Presented by K11 Art Foundation, Emerald City features an impressive array of works of contemporary art including paintings, videos, sculptures and site-specific installations by 28 artists and artist groups from China and other parts of the world. Beginning with basic geometric concepts that represent spatial relations, such as dots, lines, ratio and distance, the exhibition examines the formation and complexities of the cosmos, land and sea, architectural environments, the human body, and other physical and abstract spaces to shed light on the stories of cultural coexistence amid globalisation. Not only does the exhibition demonstrate how geometry shapes our conception of the world, it also inspires us to look at the world outside the confines of geometric thinking.

Emerald City is on view at two locations:
(1) 28.3–22.4.2018, 11am–7pm
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
G/F, Cosco Tower, 33 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

(2) 28.3–31.5.2018, 11am–7pm
chi art space
8/F, New World Tower 2, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Specimen Viewer No. 4

Carl F. Cheng, Specimen Viewer No. 4, 1970, plexiglas, vacuum formed acrylic plastic, plastic cases, 4 specimen cases, LED lights, wiring, metal latch and hinges, 27.9 × 30.5 × 48.3 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Philip Martin Gallery.

Films Before Revolution

Adrián Villar Rojas, Films Before Revolution, 2013, wood, metal, glass, stained glass, drawings, neon, cable, 85 × 149 × 93.5 cm; Return the World, 2013, inkjet printing, watercolour and pencil on paper 1 drawing from the series, 21 × 32 cm; La inocencia de los animales, 2013, inkjet printing and watercolour on paper; 4 drawings from the series, each 21 × 29 cm. Courtesy of the Artist

Images Carrier 02

Zhou Siwei, Images Carrier 02, 2015, digital print, 200 × 150 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Antenna Space.

The House in Ascension_A

Keiichi Tanaami, The House in Ascension_A, 1986, 86.5 × 45.5 × 14cm, wood, lacquer. Courtesy of the Artist and NANZUKA.


Alice Wang, Untitled, 2016, gilded 300-million-year-old crinoid fossils from Morocco, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and CAPSULE SHANGHAI.

Segmented Landscape

Liu Chuang, Segmented Landscape, 2015, video, rear projection screen, projector, wire, dimensions variable, Edition 1 of 5, Courtesy of the K11 Kollection.

Ways of Urbanist Seeing: Street-jamming

This tour will be conducted in Cantonese. Please refer to the Chinese version of this website for details.

21.4.2018 (Sat)
5 – 6 pm
22.4.2018 (Sun)
3 – 4 pm
The Hidden Dots, Lines and Planes in Central and Sheung Wan

This tour will be conducted in Cantonese. Please refer to the Chinese version of this website for details.

14.4.2018 (Sat)
3 – 4pm
15.4.2018 (Sun)
3 – 4pm