra, featuring additional displays of art that can be seen around Hong Kong’s historic streets". Find out more.
Post by Sherry Yong Chen.
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”.
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.
Written by Sherry Yong Chen.
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, 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.
To continue our surge of creative events, CREATIVE©ITIES, part of Kaohsiung Design Festival 2013, opens today. Inspired by the notion of a “creative city”, this exhibition maps out 10 cities in the Asia-Pacific region - Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo - that are leading a new wave of change, and showcases over 1,200 projects produced by their creatives. Find out more.
Opening Ceremony details and more for Rapid Response Collecting by V&A at Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013.