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By Yannie Chan | May 17th, 2021

K11 Musea, the cultural-retail destination located on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront bringing together art, culture and retail, is launching a month-long Art Karnival featuring a host of installations, interactive pieces, pop-ups, exhibitions, tours, and workshops starting from May 14 to June 27.

The whole space is filled with art happenings in its myriad cultural spaces. For instance, take a walk in the K11 Sculpture Park, and you’ll find yourself amidst Japanese artist Izumi Kato’s enigmatic humanoid sculptures. Presented by the K11 Art Foundation, Izumi Kato Trio of Otherworldly Bronzes is a surreal installation featuring the artist’s sculptures in bronze for the first time.

Courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin. ©2021 Izumi Kato

The sculpture park will also feature contemporary Chinese artist Xu Zhen’s In Just a Blink of an Eye from May 18-23. The piece portrays a human figure suspending mid-fall for hours at a time, playing with the constructed experience of time and stillness.

The Karnival will also bring in the largest sculpture to be exhibited in Asia to date. From end of May, the K11 Musea promenade will see a 8.5-metre-tall rose sculpture from Isa Genzken, considered one of the most influential female contemporary artists in Germany. Set against the Hong Kong skyline, Rose II is set to be a larger-than-life symbol of bloom and nature.

Detail of Rose II by Isa Genzken at Moma on March 9, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)

There is so much more happening during K11’s Art Karnival, from a retrospective exhibition of French oil painter Georges Mathieu, co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau), to the debut of New York design practice Gufram and Snarkitecture’s “Broken Series Pink Edition” at the Muse Edition (G/F, K11 Musea). There will be exclusive and limited home goods like sofa and coat hanger that you can buy home at the K11 design store or online here.

Broken Series Pink Edition

To discover all of the intriguing art pieces and happenings at K11’s Art Karnival, sign up for the daily Art Karnival Tours this May!

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