“The World of Tim Burton” In Hong Kong (Opens Nov 5, 2016) x Michael Lau Collectibles
“The World of Tim Burton” is a touring exhibition opening in Hong Kong in November, featuring the worlds of the revered director, showcasing over 500 artworks that span from his childhood to his most recent films.
Starting in New York in 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Burton’s artworks have traveled the world via 12 major cities, from Shanghai, Prague, and soon to Hong Kong! I am a HUGE fan of Burton's work and imaginations, and can only hope that one day, this will reach Singapore's shores...
Scheduled for a launch November 5th, 2016, the exhibition will end by January 23rd, 2017. This is a ticketed exhibition Buy via Cityline), with Adults Standard Ticket @ HK$180 (Weekdays and Non-Public Holidays), and HK$220 (Weekend & Public Holidays), Local Full-time Students @ HK$144, and Children are FREE.
“The World of Tim Burton” is organized by Jenny He, Independent Curator, in collaboration with Tim Burton Productions, and presented in Hong Kong by TAO Company. With the exhibition venue sponsored by Swire Properties Taikoo Place.
The event has since announced the collaboration of Hong Kong’s “Godfather of Urban Vinyl,” Michael Lau - who will be recreating two character collectibles, specifically for this event = Tim Burton’s Balloon Boy (2009) in a 12” action figure and Lau’s iconic Gardener duo, Maxx and his pet BB, in a 6” vinyl figure, as mentioned in a promotional video featured below (In Cantonese with Eng subs):
“I have great respect for Tim Burton. We are both creators of characters. His work inspires me a lot. I’m very honoured to have been invited to participate in this project, where I can reinterpret Burton’s character with a ‘Michael Lau’ twist, and recreate my own character adding Burton’s essence. I like the synergy a lot. It’s my dream that my own character can appear in Tim Burton’s movies. It’s still a dream to me but now I feel like I’m 1 step closer, and I’ll always wait for Tim’s nod.” said Michael Lau.
Limited to just 500 x individually numbered figures of each character will be produced. The figures will be available for purchase as 2 of the packages in “The World of Tim Burton” x FringeBacker – Be Part of It! Programme (Funding ends: 23 Jan 2017) and their prototypes will be displayed at the exhibition shop.
“The World of Tim Burton” Exhibition Detail:
Venue: @ ArtisTree
(1F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong)
Period /日期 : 2016.11.05 ~ 2017.01.23
Opening Hours / 開放時間 : 10:00 ~ 22:00
Inquiry / 查詢 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website / 網址 : http://www.TheWorldOfTimBurton.hk
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/TimBurtonHK