Location: Hong Kong
Client: M+ Museum
Service: Architecture, Interior, Contract Administration
SKY YUTAKA were appointed to design and produce “Mobile M+”, the eighth in a series of pre-opening “nomadic” exhibitions curated by M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, which marks the beginning of the museum’s venture to explore different possibilities of engaging the public without the presence of a building.
This inaugural exhibition is M+’s first Moving Images exhibition, which will showcase the museum’s growing new media collection from contemporary artists from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond in advance of the museum opening scheduled for completion in 2018.
Responding to the challenges of exhibiting in two different spaces in a commercial building and Grade 2 listed heritage building, with a total of 13,000 square feet (1210sqm) with the core exhibits being displayed through film and moving image in the form of digital projection, SKY YUTAKA were engaged in the spatial design, sourcing, programming, production and project management of the exhibition and associated spaces of learning centre to support the education programmes.
Location: Kowloon Park, Hong Kong
Size: Biennale exhibition featuring works of 60 artist, designers and architects
Service: Curation, Exhibition Design, Development of Associated Programs, Forums, Workshops, and Project Management
Sarah and Yutaka were selected as part of the Hong Kong curatorial team led by Professor Christine Hawley for the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture * Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale is a three month event that is shared by the two cities under an innovative “Two Cities, One Biennale” approach. Aimed at promoting education and public discussion around a dynamic programme of architecture, urbanism, design and culture, the team bring both a strong international and local approach to what will be the sixth biennale in a sequence of events organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation in association with the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Designers Association.
With over 220,000 visitors during the event period, the highest attendance in the event’s history was made possible through the main exhibition, development of a 3-month programme both at the Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park and satellite venues and online media and gallery. Support from renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and first-time screenings for major documentary films by Edward Burtynsky and Jan Gehl, encouraged a mix of audience and a platform for insightful discussions to be held.
With collaborative support of local universities and institutions, practices and the participants, a diverse programme enabled conversations and a wide range of aspects focused on Hong Kong’s urban environment from the past to the future.
Part-01 Essays and Curatorial Team