K11 MUSEA celebrates its first anniversary with a ‘Van Gogh’s Ear’ and selling exhibition of Keith Haring’s artworks


9th October 2020 – (Hong Kong) As K11 MUSEA ushers in its first anniversary, the city’s cultural-retail destination reflects the city’s harbourfront culture with exciting art and cultural offerings.

Van Gogh’s Ear

Best known for investigating social, cultural, and political structures by creating artworks that engage with their surrounding contexts, Danish-Norwegian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset’s meticulously tailored architectural installations put site-specific works in dialogue with existing spaces. Van Gogh’s Ear is a sculpture that takes the form of a swimming pool sitting upright. With its cyan blue interior encompassed by a white edge, and elements like a stainless steel ladder, lights around the inner perimeter, and a diving board, the work reminds the viewer of a real garden pool. Located at Promenade, G/F (Near Gentle Monster), the artwork stands in surreal contrast against the city’s busy urban landscape.

Elmgreen & Dragset

As the title suggests, the evocation of artist Vincent Van Gogh’s missing ear opens up the possibility for a different perception of the form itself and demonstrates a witty take on the modern system of visual semiotics.

The Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset makes use of a wide range of aesthetics, styles, and media in their artistic practice. Best known for transforming museum halls and gallery spaces into wholly different environments and challenging the generic format of the white cube in various ways.

Meanwhile, from today to 18th October, you can indulge in the unique artworks by the pop artist Keith Haring in a selling exhibition titled ‘Keith Haring, Falling Up’ Presented By Phillips.

‘Keith Haring, Falling Up’
‘Keith Haring, Falling Up’

One of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Keith Haring achieved new heights by redefining how the public engaged with and understood fine art.

A broad-ranging selection of work that Haring created across his all-too-brief career brought by Phillips auction house arrives at K11 MUSEA. Encompassing his instantly recognisable paintings and drawings and his painted aluminium sculptures, as well as a grouping of memorabilia, the exhibition offers a look into the oeuvre of an artist who forever transformed the role of art within the public sphere.

Admission is FREE.