Embark on a creative journey through art and design this autumn at K11 MUSEA’S MUSE ROOMS.
TEXT: CoBo Editorial
IMAGES: Courtesy of K11 MUSEA
From now until 14 November, head to Hong Kong’s K11 MUSEA for a creative journey through art and design. Curated by acclaimed artists and designers, MUSE ROOMS, their latest campaign, features six visually stunning installations, artworks, and pop-up experiences throughout the cultural-retail destination, paying tribute to K11 MUSEA’s roots that set its course to becoming a cultural landmark.
MUSE ROOMS is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between celebrated artists and designers, and lifestyle brands and tastemakers, with creations by homegrown design and architecture talents Nelson Chow and Joyce Wang, British mural artist Jon Burgerman, Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama, emerging Korean media artist collective a’strict, and American multimedia and video artist Tony Oursler. Here are a few of our highlights.
Nelson Chow, Dreamscape
Architect and founder of Hong Kong-based architectural design firm NC Design & Architecture has dreamed up an immersive dome-shaped installation, filled with white spherical lanterns that light up its interiors. The space-shuttle inspired igloo is located in Bohemian Garden, and is a collaboration with homegrown coffee roaster Elephant Grounds. Limited-edition space-themed drinks and merchandise are available at the cafe for the special occasion.
Jon Burgerman, Candyland
Jon Burgerman’s “Candyland” pop up recreates everyone’s favourite childhood memory—the pick n’ mix candy stalls—at K11 MUSEA’s MUSE EDITION. This marks the artist’s first solo showcase in Hong Kong, showcasing illustrations of candies in his signature cartoonish doodles. Here, the artist compares the excitement of candy-picking to the joy he derives from selecting the candy-coloured pigments and mediums for each of his paintings. Take home a bag of your favourite childhood sweets, or one of the candy-inspired limited-edition prints, rugs and other merch from the pop-up.
a’strict, Waterfall – Sands
The encapsulating digital artwork by emerging Korean media artist collective a’strict takes centre stage at the NET-A-PORTER pop-up, transforming the house’s latest curation into a mesmerising, rose-tinted universe. On display is a monochromatic curation of the latest ready-to-wear, bags, beauty, accessories, home and lifestyle products.
Tony Oursler, LOCK 2,4,6
Step into the uncanny world of American multimedia artist Tony Oursler in his solo showcase at The Garage. Recently showcased at the artist’s retrospective at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, LOCK 2,4,6, is a dizzying labyrinth of synchronised projections, superimposed graphics and flat, shaped panels. According to Oursler, the installation is developed to capture an epistemological, social, anatomical and linguistic feedback to the hyperconnected, oftentimes chaotic systems that makeup the human consciousness. Head to CURATOR Art & Café after this highly cerebral art viewing experience, where they will be serving limited-time grab-and-go beverage creations inspired by the artist’s work, including a bottled cold brew coffee and a specially crafted art print coffee for you to sip and ponder on Oursler’s work.