Dec 21st Monday: Waterfront Bi-city Conversations

December 21st, 2009

Waterfront Bi-city Conversations

Waterfront Bi-City Conversations

Date: December 21st
Time: 18.30 – 20.00
Venue: Main Pavilion

Rem Koolhaas – OMA | David Gianotten – OMA Asia (HK)
Rocco Yim – Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
Colin Ward | Michael W T Ng – Foster+Partners
Moderators: Marisa Yiu, Eric Schuldenfrei
Respondent: Laurence Liauw, Zhu Tao, Donald Choi Wun Hing

Participation and process in response to essays from the ‘Biennale Blueprint’
Join us at the Whotel living room for canapés and drinks: reception 20.00

RSVP with Kiki Sze by email on or before 18 December 2009 (Friday).

21st Dec / Waterfront Bi-City Conversations Review!

December 21st, 2009

21st Dec / Star architects on stage of Biennale!

December 21st, 2009

DEC 19th Saturday:Opening of Waterfront Promenade Exhibitions

December 16th, 2009

BRING YOUR OWN Basket / [bui]

BYOB – pop up openings will occur throughout the site [Biennale Park and Waterfront promenade]. Meet the creative minds behind the biennale, exhibitors, architects, curators, designers, collaborators, who will share and discuss their work, have a drink, pick up a coffee on the waterfront or BYOBui [杯].
Events include:
All day
– invites you to participate and tell us where you are from by : Gene Miao and Frederick Wong. These designers mark and survey participants that enter into the biennale park. As the exhibition progresses the exhibit take on the imprints of the visitors who have participated in its creation. Their work counts on the publics’ participation to create diverse, lively communities.
2:30pm onwards
E49 : BYOBench: Hole in the Wall
- A Slice of Public Space by Jody Marie Bielun and Pablo Leppe has invited “Start From Zero” founded by a Hong Kong local street artist – Dom. START stands for STreet ART, STencil ART and STicker ART. In Hong Kong and Shenzhen, where space is at a premium, where do we find a place for public space? “Hole in the Wall” cuts a ribbon of space into a vertical wall and asks street artist to paint and create BYOB on the blank white billboard space as a performative act- this project will evolve over the three months. Dom has created a piece, and another artist this Saturday named Big Mad will create the letters BYOB.
P47: Douglas Young – West Kowloon Walled City
- Douglas will host event- where a butler will serves scones and tea at the roof of the installation.
5:30pm – 7:30pm
M1 : B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beat)
- Gold Mountain featuring DJ Anand. Music Video commissioned for the 2009 Hong Kong and Shenzhen Biennale B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beat) – Director: Michele Orlando, Siren Films Ltd. The video will be projected in the Shigeru Ban pavilion shelter.
6:00pm onwards
all W zones
-POP UP – BYOB EVENT PARTY on the waterfront zone…..where BLACK TEES [O80] and OpenEnded Group’s PEDESTRIAN [C26] will be unveiled.

13th Dec / Organic Farming and Herbal Tea Workshop : Event Review!

December 15th, 2009

12th Dec / Xu Bing Forest Project Review!

December 15th, 2009

12th Dec / Mini Fa Pai Production Workshop with Wong Lai Chung

December 15th, 2009

10th Dec / Film Screening / “Mock-Ups in Close-Up: Architectural models in cinema 1927 – 2009″

December 11th, 2009

12th Dec/ Xu Bing Forest Project Workshop/Sign up and Details

December 9th, 2009

Xu Bing Forest Project Workshop

Forest Project seeks to establish a self-sustaining system that links art lovers in developed countries with local communities in developing countries. Proceeds from developed countries in this system will be used for tree-planting purposes in the developing countries. The two worlds are linked symbiotically through online auctions of artwork created by students from primary schools. This time around, a tree-planting event in Hong Kong will be included as part of the project. The project hopes to increase environmental awareness through the different expressions in art form.
徐冰《木•林•森》計劃,是一個為地球恢復森林集資的自循環系統。這個系統將部分資金從相對富裕的地區不斷流到貧困的地區,為種樹所用。此次的計劃包括在香港種植樹木。 徐冰《木•林•森》計劃緣起于由美國聖地亞哥當代美術館,伯克利大學美術館及太平洋影片庫與國際資源保護機構 Rare(稀有)共同策劃的“人類/自然”項目。此項目邀請八位藝術家,分別深入到八個世界文化遺產保護地,用藝術的方式提高當地人對環境的保護意識。徐冰選擇了肯尼亞。
Dates日期 :
December: 12th (FULL!), 13th , 19th & 20th
January: 3rd, 10th, 24th, 30th & 31st
Time 時間 : 11.00 -12.30
Location 地點 : Cultural Classroom 文化課室 [exhibition map|展覽地圖: W63]
Availability 名額: 40/class
Qualification 資格:6 – 12 year olds | 6 – 12 嵗
RSVP to at least 2 days before your selected date. (Please enter ‘Xu Bing Forest Project Workshop’ as your subject heading.)
(Disclaimer: Classes which are not filled are subject to cancellation by the organizers.)
About Xu Bing 關於徐冰
XU Bing was born in Chongqing, China. Currently resides and works in New York City. He received his bachelor degree in the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, where he stayed on as an instructor, earning his MFA and currently serving as the Vice President. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at major museums and art institutions throughout the world, and have won countless prizes and awards including the MacArthur Fellowship in 1999 in recognition of his capacity to contribute importantly to society, particularly in printmaking and calligraphy.
徐冰 (1955-)重慶人。 1977年考入中央美術學院版畫系,1981年畢業留校任教,1987年獲中央美術學院碩士學位。 1990年接受美國威斯康辛大學的邀請,做為榮譽藝術家移居美國。曾在美國華盛頓沙可樂國家美術館、紐約新美術館、布朗士美術館、西班牙米羅基金會美術館、捷克國家博物館等重要藝術機構舉辦個人藝術展。曾被邀請參加英國、法國、加拿大、日本、澳大利亞、芬蘭、意大利、德國、韓國等國的重要聯展。2008年回到北京,擔任中央美術學院副院長職務。

13th Dec / Organic Farming and Herbal Tea Workshop / Sign up and Details

December 9th, 2009

Organic Farming and Herbal Tea Workshop

Organic Farming and Herbal Tea Workshop
KFBG will introduce basic principles and methods of Organic Farming in this workshop. Apart from learning how to make a cup of tea with herb in season, you will plant and bring a small pot of vegetable seedling home. Don’t miss it.
Date 日期 : December 13th (Sunday), December 18th (Friday) and December 27th (Sunday)
Time 時間 : 14.00 – 15.30
Venue 地點: 主展亭Main Pavilion
Availability 名額: 200
Date 日期 :January 10th (Sunday), January 12th (Tuesday) and January 31th (Sunday)
Time 時間 :14.00 – 15.30
Venue 地點: 公衆文化圖書館Public Cultural Library
Availability 名額: 30

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