Guided Visit: "Glow Like That - K11 Art Foundation’s Exhibition at Victoria Dockside"
Glow Like That is one of K11 Art Foundation’s highlight contemporary art exhibitions in 2019. It will take place in Hong Kong’s New Art and Design district, Victoria Dockside, during Hong Kong Art Week 2019. As urbanites, we are so used to the presence of light – and especially artificial light – in the city that we become blind to it. Featuring an international group of artists who work in a wide range of mediums, including luminous and reflective materials, the exhibition reveals a diversity of forms of ‘glow’ that are often unnoticed in our lives and examines their socio-cultural implications in the contemporary world. This ‘glowy’ exhibition perfectly blends in with the exhibition venue – the 21/F of K11 Atelier – which boasts a huge expanse of floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city’s dazzling skyline and shimmering harbour.
Victoria Dockside is situated on Hong Kong’s iconic harbour-front. The site was formerly known as Holt’s Wharf. Founded in 1910, Holt’s Wharf served as a global freight and logistics hub that helped establish Hong Kong as a gateway to the Far East and played a major role in the city becoming the busiest port in the world. The location has a long history of transformation.
The first phase of Victoria Dockside — K11 Atelier, the iconic mixed-use Grade A office opened in late November 2017, which has now transformed into the Glow Like That exhibition venue.
About K11 Art Foundation
Founded in 2010 by Adrian Cheng, K11 Art Foundation (“KAF”) is a registered not-for-profit organization that promotes the long-term development of the contemporary art scene in Greater China by providing support to emerging Chinese artists and curators and taking them to the international stage.
KAF has created countless platforms for the production, presenting and interpretation of contemporary art in Greater China and beyond. It has been at the forefront to connect an international art community of diverse tastes, charging the contemporary art scene with vitality. KAF continues its mission of providing local communities, especially young and inquisitive members of our generation, easy access to appreciate art and thereby elevates our collective understanding of culture. Through our innovation educational programmes, art spaces, art database across Greater China and unique collection of contemporary art.