Notating Beauty that Moves – Music at an Exhibition

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SKY YUTAKA are delighted to participate as exhibition designer for ‘Notating Beauty That Moves – Music at an Exhibition’ is an exhibition and performance series which kicks off Hong Kong Arts Month. Presented by Hong Kong Sinfonietta the exhibition explores the relationship between the motion of the musicians and the notation on the score, the exhibition will showcase 36 artworks which have been sourced from around the world, and highlights include works by avant-garde composers Cathy Berberian, John Cage, Mark Applebaum, Morgan O’Hara, and Samson Young.

Accompanying the exhibition ranging from works-on-paper and drawings, to moving images, texts, photography and paintings will be a series of 13 concerts during Hong Kong Arts Month.

Thanks to the curatorial team of Samson Young, Yang Yeung and Vivian Poon and the HKS team for their vision and collaboration.

Exhibition venue: ArtisTree, 1/F Cambridge House

Exhibition period: 3 March to 29 March 2018

Opening Hours : Tuesday to Sunday 6pm – 8pm (3.3.2018), 12-8pm (4 – 22 March) and 12pm – 9pm 23-29 March


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Urban Dialogue Singapore

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(Exhibition listing from Skyline Magazine by URA Singapore)

In the next instalment, international travelling exhibition Urban Dialogue opens at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s headquarters in Singapore until mid-November 2017. The narrative and featured projects are curated through an accessible and clear freestanding reconfigured arrangement of panels.

Together with the exhibition will be two lectures, the first of which Stefan Krummeck introduces the exhibition through ‘Planning for People: Sustainable Urban Growth in the Face of Land Scarcity’ followed by a lecture focusing on placemaking at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

SKY YUTAKA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sir Terry Farrell CBE who has been awarded the 2017 Royal Town Planning Institute Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards urban design and will be speaking at the Asia Society Hong Kong on Thursday 26th October 2017 about the future of city making as a creative and collaborative endeavour.

With thanks to the URA team; Professor Puay-peng Ho and the Kingsmen team in Hong Kong and Singapore, and Farrells’ team Simon Ben and Jackie.

Exhibition venue: URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore, 069118

Exhibition period: 12 October – 15 November 2017, 9am – 6pm (closed Sunday)

Urban Dialogue – Shanghai

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The Fourth stage of Farrell’s international travelling architectural exhibition opened in the Bridge 8 Art space transforming the converted heritage building in the Huangpu District of Shanghai into the latest venue which continue a series of discussions on the role of sensitive urban design at a time of global urbanisation at an unprecedented scale.

The gallery layout has been adapted to continue the narrative of the Urban Dialogue theme and recent industry recognition of awards of some of the featured buildings since the launch of the exhibition tour in Hong Kong.

Exhibition venue: Bridge 8 Art space—1908 Granary, 1247 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Exhibition period: July 8th – August 5th 2017 (Closed Monday), opening hours 9:30am – 5:00pm

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WKCD Exhibition

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SKY YUTAKA have completed the design and production of West Kowloon Cultural District’s first major public exhibition since the public engagement exercise in 2011.

As part of Hong Kong SAR’s 20th Anniversary Celebration event organised by the Development Bureau and Planning Department, the ‘Impressions – Hong Kong’ event focuses on different aspects of Hong Kong’s built environment and ‘Cultural Hong Kong’ is a celebration of creativity and culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

The exhibition aims to introduce the vision and principles behind the creation of one of the largest cultural hubs in the world through integration of information displays, video, architectural models, touchscreens and VR in addition to an interactive model. Working closely with the client, SKY YUTAKA developed a bespoke solution for the interactive model from concept, design and fabrication and installation of the interactive model which introduces the key features related to the district planning over various levels.

Exhibiting at Level 3, City Gallery, Hong Kong from 20 June until 30 November 2017.

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Summer Edition 9 of K11’s Artoid

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Summer Edition 9 of K11’s Artoid is available at K11 which features a review of the past exhibitions and culture events including Urban Sense (p6) and Art Infinity Education programme of which Sarah participated in training the great team of enthusiastic Junior Docents in the exhibition design approach, curatorial and shared narratives of each art work (p12).
We would like to thank Rebecca, Regina, Carol, Mono and Peony for their generous support.

Extension of the Urban Dialogue exhibition to the Peak Tower


Following a successful launch with a record 20,000 visitors in the first week of opening, the Fringe exhibition now joins the Peak Tower exhibition until July 5th 2016.

The month long celebration of events kick-started with a pre-opening lecture entitled ’The City as a Tangled Bank’ by Sir Terry Farrell in Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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In keeping with the ‘Dialogue’ theme, Farrells hosted several public programmes to further engage with the public and initiate discussion on issues centred around Hong Kong planning including a public workshop jointly conducted by Farrells London and Hong Kong who introduced concepts of urban design, precedents and an interactive workshop resulting in re-imagining a new vision for Hong Kong.

An engaging forum with industry leaders KK Ling, Paul Zimmerman, Peter Cookson-Smith, Stefan Krummeck and Sir Terry Farrell moderated by Professor Colin Fournier discussing topical issues related to Hong Kong’s urban design today including different modes of development for Hong Kong and bottom-up approach to city planning.

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Supplementing the exhibition, Farrells hosted an open studio session at their practice and Sarah and Yutaka gave insight into the curatorial process and project background during curator’s tours.

At the Peak Tower, the exhibition has a different curatorial theme which addresses the idea of the building as icon. With the nature of the site as one of Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions, ‘Urban Dialogue: Icons by Farrells’ aims to communicate a different aspect of architecture and give the public a more educational and unique insight into architecture through 25 years of practice.

This special exhibition contains models and contents on loan from the London office, Sir Terry’s private collection, the Peak Tramways and others which are exhibited for the first time. Set inside the globe is Farrells original Peak working model which was used to explore the form during the design development of the competition winning scheme.

SKY YUTAKA have designed the exhibition as a modular system which can be adapted to a variety of venues. Beyond the display of the models, SKY YUTAKA also designed a bespoke lighting system which supports the exhibition narrative and reads with the commissioned film produced by MOP Lab and Eric Tsang.

In planning is the next stage of the exhibition overseas. For tours and more information for overseas exhibition please contact our team.

In dialogue with Farrells

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In celebration of Farrells office 25 years in Hong Kong, the curatorial theme focuses on the architect- planner approach to city making and the exhibition is composed around a series of narratives and the stories of Farrells work which best exemplify the diversity in their work and growing presence in Asia.

Designed as a travelling exhibition, Hong Kong is the first stop in the tour and through the visual media of sketches, drawings, diagrams, models and commissioned film we convey the depth of their work focusing on the last 25 years.

The Peak Tower takes a different approach and combined with memorabilia from Sir Terry Farrell’s personal collection and original concept models, the exhibition is a celebration of the building as icon and public role of architecture in the city.

The exhibition has personal significance to us having once been architectural assistants in both the London and Hong Kong offices, we welcomed the chance to delve into the Farrell archives and re-visit their projects and to appreciate the evolution of their work from a curatorial perspective.

Join us and the Farrell team in a programme of events which extend these dialogues and create room for exchanges to happen.

Particular thanks to Ben Lau, Simon Chan, Andrew Shields, Ben MacLeod, Jackie Chung, Claire Pang, Richard Morrison, Ginny Chau Stefan Krummeck and Gavin Erasmus for providing valuable insights into the practice and for their collective efforts and support in realising the project.

Shilpa Gupta Exhibition at AAA

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‘That Photo we never got’ is part of the ’15 Invitations for 15 Years’ series which is a research project taking form in Asia Art Archive’s library. A diverse collection of works, Gupta’s practice explores the dynamics of contexts, perception and cartographies of knowledge which incorporates methods of archiving into her work.

Drawing from the AAA’s collection between 1960s to 1980s, the installation interweaves between the display concentrated at the library’s facade and juxtaposes Gupta’s art with the AAA collection.

Realising Gupta’s vision since first exhibiting at the 2015 India Art Fair,  SKY YUTAKA collaborated with the artist and AAA’s team to design and produce an installation which would respect the artists vision and respond to the library’s unique site condition.


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Sensing the City


Starting ahead of Hong Kong Art Week 2016, Urban Sense opened on Friday 18th March with a launch party set amongst the atrium installation, ‘Golden Bubbles’. In collaboration with K11, the exhibition explores the nature of Hong Kong’s urban context, city making and the elements which make up our experience of the city through the different senses of architecture and sound.
Curatorial team SKY YUTAKA and Diorama Projects collaborated with International and Local artists Atelier J-AR, Sarah Choi, Colin Fournier and Marysia Lewandowska, Tobias Klein, Topotek 1 and Rebecca Saunders and People’s Architecture Office. The artists responded to the curatorial theme and developed exhibition specific works which forms part of the narrative of our city. Bringing together art, architecture and sound, six local music composers were commissioned to create sound installations that responds to the art work. The musics were also interspersed with voice recordings of the artists reflections on the City and Hong Kong’s urban identity and made available for the online platform.
Intending to engage the various audiences, the exhibition includes works which are participatory and are somewhat playful in nature. Intended as a children friendly exhibition, there is a children’s guide to the exhibition and a diverse thematic book selection for all ages which has been developed to make the exhibition more inclusive.
As an extension to the exhibition theme, there will be media and curator tours, artist talk and a 2 month programme with public workshops and a series of artist workshops devised and conducted by the artists.
We wish to thank K11’s art team, exhibitors and music artists for their support.

M+ :Moving Images exhibition named The Art Newspaper China’s Exhibition of the Year

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SKY YUTAKA are pleased to share the news that Mobile M+ : Moving Images exhibition has been named The Art Newspaper China’s Exhibition of the Year (Chinese Contemporary Art)’ 2015.
Based on the theme of ’The Power of Innovation’ which questions ways for young public of the digital era to understand traditional arts, this year’s award was focused “to encourage fresh thinking and new moves on art projects, exhibitions and creations…to enhance content and software, and professional standards, in order to match the growth in hardware like museums.” (TANC Asia)
We extend our warmest congratulations to curator Yung Ma, the M+ West Kowloon team and all the artists.