Swire Properties Arts Month is set to make a comeback in May 2021 with an impressive line-up of acclaimed artists that pays tribute to the Company’s mission of making arts and culture a part of everyday life. This year also marks Swire Properties’ nine-year partnership with Art Basel in Hong Kong. Spanning life-sized installations to multimedia exhibitions, this year’s programmes will be headlined by international artists famous for their singular originality in their fields. They include renowned British designer Paul Cocksedge; eminent British artist Michael Craig-Martin; and Norwegian artist Fredrik Tjærandsen.
PLEASE BE SEATED AT TAIKOO PARK, TAIKOO PLACE
BY PAUL COCKSEDGE
From 19 May 2021
“Please Be Seated” is a large-scale wood installation designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio that has been making waves on its tour across Swire Properties’ developments in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. This version of the artwork has been specially created for Hong Kong and will be permanently installed in Taikoo Park for the local community to enjoy.
HEADPHONES, HIGH HEEL, BRIGHT IDEA
BY MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN
19 May – 9 June 2021, Pacific Place
14 June – 31 August 2021, Taikoo Park, Taikoo Place
Michael Craig-Martin’s series of artworks will be on display at Pacific Place and in Taikoo Park at Taikoo Place. From May to August, both locations will present the captivating and vibrant steel sculptures before the works are permanently installed at Taikoo Li Qiantan in Shanghai.
Video credit: Artwork © Michael Craig-Martin.
Photo credit: (from left to right) Bright Idea, 2016 © Michael Craig-Martin; Headphones (blue), 2020 © Michael Craig-Martin; High Heel (pink), 2013 © Michael Craig-Martin
ARTISTREE SELECTS: LIGHT IN/OUT FILM AND EXHIBITION
Public viewing: 24 May – 8 June 2021, 11am – 7pm, ArtisTree, Taikoo Place
At Taikoo Place, the Light In / Out Film and Exhibition will showcase a dance film with a large-scale latex installation alongside a collection of cinematic images created by Norwegian artist Fredrik Tjærandsen. His debut show in Asia, the multimedia exhibition marries fashion with movement, film, photography and visual arts, inviting the audience to enjoy a thought-provoking experience. Please click here for more details.