Hong Kong Biennale Press Conference

UABBHK Press Conference 690wide.jpgOn 2015-10-14, together with co-curators Christine Hawley, Paolo Zaide and Roger Wu, Sarah and Yutaka launched the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong) Press Conference at the Heritage Discovery Centre Lecture Theatre and future site of the Biennale. The curatorial theme ‘ Visions 2050 – Lifestyle and the City’ and a selection of International and local exhibitors were presented to an invited audience of guests, co-organisers, Shenzhen Committee, media and supporting organisations.
See below links to read the press converage:
Look out for future press coverage and launches in the media and please follow updates on our newly launched website at www.uabbhk.org and social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.
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Shanghai Talk

Shanghai Talk 690wide 3.jpgOn 2015-10-16, following the media launch of ‘Light Flower’, SKY YUTAKA were invited to talk in Shanghai to share a brief history of the light flower installation working with Lane Crawford and Swarovski crystals.

Sarah and Yutaka shared some of their inspiration for the works, design process and current preoccupations as well as their aspiration for the future and their thought on the link between architecture, design, lifestyle together with artists Naihan Li and Ben Wu Studio to students from Donghua University and the Fine Art College of Shanghai Universities.

Light Flower Installation

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In celebration of the partnership between Lane Crawford and Swarovski, SKY YUTAKA created their latest interactive ‘Light Flower’ installation for an exclusive exhibition as part of Shanghai Fashion Week. The exhibition is part of Swarovski and Lane Crawford celebration of their recent 165th and 120th anniversaries respectively.

Responding to a brief which called for an exploration of contrasts between what can be taken from the past to create something for the future, SKY YUTAKA focused on traditional paper crafting and worked with one of the few remaining sifu in Hong Kong to learn techniques of the trade.
Incorporating a diverse range of materials from carefully selected Swarovski crystals, lighting, electronics, metal, perspex, bamboo and shoji-paper, the design process lead the team to integrate both traditional and modern production methodology and explore the specific techniques required.
‘Light Flower’ will become part of Swarovski’s prestigious Archive and their international travelling exhibition.

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