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    28 Sep 2018

    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018
    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018
    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018
    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018
    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018

    HKDI Gallery Presents World-class Exhibitions Line-up for 2018

    Through Momentum – “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts” Exhibition
© Zurich University of the Arts
    Through Momentum – “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts” Exhibition © Zurich University of the Arts
    The interactive kinetic light installation “Through Momentum” consists of 23 luminous objects equipped with sensors and actuators that represent today's plethora of internet-connected devices. An additional tablet allows visitors to interact with the installation. © Zurich University of the Arts
    The interactive kinetic light installation “Through Momentum” consists of 23 luminous objects equipped with sensors and actuators that represent today's plethora of internet-connected devices. An additional tablet allows visitors to interact with the installation. © Zurich University of the Arts
    "Titan Arum” - an interactive installation depicting the rare moment of the blooming of titan arum, the biggest flower in the world. The virtual model of titan arum allows the characteristics of the flower and its blooming to be experienced and comprehended by the user’s hands through the Leap Motion Controller. © Zurich University of the Arts
    "Titan Arum” - an interactive installation depicting the rare moment of the blooming of titan arum, the biggest flower in the world. The virtual model of titan arum allows the characteristics of the flower and its blooming to be experienced and comprehended by the user’s hands through the Leap Motion Controller. © Zurich University of the Arts
    Based on six speculative scenarios set between the years 2029 and 2079, “Smell Forward” offers an olfactory and visual experience of a future in which human beings and AI robots live together on a planet sinking into ecological disaster. The six scents stimulate one’s imagination to foster the creation of the future in the physical realm of today.
© Zurich University of the Arts
    Based on six speculative scenarios set between the years 2029 and 2079, “Smell Forward” offers an olfactory and visual experience of a future in which human beings and AI robots live together on a planet sinking into ecological disaster. The six scents stimulate one’s imagination to foster the creation of the future in the physical realm of today. © Zurich University of the Arts
    “Clouds” - a unit in the shape of a cloud, a signature motif in the work of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, creates a roof. The openings are filled in with soil and plants, creating a floating garden. The vegetation brings all of this together, defining an urban promenade. ©Studio Bouroullec
    “Clouds” - a unit in the shape of a cloud, a signature motif in the work of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, creates a roof. The openings are filled in with soil and plants, creating a floating garden. The vegetation brings all of this together, defining an urban promenade. ©Studio Bouroullec
    The “Pergola” forms a shaded pathway. The surface is like an architectural chain mail made up of one single, repeating unit. Once assembled, the numerous forged components resemble an oversized piece of fabric. Some links are subdivided to form openings for the plants on the ground, allowing them to overrun the Pergola and creating a magical entwinement of metal and vegetation. ©Studio Bouroullec
    The “Pergola” forms a shaded pathway. The surface is like an architectural chain mail made up of one single, repeating unit. Once assembled, the numerous forged components resemble an oversized piece of fabric. Some links are subdivided to form openings for the plants on the ground, allowing them to overrun the Pergola and creating a magical entwinement of metal and vegetation. ©Studio Bouroullec
    “Platforms” presents three ways in which different forms can be used as a place for meeting or relaxing. The first proposal takes the form of a large disc, suited for sitting, reclining and skating. The second platform, a succession of sloped surfaces, provides a place for meeting or relaxing, while the third type consists of concrete circles that appear to float above the ground. ©Studio Bouroullec
    “Platforms” presents three ways in which different forms can be used as a place for meeting or relaxing. The first proposal takes the form of a large disc, suited for sitting, reclining and skating. The second platform, a succession of sloped surfaces, provides a place for meeting or relaxing, while the third type consists of concrete circles that appear to float above the ground. ©Studio Bouroullec
    Inaugural Hong Kong showcase of “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts”, “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming” and “Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory”

    Committed to providing experiences related to design culture through partnerships with international museums and organisations, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee), member institutions of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), are delighted to present three exciting exhibitions for 2018. Bringing together world-class visionaries and innovators, HKDI Gallery has curated a programme that crosses various design disciplines, from multimedia and interaction design, to landscape architecture and urban development, costume design and art direction.

    The exhibitions will be rolled out in early October, starting with “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts”, which will take place from 6 October, 2018 to 27 January, 2019, to be followed shortly by “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming” from 27 October, 2018 to 17 February, 2019. Finally, it will be concluded by “Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory” between 17 November, 2018 and 31 March, 2019.

    “We are extremely excited about this year’s exhibition line-up,” says Dr Lay Lian ONG, Principal of HKDI & IVE (Lee Wai Lee). “Not only do the exhibitions represent an extension of our diversified academic programmes, they are also a platform for us to engage with the wider public, to raise interest and arouse discussion about the importance of design in our lives."

    Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts
    “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts” is a celebration of the partnership between HKDI and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). To be held at the Experience Centre of HKDI, this exhibition showcases a selection of distinctive bachelor’s, master’s and research projects from the seven subject areas offered by the design school, namely Cast / Audiovisual Media; Game Design; Industrial Design; Interaction Design; Knowledge Visualisation; Trends & Identity; and Visual Communication. The projects reflect the notion of design, how design is understood and taught today, and how this knowledge can contribute to social and technological innovations.

    Addressing experiences, emotions and senses, ZHdK students demonstrate a breakthrough of design from merely being physical objects and spaces. Through this multimedia exhibition, visitors will be surrounded by immersive media and interactive intelligent objects that transcend purely technical functions or fashionable qualities, as design was once perceived to be.

    “Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts” will present 10 recent outstanding projects by ZHdK students and graduates, including works on industrial design, visual communication, sensory explorations, and interactive installations. Crafting great narratives to tell stories about everyday life, with an emphasis on the social, experiential and conceptual, the young designers drew inspiration from the digitalisation of design and channelled their creativity in both playful and serious ways.

    Highlights from the show include the interactive kinetic light installation “Through Momentum”; “Titan Arum”, an interactive installation of the extremely rare moment of the blooming of the largest flower in the world; and “Smell Forward”, a fictional exploration of the scents of the past, present and future.

    Interactive and Playful – Swiss Design from Zurich University of the Arts (Free Admission)

    Opening Ceremony:    5 October 2018
    Exhibition Period:  6 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
    Opening Hours:  10:00am – 8:00pm
     (Closed on Tuesdays, 25 November, 2 and 9 December 2018)
    Venue:  Experience Centre, HKDI & IVE (LWL)
     3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
     (Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station Exit A2)
     
    Website:  www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery
    Facebook:  hkdi.gallery
    Enquiries:  3928 2566 |hkdi-gallery@vtc.edu.hk

    Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming
    From 27 October, HKDI Gallery is honoured to showcase a collection of urban development scenarios in the Asian debut of the “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming” exhibition. It is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Les Champs Libres in Rennes.

    One of the most internationally sought-after designers of the decade, the BOUROULLEC brothers have been lauded by prestigious accolades in design, including the Wallpaper* Design Award 2016’s Designer of the Year, where they became one of the judging panellists of the elite award in 2017.

    Featuring 20 sets of research models and animations conceived by the world-renowned French design duo Ronan and Erwan BOUROULLEC, “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming” is a wide-ranging study of possible urban development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.

    14 proposals were selected for exhibition after extended periods of research. Each of the proposal explores different ways to incorporate nature into urban spaces. Through thought-provoking and immersive staging, viewers are transported into separate acts of an urban play. Each proposal takes into consideration the needs of urban environments by reintroducing greenery, animals, water and fire into the city. Marking the first time the brothers have worked on an urban development project, the exhibition will explore a wide range of possible environmental solutions through detailed case studies that reimagine the relationship between buildings, quality of pavements, positioning of fountains, and planting of a jungle.

    Highlights of this exhibition include “Clouds”, a half-pergola, half-vegetal shelter that doubles as a floating garden; “Pergola”, a depiction of vegetation forming a shaded pathway; and “Platforms”, a multi-purpose structure as pedestals or large collective benches.

    Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming (Free Admission)
    Opening Ceremony:    26 October 2018
    Exhibition Period:  27 October 2018 – 17 February 2019
    Opening Hours:  10:00am – 8:00pm
     Closed on Tuesdays, 25 November, 2 and 9 December 2018)
    Venue:  d-mart, HKDI & IVE (LWL)
     3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
     (Tiu King Leng MTR Station Exit A2)
    Website:  www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery
    Facebook:  hkdi.gallery
    Enquiries:  3928 2566 |hkdi-gallery@vtc.edu.hk

    Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory
    Last but not least, HKDI Gallery will showcase the “Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory”, the first large-scale solo exhibition of Tim YIP, the Oscar award-winning art director and artist (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), to take place in Hong Kong. Capturing the evolution of his artistic journey, the show will bring to life Tim YIP’s multidisciplinary works, and his collaborations with some of the world’s best filmmakers. From iconic costume designs, to photography and films which illustrate his aesthetic concepts and cultural interpretations, visitors will have a rare glimpse into his legendary career that spans over the past three decades. Interested parties are encouraged to follow HKDI Gallery’s social media channels for more updates.

    Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory (Free Admission)
    Opening Ceremony:    16 November 2018
    Exhibition Period:  17 November 2018 – 31 March 2019
    Opening Hours:  10:00am – 8:00pm
     (Closed on Tuesdays, 25 November, 2 and 9 December 2018)
    Venue:  HKDI Gallery, HKDI & IVE (LWL)
     3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
      (Tiu King Leng MTR Station Exit A2)
    Website:  www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery
    Facebook:  hkdi.gallery
    Enquiries:  3928 2566 |hkdi-gallery@vtc.edu.hk

    About Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
    Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a member of the VTC Group. HKDI was established in 2007 with the mission to be a leading provider of design education and lifelong learning, including design foundation studies, communication design and digital media, fashion and image design and architecture, interior and product design. With a view to providing professional designers for the creative industries, it promotes the “think and do” approach and encourages interdisciplinary thinking in its broad range of design programmes. HKDI maintains a strong network with the industry and provides its students with essential practical experience enriched with cultural sensitivities and sustainability. Overseas exchanges are actively arranged for students to broaden their international perspective. The campus in Tseung Kwan O provides a creative, inspiring and vibrant learning environment for students.
    Website: www.hkdi.edu.hk

    About The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The 9 IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and foundation diploma cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hospitality.
    Website: www.ive.edu.hk

    About HKDI Gallery
    HKDI Gallery is dedicated to the advancement of design education in Hong Kong through the presentation of international exhibitions and the exploration of contemporary design issues. HKDI Gallery aims to engage with both the design education community and the public to promote awareness of design through the examination of its history, theory and practice, and through close interactive study of design objects themselves. HKDI Gallery provides up to 600 square metres of exhibition space.
    Website: www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery

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