BUHUA is an anthology of works of Beijing-based artist, Bu Hua. The publication is designed by acclaimed Hong Kong designer Chen Youjian, who says of Bu Hua, “[Her] imagination is a place with unparalleled wonder and emotion, a fountain of humour and ideas. My creative domain, like Bu Hua’s, is similar to childhood – clean, clever, and full of curiosity”. Continue reading.
Hong Kong ArtWalk 2014
"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.
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YUAN Jai - Year of Abundance
"Yuan Jai has a long and deep connection with the Chinese classical tradition of blue-and-green landscape painting; yet through her intuitive, playful reinterpretations of that tradition, she creates uniquely fresh and surprising visions of an alternative ‘natural’ world. Yuan also draws inspiration from folk traditions, in particular Chinese paper-cuts, using their formal elements as a foundation for creative restructuring in a range of presentations, from collage to painting. She employs the accoutrements of realism to conjure the world of her own imagination, an approach that reveals both her conceptual process and her ambition to break new ground in the realm of figurative painting". Yuan Jai’s new work, Year of Abundance, is up at Hanart TZ Gallery until 14 March. Details.
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More on EcoChic Design Award
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on EcoChic Design Award, but that’s not to say that there haven’t been any interesting developments lately. From catwalk shows to forums, the 2013 version of the award and involvement in fashion weeks, Redress seem firmly committed to promoting concepts surrounding sustainable fashion. Find out more.
Image courtesy of Andy Jones/Studio East.
Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies
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.
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.
Tianhua + Tongji University Shape Marginal House from Helmets
"Shanghai-based Tianhua Architects and Tongji University have built a simple pitched roof structure using bright yellow helmets as part of the Marginal Living project. Currently installed at the Border Warehouse for the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen, the Helmet House is connected to two identically-shaped volumes, each made using different materials. The structures represent three types of lifestyles of those existing on the fringe or edge of mainstream society. In response to the millions of people in China who are unable to inhabit conventional buildings, the main idea was to demonstrate these living conditions through visual, acoustic and tactile experiences in an attempt to help bridge this gap". Continue reading.
South of Southern: Space, Geography, History and the Biennale
From Ou Ning’s Facebook page:
"After 4 years, the last publication of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture 2009 is finally printed out…edited by Ou Ning, designed by Xiaoma and Chengzi, published by China Youth Press, 2014".