OUTSIDE THE BOX EXHIBITION
We have come to an age where common modalities of structural definitions are broken, as we have moved away from old concepts by creating structures with irregular lines, shapes and dimensions. We have enhanced our living experience by mixing the vast range of mediums on offer and pushing our boundaries of creativity from the ways we manipulate space and materials. Canadian American Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry is one of the masters of this craft. Having awarded the prestigious prize in 1989, Frank Gehry is considered as a “Starchitect” by many of his fellow designers and followers. By breaking the rules of traditional architectural blueprints, Gehry has emphasized heavily on the notion of creativity. With his expertise in quick thumbnail sketches and the help of present cutting edge technology, they have enabled his ideas to turn into reality successfully.
Out of all his designs, the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao he created in 1997 is probably one of his most famous works. The creation also acted as a springboard to the city’s re-building program and catapulted Bilbao’s economic growth. “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry described himself as a sponge, that absorbs everything the world can offer and then process each strand of information to find its true potentials. At the ripe old age of 80, his first creation in Asia, the Opus Hong Kong is a true testament to his ever-lasting creative mind. Frank Gehry’s debut exhibition in Artist Tree, Hong Kong, has been specially created to give visitors an understanding of his unique creative process. The exhibition will include a selection of sketches, intricate models and stunning images from United States, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. “Outside the Box” will continue on until October 27.
Text: Vincent Lau | Translation: noble pauper
Photo Courtesy: Grebstad Hicks Communications
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