HONG KONG.- ArtisTree presents a solo exhibition of the work of renowned artist and architect William Lim in "Space Journey: William Lim, A Decade of Installations" from 15 August to 2 September 2012. Five installations, six projections and one painting will be showcased, including some of Mr. Lims most celebrated pieces. The exhibit commemorates 10 years of art installations by one of the most prominent figures in Hong Kong contemporary art.
"Lantern Wonderland," a monumental installation that was on view at Victoria Park to mark the 2011 Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival, will be among the projection works on display. "Lantern Wonderland" was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the worlds largest sculpture made from lanterns. The fish-shaped construction was created by Mr. Lim using a traditional bamboo scaffolding technique and was made from 2,360 traditional Chinese lanterns, taking 35 people 13 days to build.
Other featured works include "Moon Cake Pagoda," "Illegal Entry," "Artist's Table," "Elastic Streetscape," which was part of the 2010 Hong Kong Exhibition at the 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, and "Drifting Pavilion," which Mr. Lim created for 2008 Dutch Design Week.
A number of the works are large and dramatic. "Moon Cake Pagoda" is 4.3 meters high, and "Drifting Pavilion" extends to more than 10 meters in length.
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"Space Journey" is sponsored by CL3 as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. CL3 was founded by William Lim in 1992. Anniversary activities also include the publication of "Journey," a book celebrating 20 years of the companys architecture and interior design projects.
Mr. Lim is also Co-Chairman of Para/Site Art Space, and a member of the board of the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, Asia Society's Gallery Advisory Committee as well as the Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee of London's Tate Gallery.