Don’t miss “Godfather of the Young British Artists” Michael Craig-Martin’s artworks on show in Hong Kong.
After the cancellation of last year’s Hong Kong Arts Month festivities due to the pandemic, the event has returned bigger and better than ever before. Though the larger art festivals such as Art Basel and Art Central are behind us now, our city is still brimming with creative artworks. Our eyes are fixed on Taikoo Place and Pacific Place, where Swire Properties has installed captivating artworks for all to enjoy. Read on for the pieces we’re most excited to see…
Swire Properties continues to make art a part of everyday life in Hong Kong, bringing works from esteemed international artists to shopping malls, parks and exhibition spaces around town. Featuring large-scale sculptural installations and impactful digital art presentations, this year’s programme is headlined by British designer Paul Cocksedge, British artist Michael Craig-Martin, and Norwegian visual artist and designer Fredrik Tjærandsen.
As an exciting addition to the Taikoo Place Artwork Collection, Paul from Paul Cocksedge Studio has created an all-new edition of his famous large-scale interactive installation, “Please Be Seated”, which has been making waves across Mainland China. Inspired by the ebb and flow of city life, the sustainable art piece, made from ethically sourced timber, is now on permanent display at Taikoo Park in Taikoo Place for Hongkongers to sit, lay back and relax on.
“Godfather of the Young British Artists” Michael showcases not one but three of his steel sculptures, which can be found at Pacific Place until Wednesday, 9 June. The vibrant artworks will later be shown at Taikoo Place from Monday, 14 June to Tuesday, 31 August, before making their way to a permanent home in Taikoo Li Qiantian, Shanghai (opening in September), so be sure to check them out while they’re here!
Over at ArtisTree, Fredrik will present a multimedia exhibition and Light In/Out film which can be viewed until Tuesday, 8 June, between 11am and 7pm. Featuring the artist’s famous eccentric bubble dresses, the dance film draws inspiration from life during the pandemic and celebrates human connection and resilience.
The artworks are available to view now across Pacific Place and Taikoo Place.