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Swire Properties Unveils Arts Month Programme

26 Feb 2018

Swire Properties Unveils Arts Month Programme

Partnership with Art Basel in Hong Kong enters sixth year

Swire Properties today announced details of the dynamic, world-class programme featuring art by international and local talents in Swire Properties Arts Month 2018. The programme will feature exhibitions, art installations, live street art and performances at Pacific Place and Taikoo Place. Swire Properties will also host events at Art Basel in Hong Kong, partnering with the show for the sixth consecutive year.

“Swire Properties believes that art plays an important role in sustaining vibrant communities,” says Fiona Ma, Director, Marketing and Communications of Swire Properties. “Building on our rich history of creating and hosting an array of arts and culture events, we are continuing our efforts to enrich, engage and foster creativity in people’s everyday lives through the exciting lineup in our Arts Month programme.”

Swire Properties Arts Month 2018 - highlights:

Pacific Place, Admiralty

  • Jim Lambie, Spiral Scratch, at Pacific Place  (19 March – 8 April 2018)

Scottish contemporary artist and 2005 Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie’s new work, Spiral Scratch, will bring a sensory dimension to Pacific Place. This site-specific work juxtaposes an intricate, rhythmic floor pattern with a collection of 15 ladders painted in vivid hues. These commonplace objects stretch upwards from the floor in luminous-coloured columns, stripped of all utility with mirrors installed between the rungs. The result is a kaleidoscopic interaction of colour, shape and form, which gives rise to surprising new perspectives. 


Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay

  • Notating Beauty that Moves – Music at an Exhibition at the new ArtisTree in Taikoo Place (3 – 29 March 2018)

Sponsored by Swire Properties’ ArtisTree, Notating Beauty That Moves – Music at an Exhibition is an exhibition and performance series presented by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and curated by two leading Hong Kong artists; Samson Young, the award-winning sound artist, and Yang Yeung, Founding Member and Artistic Director of soundpocket. Exploring the relationship between the motion of the musicians and the notation on the score, the exhibition will showcase 36 artworks ranging from works-on-paper and drawings, to moving images, texts, photography and paintings. The collection has 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 will be a series of concerts featuring members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the acclaimed Australian group, Ensemble Offspring.

  • Urban Art at Taikoo Park, Taikoo Place (Live painting will take place 22 - 24 March)

Live Urban Art is Swire Properties’ celebration of street art at Taikoo Place. Three British artists, Phil Ashcroft, Graeme Brusby (aka Xenz) and Duncan Jago (aka Mr Jago), will paint murals in Taikoo Park. The live painting is set to infuse this space with street art’s vibrant energy while showcasing the art form. The murals are composed of smaller canvasses that will be individually sold to raise funds for the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s programme for disadvantaged and underprivileged youth. This engagement will be held in collaboration with leading architecture and design firm Aedas.

  • Remi Rough at Quarry Bay MTR (From 23 March 2018)

British artist Remi Rough will inject energy and new life into the Taikoo Place exit at Quarry Bay MTR station with a dramatic and site-specific new geometric mural. By reimagining this public space, Rough will create a vibrant and vivid travelling experience, stimulating Hong Kong’s general public on their everyday commute, and encouraging a fresh engagement with the space. The work has been commissioned by Swire Properties and MTR, in partnership with Aedas.

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Swire Properties VIP Lounge & Dialogue Series at Art Basel in Hong Kong  (29 – 31 March 2018)

Designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect and Founder of Daydreamers Design Stanley Siu, the Swire Properties VIP Lounge, Cumulus, is a free-flowing space inspired by the natural beauty and grandeur of clouds in the sky. Siu is an advocate of nurturing the relationship between public spaces and communities, and the role pavilions can have in generating conversation. In this latest project the structure is enveloped by light fabric folds that create a space where concepts, thoughts and experience all converge to create change.

The lounge, located on Level 1 Concourse, will serve as the venue for the much-anticipated Swire Properties Dialogue Series, a specially curated series of talks and panel discussions by leading art-world figures including: Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts), Daan Roosegaarde (Dutch artist and innovator), Nicholas Baume (Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund) and Conrad Shawcross (British artist), among others. The series will stimulate meaningful dialogues across art, design and architecture, to encourage the exchange of ideas that lead to more enriched and sustainable communities.

For more information on any of the above programmes, please visit:

Gallery List

.Jim Lambie, 2018. Courtesy of The Artist

.Jim Lambie 2018. Courtesy of the artist

.Jim Lambie Shaved Ice, 2012 Wooden ladders, mirrors, household fluorescent paint Dimensions variable Installation view, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014

.Jim Lambie Shaved Ice, 2012 Wooden ladders, mirrors, household fluorescent paint Dimensions variable Installation view, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014

.Jim Lambie Shaved Ice, 2012 Wooden ladders, mirrors, household fluorescent paint Dimensions variable Installation view The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane, Glasgow, 2012

.Jim Lambie Installation view, Forever Changes, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2008

.Jim Lambie Installation view, Unknown Pleasures, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2008

.Jim Lambie The Strokes (Black & White), 2008 Vinyl tape Dimensions Variable Installation view, Holden Gallery, Manchester, 2015

.Phil Ashcroft

.Remi Rough

.Hong Kong architect Stanley Siu

.Samson Young Landschaft (St. Paul + Peter's Cathedral (side courtyard) Sept 2, 2015, 10:50am) Ink, pencil, watercolour on paper 27.5cm x 18.6cm

.Samson Young, Landschaft (Sept 5, Fez, January 10am-11:15am) Ink, pencil, watercolour on paper 27.5cm x 18.6cm

.Thitiphorn Kotham, Moon Spell in Summer (installation view), 2017 Watercolour and foils on music sheet, a set of 100 pieces

.Notating Beauty That Moves – Music at an Exhibition, co-curators Samson Yeung and Yang Yeung