Header image courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin. ©2021 Izumi Kato.
This summer, K11 Musea celebrates the city’s annual art festival with a multitude of exhibitions, art tours, and workshops whilst exploring the world of fashion, gourmet, and design through an artistic lens. K11 Musea Art Karnival is an inclusive month-long celebration for everyone with an appreciation for the arts.
A highlight of the month is Asia’s first showcase of Rose II, an 8.5-metre steel rose rising from the Tsim Sha Tsui Harbourfront by Isa Genzken, one of the most important and influential contemporary female artists in the world. Just a few steps away, guests can discover a world of art that evokes a sense of fun and surprise with the interactive “Rose’s Allure” artistic activation. Collectors won’t want to miss the worldwide exclusive launch of Gurframini® Pink Edition and the world’s first launch of Broken Series Pink Edition at Muse Edition.
As part of the month-long celebration guests can also experience performances by the Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution “self-playing” piano; visit The Power of the Letters art pop-up and blind box collectibles by Edgar Plans curated and organised by Misha Made with Coexist; feast on a multitude of art-inspired gastronomic delights inspired by the different artistic talents on display; and participate in workshops from K11 Kulture Academy. Created to inspire the next generation of artists, families can visit the Kids Art Karnival at the Donut Playhouse and enrol their kids in fun, interactive art activities, craft workshops and game booths with special prizes.
In tandem, K11 Art Foundation (KAF), a non-profit organisation committed to promoting the appreciation of contemporary art, presents a remarkable international arts programme at K11 Musea. Headlining the programme is “Calligraphy Rhapsody—Retrospective Exhibition of Georges Mathieu,” co-presented with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau. Showing in Hong Kong for the first time, “In Just a Blink of an Eye” is the landmark installation by Xu Zhen, a leading figure in Chinese contemporary art. The programme will also debut the first-ever bronze sculptures by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, as well as the publication launch of “City As Studio.” This will be an exciting glimpse of the forthcoming “City As Studio” exhibition slated for 2022, helmed by legendary art curator Jeffrey Deitch.
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