HKDI Gallery Presents “Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory”

Committed to promoting design and culture through partnerships with international museums and organisations, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee), member institutions of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), are delighted to present “Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory” as the grand finale of the world-class interdisciplinary exhibition line-up curated by HKDI Gallery in 2018. Marking the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, the recently debuted exhibition captures the evolution of Tim YIP’s artistic journey over the past three decades.

Lauded for his artistic direction and costume designs, Tim YIP is a world-renowned visual artist, stage and film art director and costume designer who has over the decades left an imprint in art, culture and performance across the globe. Drawing on Tim YIP’s imagination, history and memory, the exhibition is divided into 3 distinctive stages, offering a rare glimpse into the history of his legendary career. The first stage of the exhibition will feature 21 costumes from YIP’s films and original creations, prominently focusing on the original costumes from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” as well as “Red Cliff” and “The Banquet”. 

Moving from costume design to film, the second and the third stage of the exhibition will introduce a series of film projects focused on Tim’s ongoing muse and creation, “Lili" – a wigged manikin posed as a human model that has been a focus in several of Tim YIP’s work. Representing a symbol of separate reality, the third and final stage of the exhibition will feature “Robot Lili”, where the robotic figure is the speculation and imagination of the future of collective memory and artificial intelligence.


Tim Yip: Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory (Free Admission)

Exhibition Period: 17 November 2018 – 31 March 2019

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm

(Closed on Tuesdays, 25 November, 2 and 9 December 2018)

Venue: HKDI Gallery, HKDI & IVE (LWL) 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories,  Hong Kong (Tiu King Leng MTR Station Exit A2)

Website: www.hkdi.edu.hk/hkdi_gallery

Facebook: hkdi.gallery

Enquiries: 3928 2566| hkdi-gallery@vtc.edu.hk

Travel, Style, ArtDiana LimComment