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Architecture is Art Festival 2017

The biennial "Architecture is Art Festival" was initiated and curated by Zuni Icosahedron's Co-Artistic Director Mathias Woo in 2009. It is the first-ever art festival that links architecture with humanistic spirit as the main theme of the festival, promoting a series of activities on art and design, architecture and urban development.

A city is composed of buildings. As urbanites, we may decide not to read books, look at paintings, listen to music or be in touch with any art forms. Yet, architecture is not one to be averted, for it is the vessel of life and architectural space the repository of the everyday life, history and cultural locus of its dwellers. The city also constitutes our collective memory. In the 5th “Architecture is Art Festival” which is themed around “city”, each programme resembles a building that extends the exploration of architecture and space to the level of cities, inspiring us to look into the different forms and imaginations of urban memories and luxuriant spaces.

Zuni Icosahedron

The Foremost of Experimental Theatre in Hong Kong

Co-Artistic Directors: Danny Yung, Mathias Woo

Founded in 1982, is one of the nine major professional arts companies in Hong Kong, and has established itself as a premiere experimental theatre locally, regionally and internationally. Zuni’s theatre has always stayed on the cutting edge of media technology in presenting the interactive relationship between multimedia and theatre, as well as in probing the possibilities of form and content in “theatre space” through experimentation and exploration.

Zuni has been most inspiring in developing the aesthetics of theatre in Chinese society, with its experimental and subversive nature, and this could be seen in the interactive experiments in the narrative (or rather non-narrative), form and space in its early works. The same spirit could be found in the multimedia design in lights, images, sounds and spaces as in the attempts in the area of cross-media performances, to cross-boundary political and civil area, and to cross-region international cultural exchanges. The topics covered stretch from popular culture to social taboos, from the traditional to the contemporary.

Architecture is Art Festival 2017

The biennial "Architecture is Art Festival" was initiated and curated by Zuni Icosahedron's Co-Artistic Director Mathias Woo in 2009. It is the first-ever art festival that links architecture with humanistic spirit as the main theme of the festival, promoting a series of activities on art and design, architecture and urban development.

A city is composed of buildings. As urbanites, we may decide not to read books, look at paintings, listen to music or be in touch with any art forms. Yet, architecture is not one to be averted, for it is the vessel of life and architectural space the repository of the everyday life, history and cultural locus of its dwellers. The city also constitutes our collective memory. In the 5th “Architecture is Art Festival” which is themed around “city”, each programme resembles a building that extends the exploration of architecture and space to the level of cities, inspiring us to look into the different forms and imaginations of urban memories and luxuriant spaces.

Zuni Icosahedron

The Foremost of Experimental Theatre in Hong Kong

Co-Artistic Directors: Danny Yung, Mathias Woo

Founded in 1982, is one of the nine major professional arts companies in Hong Kong, and has established itself as a premiere experimental theatre locally, regionally and internationally. Zuni’s theatre has always stayed on the cutting edge of media technology in presenting the interactive relationship between multimedia and theatre, as well as in probing the possibilities of form and content in “theatre space” through experimentation and exploration.

Zuni has been most inspiring in developing the aesthetics of theatre in Chinese society, with its experimental and subversive nature, and this could be seen in the interactive experiments in the narrative (or rather non-narrative), form and space in its early works. The same spirit could be found in the multimedia design in lights, images, sounds and spaces as in the attempts in the area of cross-media performances, to cross-boundary political and civil area, and to cross-region international cultural exchanges. The topics covered stretch from popular culture to social taboos, from the traditional to the contemporary.