Promenade, G/F, Visual Corridor, K11 MUSEA
provide local communities and the young and inquisitive members of our
generation with easy accessibility to art and elevate our collective
understanding of culture, KAF has curated the Public Art Series to
showcase artworks and installations open for public appreciation.
A celebration of the beauty of art in the heart of the city, Rose II is an 8.5-metre tall monumental
long-stemmed rose that seemingly rises from the sea, standing in full bloom
amongst the iconic architecture of Hong Kong’s skyline at the picturesque
A crucial female figure in contemporary art, Genzken has continuously experimented with materials, techniques, and forms of display in her outdoor sculptures to explore the links between architecture and urban space over the course of four decades.
Having debuted in New York in 2010, the steel, aluminium and lacquer Rose II is a spectacular public sculpture of which its superhuman size, exaggerated proportions and inorganic materials are in perfect harmony with the striking architecture and soaring skyscrapers of cities. With its larger-than-life scale, the piece turns what is normally a personal act of giving a rose into a gesture for the whole community. As a final touch, the rose’s vibrant red colour conveys a sense of energy, strength, passion and warmth that also resonates with Hong Kong.
of Isa Genzken, Rose II, 2007 at MoMA, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Sculpture Garden, New York | Gift of Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and gift of the Advisory Committee (both by exchange) | Photo by
Santi Visalli/Getty Images
©️Isa Genzken / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn | Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne