RETHINKING TYPOLOGIES: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Some of the most important pieces from the collection of the Institute’s Department of Architecture and Design are on display at this exhibition. These trace the evolution of basic everyday forms, from lighting and tableware through to modern houses and skyscrapers, documenting how historic innovations in modern architecture and design have become parts of contemporary life.

NATHALIE DECOSTER VARIOUS LOCATIONS & MACAU

After showcasing her works in Hong Kong’s public spaces, French sculptor Nathalie Decoster is taking over Macau’s public spaces to display more than 50 artworks ranging from bronze figures to geometrical iron structures around the Macao Museum of Art, Mandarin Oriental, Macau, One Central Macau and the town’s old city. With their pure lines and simple materials, her creations are both inspiring and calming when set against the City backdrop.

THE SOUNDS OF NATURE: UN GUOCHENG 3812 CONTEMPORARY ARTS PROJECT,

HONG KONG

3812 Contemporary Arts Project celebrates its first birthday with an exhibition of more than 30 pen and ink drawings on paper and silk by emerging Chinese contemporary artist Lin Guocheng, Inspired by ancient paintings and poetry, this self-taught painter depicts Chinese scenery with subtle, simple and evocative strokes.

HEATHERWICK STUDIO:

DESIGNING THE EXTRAORDINARY VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

The V&A presents the first-ever major retrospective of the work of Hong Kong-based architect Thomas Heatherwick, who is famed for his elegant and integrated designs, including our own Pacific Place. On show are examples of some of his most impressive creations, such as a spinning chair, rolling bridge, expandable zip bag, power station, «endless» bench, Olympic cauldron and London bus.

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