K11 Christmas Art Playground
K11’s 10th anniversary celebration – 【Christmas Art Playground】
Unveiling the most vibrant Christmas art playground in town
Interactive game installations to bring out the inner child in everyone
Neon galore: Glow-in-the-dark art jam in 300-square-feet space and debut midnight neon party
Unconventional nostalgia: Local architecture studio AaaM entices with artistic light and
mind-blowing merry-go-round and periscope
Audiovisual magic: Japanese contemporary artist Shohei Tsuda presents multidimensional exhibit
Spanning from 13 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, K11 will be presenting a multimedia art exhibition《Christmas Art Playground》, showcasing three innovative Christmas installations created by local architecture studio AaaM and Japanese contemporary artist Shohei Tsuda, transforming K11 Art Mall into the most iridescent playground in town, packed with entertainment galore for people of all ages, right smack in the middle of the city. Harnessing interactive lighting, music, and motion to entice the five senses, the ground-breaking playground will feature merry-go-round and the periscope to bring back the nostalgic childhood, while eliciting the potential of creative play in everyone for the New Year ahead.
Think out of the box and discover your inner self as you express yourself in the INK PLAYROOM, an original 300-square-feet art jam space where participants, donning protective gear, are invited to paint their heart out on a white canvas. Enjoy the Messy Play, let out your infinite creativity, and bring home a unique graffiti art. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, K11 will be holding its first-ever After Dark Party. After all the shops are closed at 10pm, the art mall will be transformed into a party venue for guests to be among the first to celebrate Christmas this year in style. A limited number of tickets will be available for the public to participate in this one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration.
K11《Christmas Art Playground》boasts a wide array of artistic game installations and experiential spaces for self-exploration to promote interaction between grown-ups and children, as well as their self-expression. The sense of playfulness is brought a notch up with the interactive games, workshops and activities for participants’ expression of innovativeness. Set to become the most exciting playground with the most interactive elements in town, K11 looks forward to celebrating Christmas and the New Year with you all!
《K11 Christmas Art Playground》Multimedia Art Exhibition (From 13 November 2018 - 6 January 2019)
Game of Light by AaaM:
Tree of 150 flowing rings in the air with JACKPOT ultimate shine activated by teamwork
Medium: Mixed Materials
Year of creation: 2018
A playground suitable for grown-ups and children alike is a rarity in a city where land is scarce. In collaboration with K11, local architecture firm AaaM has especially created a game installation that promotes cooperation and jumping motions in the Atrium. Comprising 150 floating rings, Game of Light immerses participants in a multidimensional experience. The philosophy behind Game of Light is to encourage participants to think out of the box, and explore, without constraints, the meaning of play and the relations between individualism and collectivism, while bringing out their inner potential.
Team up with your friends and manipulate the lighting effects of the floating rings through various different motions, and activate the “JACKPOT ultimate shine” with teamwork. Combining the elements of space and interactive lighting, the designers created this playground to bring out the child in everyone, especially in the season of festivity.
How to play:
• Individual: Stand on any of the circles on the ground and jump 1.8 metres up in the air to activate the lighting effects of the floating rings. Aim to change the colour of the rings from blue to purple.
• Team: Gather three people and stand at the designated points under the tree of floating rings. Jump 1.8 metres up in the air either simultaneously or at different times, and aim to activate the “JACKPOT ultimate shine”.
Game of Light by AaaM
Exhibition period: 13 November 2018 to 13 January 2019
Periscoping Hong Kong by AaaM:
Colourful Merry-go-round and Periscope create instagrammable moments
Dimension: 6M (H) x 4.4M (diameter)
Medium: Mixed Materials
Year of creation: 2018
So much of the beautiful scenery of Hong Kong goes amiss as we fiddle with our smartphones, tablets and game consoles. Which is what prompted this work by AaaM, inspired by the quintessentially Hong Kong neon signs, air ducts and water pipes. Remade from the nostalgic merry-go-round and periscope, Periscoping Hong Kong encourages parents to revisit their nostalgic playground with their children for a walk down memory lane.
The art piece is the second version of AaaM’s periscope and merry-go-round interactive installation Periscoping Hutong, which debuted at Beijing Design Week 2017. The art piece aims at exploring the urban development in Hong Kong and encouraging the public to stay curious to the world around them.
How to play:
• Rotate the merry-go-round, hop on the platform, and explore the iridescent surroundings and K11 Atrium through the periscope
• Move the colour blocks of different shapes on the ground, fill in to the empty spaces in the painting to complete the colourful cityscape
Periscoping Hong Kong by AaaM
Exhibition period: 13 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Location: K11 Piazza (G/F)
Japanese contemporary artist Shohei Tsuda’s first overseas exhibition:
Five-sensory experiential exploration of the subconscious and uniquely scenic Hong Kong
The iconic skyscrapers and colourful signage may not strike the typical Hongkonger as unusual, and yet these are nothing near the ordinary for travelers to the city. Among those awe-struck is up-and-coming contemporary Japanese artist Shohei Tsuda, who masterfully utilizes vibrant colours, light beams, audio and visual elements in his multiple-unit installation to depict the inspiration bestowed upon him by this city of pronounced visual appeal.
Through his installation creation, Shohei Tsuda hopes that participants can immerse in the multidimensional space and explore their respective individual existence, while reevaluating the subconscious.
MUTATION comprises multiple installation units:
Touch (Release) (2018)：A round, moon-like silver mirror floats in the air, reflecting every single light component and humanity in motion. What at first glance resembles a silver moon is really an invitation to Shohei Tsuda’s first-in-Hong Kong artistic world.
“’A dazzling cityscape’ is my first impression of Hong Kong,” recalls Shohei Tsuda. This installation is inspired by the light reflected by glass windows of the skyscrapers in Tsim Sha Tsui, continuously injecting an energetic ambiance to the city.
Reflected in the mirror are the paint and pattern of the ground, highlighting Shohei Tsuda’s flair in making the ordinary extraordinary, as well as his hope that people will learn to see the beauty in everyday objects.
Touch (Remodel) (2015 / 2018): “Touch” is an experiential and representative artwork by Shohei Tsuda, which aims at exploring the world as interpreted through smartphone cameras in the recent three decades of digital and social media era. He created this artwork by taking a close-up shot of himself and a model’s body parts with a flashlight, creating a more intimate relationship with the audience, and also to express the warmth and colour of interaction between people. The rhythmic light ricocheting off the mirror and gold-coloured walls is a reflection of the pulse of the city that is human interaction.
Touch (Reflection) (2018)：As an architect, Tsuda is constantly curious and imaginative about structure. As his first overseas exhibition which coincides with K11’s 10th anniversary, Shohei Tsuda has especially employed glittery gold materials to highlight the concept of celebration while delineating the thriving city of Hong Kong. Combining the three-dimensional landscape and lighting, the installation tells the rugged landscape, as well as the historical development of Hong Kong.
Multidirectional Radiation (2016) (left) and Multidirectional Radiation - (Remix) (2016) (right)：As a musician, Shohei Tsuda uses digital print as the medium for hand-drawn illustrations. Juggling a black and white visual to show the outline, while a colourful one to show the shape of the drawings, Tsuda uses a two-dimensional visual to express the mental state of flux shared by him and his band members’ under the influence of music.
Scene：Blessed with a knack for discovering the beauty in everyday objects, Shohei Tsuda created this installation with the threads specifically used for architecture measurement. Originally his graduation project using plain-coloured thread, Tsuda has especially used 8,000 colourful threads to create this installation combining visual, audio and tactile stimulation for K11’s Christmas Art Playground. Participants are encouraged to travel through the thread installation and foster interaction within the space. Aired in the Scene is the visual elements captured in Japan and Hong Kong, crowdsourced online by Shohei Tsuda. From the other side of the installation, participants will be able to see the visual stimulation created by Tsuda, with comical clips projected onto the installation, incorporated with the TV static noise and unique visual elements from Japan to create a multi-dimensional visual impact. Audiences can move between the threads, while enjoying the sound and visual creation collected from Japan and Hong Kong.
山のようなもの - Objects Like Mountains - (Hong Kong ver.) (2018) and documentary video：山のようなもの - Objects Like Mountains - [Workshop] (2017)：Another of Tsuda’s signature large-scale installation art, once created by Tsuda and a few dozen grown-ups and children inside a Japanese secondary school. Onto the quintessentially Japanese ‘washi’ that is known for its opaqueness and therefore much loved by Japanese photographers, are images of Japan and Hong Kong, such as snow scenes in Tsuda’s hometown, Ibaraki Prefecture, and iconic architectures in Hong Kong. Ingeniously blending the uniqueness of Japan and Hong Kong, the co-existence of nature and city, this installation art induces awakening in the visual and audio senses.
Shohei Tsuda MUTATIONS Exhibition
Date: 13 November 2018 – 13 January 2019
Time: 12:00nn – 10:00pm
Venue: chi K11 art space (B2/F)
* members of KLUB 11 & Artist KLUB enjoy exclusive discount on fee
K11《Christmas Art Playground》Playful Experience
Mutation in Action: Messy Play of Graffiti Artwork in 300-square-feet INK PLAYROOM
What if you are allowed a ravaging spree to let off the steam piled up from everyday life?
Meet INK PLAYROOM, designed with those with otherworldly ideas in mind, so that you can paint your heart out on the boards and walls, illuminated with UV lights for extraordinary visual effects. Don the protective gear provided on site, equip yourself with water pistols and pens filled with paint, and you can let loose your creativity in the 300-square-feet space. Participants are each given a white canvas to bring their own graffiti artwork home.
There are nine daily INK PLAYROOM sessions available by reservation, each session is 45 minutes. Come by yourself or rent out the whole place (up to 12 people)!
Date: 13 November 2018 to 13 January 2019
Sessions: 12:00nn – 12:45pm / 1:00pm – 1:45pm / 2:00pm – 2:45pm / 3:00pm – 3:45pm / 4:00pm -4:45pm / 5:00pm – 5:45pm / 6:00pm – 6:45pm / 7:00pm – 7:45pm / 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Location: chi K11 art space (B2/F)
Online registration: HK$120/person / Registration Website: https://kka.k11.com/en/event/
- *Remarks：Admission fee is inclusive of that of MUTATIONS by Shohei Tsuda.
- Children under 1.2 metres in height can enjoy 50% discount.
- This activity is subject to relevant terms and conditions.
- KLUB 11 and Artist KLUB members can enjoy exclusive discounts.
First-ever Adter Dark Party in celebration of K11’s 10th anniversary
Be among the first to celebrate Christmas in style this year!
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, K11 will be holding its first-ever midnight neon party. All shops will be closing at 10pm, transforming the art mall into a party venue for guests to be among the first to celebrate Christmas this year in style. Dotting across the party venue will be multiple photo spots for participants to share their jubilation on social channels. Alternatively, try your luck and have fun at the game booths.
Expect “Go Go Glow! Bounce & Boogie” show and live DJ gig by the female duo TNL (Lokyii and Troyi), TNL was selected as the fifth popular female DJs in China in 2017.
Every participant will be given a face paint kit for free. The party is open to invited guests only, with a limited number of tickets available for sale to the public. Stay tuned to K11’s Facebook page for details.
Date: 16 November 2018